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HUD proposes new disparate impact regulations

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a sweeping proposed rule on August 1 seeking to amend HUD’s interpretation of...

Apartment REITs: Roaring rents

Hoya Capital Real Estate is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor based in Rowayton, Conn. Within the Hoya Capital Apartment REIT Index, we track the eleven largest...

Opportunity zones might be getting less investment, not more

The Opportunity Zone program has faced criticism for benefiting wealthy investors who are planning projects in neighborhoods not considered distressed, and will instead provide...

This tax credit wasn’t meant to help with housing, but that’s exactly what it’s...

As rents rise and wages stagnate, many families struggle to find affordable housing in the U.S. This is especially true for low-income households who often...

The crystal ball of data

In the opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy runs away from her Kansas home and promptly encounters Professor Marvel, a seedy, itinerant...

Rent control laws seize New York apartments

Last ditch attempts by real estate developers to thwart final approval of rent control legislation was just too late, reported the New York Times. “There...

That which makes life worth living

The above words are those of T.S. Eliot. He’s not referring to wealth, liberty or even experience. What makes life worth living in the...

Ben Carson takes aim at red tape blamed for soaring housing costs

“Our country is facing serious housing affordability challenges,” Carson said. “Too many families can’t afford a home mortgage, and too many Americans face high...

The psychology behind unethical behavior

The group tries to move on but is once again interrupted by the CEO. “Am I the only one annoyed by the view? Why...

Airbnb loses huge battle

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is a setback for the home-sharing platforms in their effort to avoid regulation by...

When the national population leads, the local population disappears

Not counting the District of Columbia with a population density of 11,535 people per square mile (p/mi2) while the smallest area in the country,...

The rights glut

I was asked recently whether I thought same-sex parents had the “right” to adopt. I said that I didn’t think anyone had a “right”...

Regulating big tech: Is a day of reckoning coming?

The Justice Department is said to be planning an antitrust investigation into Google. Recently, the House Judiciary Committee launched its own antitrust probe. Last...

The one issue every economist can agree is bad: Rent control

But there are a few questions where there’s near unanimity, and rent control is one of them. Pretty much every economist agrees that rent...

Breathing new life

Parcels at Concourse, crowned Community of the Year by the Pillars judges, not only revitalized a long-deserted historic building in a declining area of...

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