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May 6, 2024

Comments on the One Seattle Plan (Comp Plan)

Summary: 1) Seattle has been underbuilding for the last decade (and likely even longer) and it needs to build more housing than the targets set in the comp plan. 2)…

March 8, 2024

State of the Union – Biden’s Housing Proposals Would be Harmful, Not Helpful

President Biden in his State of the Union pitched a raft of proposals with the stated purpose of lowering costs for homebuyers and increasing the supply of rental units.  As has been…

February 22, 2024

The Workforce/Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit

…Corinth and Edward J. Pinto and the Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards discussed the LIHTC’s limitations; it has historically created a small amount of costly, poorly targeted housing units. The system…

January 17, 2024

Congress, Don’t Legislate a Takeover of the Nation’s Rental Housing Market

It is an election year and Congress will soon consider two bipartisan bills to address high rental costs for many renters. The first is the Workforce Housing Tax Credit (WFHTC)…

December 14, 2023

Harnessing Tailwinds on State and Local Land-Use Reform: A Bipartisan Playbook

Edward J. Pinto | Newsweek | September 21, 2023 A Series of Policy Briefs on Zoning, Land Use, and a Solution to the Nation’s Housing Shortage Edward J. Pinto and Tobias Peter…

October 20, 2023

Revenge of the Rust Belt: The Surprising Forces That Have Made the Midwest the Hottest Housing Market Around

In the Fortune article below Shawn Tully discusses the resurgence of the Midwest’s housing market with Ed Pinto, the Director of AEI’s Housing Center. According to American Enterprise Institute data, eight of…

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 18, 2023

There’s an Easy Fix That Would Solve Our Housing Crisis: Light Touch Density

We’re living through one of the greatest housing crunches the U.S. has ever known. It’s resulted in record numbers of homelessness and entire generations certain they will never become homeowners,…

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…