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The market for single-family homes in the Boston area
Home price appreciation in low- and moderate-income markets
Do homes in low- and moderate- income areas of a city appreciate like homes in high income areas? Do owners of those lower-priced homes accumulate as much equity as owners of higher-priced homes? Karl Case and Maryna Marynchenko share their results, some of which are quite surprising.
Beyond neighborhood revitalization
After community groups rescue a troubled neighborhood, the area may attract many newcomers?and become expensive. One community shows how to help activists retain the diversity of the towns they work so hard to revitalize.
The housing cycle in Eastern Massachusetts: variations among cities and towns
Numerous studies over the years have attempted to identify the impact of amenities on housing price levels within specific metropolitan areas. It is well know, for example, that local public goods, tax burdens, school quality, crime rates, and the like are capitalized into land values. This article divides the Eastern Massachusetts area into small groups of similar towns and examines the pattern of price changes across those groups during the boom, bust, and recovery periods. Since 1982, differences in appreciation rates across cities and towns have been particularly pronounces. The authors ...
Soft Second Program celebrates 10 years
Jim Campen and Tom Callahan overview the growth of the Soft Second Program. They also evaluate its successes and prepare for the future.
Green development: improving the health of residents and neighborhoods
Building sustainable developments for long-term savings and better community health
Mind the gap: grandparents raising grandchildren
The population of grandparents raising their grandchildren is rising. These families face unique pressures, such as finding appropriate and affordable housing. In Boston, one housing community meets their needs. Others around the country may be on the way.