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March 27, 2024

Market-oriented Reform Principles and Policies that Would Help the Housing Market

Introduction: In this election year, Congress and the President are feeling the urge to help Americans affected by rising housing affordability pressures across the country. With the status-quo untenable, Congress…

March 15, 2024

Housing Abundance with Light-Touch Density

Executive Summary: The following presentation on “Communication with Policymakers and Media – For the Win!” was presented at YIMBYtown 2024, covering how Light-touch Density is the key to achieving housing…

September 21, 2023

National Home Price Appreciation (HPA) Index—August 2023

PDF to full report Key takeaways: National YoY HPA for August 2023 was 4.5%, up from 3.8% a month ago and down from 10.2% a year ago. Historically, HPA in…

September 12, 2023

Housing Finance Watch (Week 35 & 36, 2023)

PDF to full report Key takeaways: The median purchase rate rose 1/8 ppts. over the past week to 7 1/8%. Mortgage News Daily reported a daily avg. 30-year rate of…

July 21, 2023

National Home Price Appreciation (HPA) Index—June 2023

PDF to full report Key takeaways: Year-over-Year (YoY) HPA was 2.9% in June 2023, up from 2.1% a month ago and down from 14.3% a year ago. Historically, HPA in…

June 7, 2023

The Effect of Relaxing Local Housing Market Regulations on Federal Rental Assistance Programs

Abstract The majority of U.S. households that qualify for federal rental housing assistance do not receive it. In the absence of an entitlement to housing assistance, an underexplored cause of…