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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...

Fighting back

There was a sign posted on a wall of St. Thomas More school in Bel-Nor, Mo, entitled, “Lest we forget.” It was a short...

Destined for disruption

On April 8, 74 working days into construction, President, Katerra Materials Trevor Schick confirmed that the project was on schedule for completion by April...

The big, fat, beautiful number zero

President Trump heralded the latest clarification of the tax law on a recent trip to Ohio saying that the tax had been lowered “all...

Multifamily rentals are still alive and kickin’

Brace yourself. I’m about to unleash a tsunami of data to make the argument that the multifamily market is going strong, despite the sturm...

Research: When Airbnb listings in a city increase, so do rent prices

But what does the company’s growth and popularity mean for the cities and municipalities it operates in? According to Airbnb, it brings more money...

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