Statewide single-family zoning reform gets canned in Virginia

Virginia’s Land Use Committee unanimously rejected Delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s plan to upzone single-family neighborhoods across the state.

San Francisco at center of battle over ‘anti-homeless architecture’

Residents in Mission Dolores placed boulders on sidewalks to keep homeless people away while sparking further conversation over the untenable cost of living in San Francisco.

Inventory crises could stretch into 2022 and beyond: Zillow

Housing starts won’t reach the historical average of 1 million new units per month until at least 2022 or later, with the most pessimistic estimates stretching to 2029.

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 …