NIMBYs, regulatory costs caused housing shortage: Harvard study

A shortfall in housing production is making homes ever more unaffordable for modest-income households, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

California Realtors support bills to dramatically boost housing supply

The California Association of Realtors has put its considerable might behind several proposed bills meant to boost the state’s housing supply.

Houses, houses everywhere — but nary one to buy

We all see now the shortage of new construction in good markets. Every observer says that sales are suppressed by nothing to sell. Theories abound: development fees, open space reservations, regulation — and there’s always the cost of land, labor and …

DC a national leader in better-than-jumbo mortgages

There is a well-documented shortage of housing for America’s lowest income households. Part of the exhaustive study on the economics of housing has also produced an avalanche of information about the exact opposite end of the housing spectrum: those who have mortgages in excess of half a million dollars …