The most important trend at this year’s International Builder Show is that the market for new-construction single-family homes in the United States is recovering, but it is still very far fully recovered.Read More
The big housing news of 2015 so far has been the Obama administration’s announcement that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums new borrowers pay for FHA-insured home mortgage loans by 50 basis points—a half percentage point. But what impact will that have on affordability?Read More
Ferris wheels, roller coasters, and the Florida economy—they are all famous for their ups and downs.Read More
From 1971 to 2008, only five states passed legislation enabling land banks; but in the last six years, another eight have done so. As vacancies and blight have plagued parts of the United States still recovering from recession and the mortgage foreclosure crisis, so too has land banking grown. There are now some 120 land banks and land-banking programs in 13 states, with West Virginia joining the list in 2014.Read More
The United States is undergoing a “pivotal period of demographic change” that will be as important to the 21st century as the baby boom was to the 20th century, according to William H. Frey, demographer for the Brookings Institution and author of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America.
Canada’s economy continues to deliver stable, modest growth, creating an ideal low-risk environment for real estate developers and investors.
In this talk for TEDxJacksonville, ULI senior fellow Ed McMahon sets forth an argument for the economic, psychological and social value of uniqueness.
While many variables will determine the course of U.S. commercial real estate, here are six potential trends for 2015 based on the current outlook.
This past quarter, three new books were published by the Urban Land Institute. Here is a complete list of the top 10 bestselling books for the fourth quarter of 2014.
As we look forward to turning the calendar over to 2015 in a few days, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year.