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Reduced Housing Inventory Results in Low Vacancy Rate and High Sales Prices in Springfield, Massachusetts
Reduced Housing Inventory Results in Low Vacancy Rate and High Sales Prices in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Springfield, Massachusetts Housing Market Area (Springfield HMA) in western Massachusetts consists of Hampden and Hampshire counties and has a population of approximately 630,400.



Vacant Building in Detroit Redeveloped as Affordable Housing
Vacant Building in Detroit Redeveloped as Affordable Housing

In December 2016, officials celebrated the grand opening of Treymore Apartments, an apartment building in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood that is more than a century old and had been vacant for more than 20 years before undergoing a $6.5 million full rehabilitation.


Factory Construction in Homebuilding
Factory Construction in Homebuilding

Most homes in the United States are built onsite; the lumber, bricks, drywall, and flooring and roofing materials are transported to the home’s final location before construction begins.



Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Cape Town
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Cape Town

Among its many unique attributes, South Africa has three capital cities. Pretoria is the capital of the executive branch of government, Bloemfontein is the country’s judicial capital, and Cape Town is the home of the country’s legislative branch.


Growth in Employment and Rental Housing Demand in the Fort Wayne HMA
Growth in Employment and Rental Housing Demand in the Fort Wayne HMA

The Fort Wayne Housing Market Area (Fort Wayne HMA) in northeastern Indiana includes Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties and is centered around the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second-largest city after Indianapolis, the state capital.



Adaptive Reuse in Suburban Housing Markets
Adaptive Reuse in Suburban Housing Markets

The 2008 recession created a lasting high-risk environment for the retail, office, and residential markets, changing the way tenants lease space to live and work and creating demand for new models of housing.



Tourism and Business Sectors Drive Growth in Anaheim HMA
Tourism and Business Sectors Drive Growth in Anaheim HMA

The Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine Housing Market Area (Anaheim HMA) in southern California encompasses Orange County and borders Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego counties.





Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Toronto
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Toronto

Our fourth city in the Global Cities and Affordable Housing series is Toronto. Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and largest city in Canada, with a population of more than 2 million. Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and largest city in Canada, with a population of more than 2 million.


America’s Rental Housing 2017
America’s Rental Housing 2017

Approximately 43 million people — more than one-third of U.S. households — live in rental housing.





Strong Employment Growth Leads to Near-Record Housing Construction in Nashville HMA
Strong Employment Growth Leads to Near-Record Housing Construction in Nashville HMA

The Nashville Housing Market Area (Nashville HMA) has been experiencing strong economic growth — since 2010, the rate of job growth for the area has been double the national average.




 
Demystifying HUD’s CHMA Reports: An Interview with Kevin Kane
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In this column, Kevin Kane, PD&R’s Chief Housing Market Analyst, highlights how HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis reports provide insight into local economic and housing market conditions.
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Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?
Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal posed the question of whether the national apartment market is cooling down. After years of high demand for rental housing, recent data suggest that supply may have finally caught up.
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The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary
The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary

In this column, Drew Zachary, Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Opportunity Project, a program that exploits open data sources and provides tools that enable greater access to opportunity for all Americans.
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Demand for Rental Housing at New High
Demand for Rental Housing at New High

The pace of multifamily housing construction in the United States has increased considerably since the recent recession, with most of the growth concentrated in the rental sector.
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Spotlight on Housing Starts
Spotlight on Housing Starts

If you watch or read economic commentary, you will most likely come across an economic indicator known as “housing starts.”
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Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing
Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing

Cities across the country are struggling to meet their residents’ demand for rental housing. The result: rapidly rising rents that often make housing unaffordable for low- and middle-income families.
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Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions
Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions

As more people have looked to rental housing as an alternative to homeownership over the past 8 years, researchers have renewed their focus on the importance of rental market conditions in analyzing the overall housing market.
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Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Watford City, North Dakota, the county seat of McKenzie County, stands at the southeastern edge of the Bakken oil fields.
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The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

Domestic oil and natural gas markets benefited from strong demand and higher oil and natural gas prices in the early part of this decade.
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Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market
Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market

The steady growth in the national labor market has been one of the major stories of the current economic recovery.
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