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Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Atlantic | Home Prices May Drop Another 25%

Atlantic | Home Prices May Drop Another 25%

With all the talk of the awful sales numbers for both existing and new homes in July, there was one small kernel of seeming good news: existing home prices rose slightly. The national median home price actually increased by 0.7% last month [...]

Wired Science | The Psychology of Nature

Wired Science | The Psychology of Nature

In the late 1990s, Frances Kuo, director of the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois, began interviewing female residents in the Robert Taylor Homes, a massive housing project on the South Side of Chicago. Kuo and her [...]

CNBC | Real Estate & the Economy: Death of the ‘McMansion’

CNBC | Real Estate & the Economy: Death of the ‘McMansion’

They’ve been called McMansions, Starter Castles, Garage Mahals and Faux Chateaus but here’s the latest thing you can call them — History. In the past few years, there have been an increasing number of references made to the “McMansion [...]

Recession, Lending Take a Toll on Development in Boulder

Recession, Lending Take a Toll on Development in Boulder

Construction of new for-sale housing declined during the first half of 2010, reflecting the difficulty in obtaining financing and the lingering effects of the recession. Boulder’s economy was much more resilient than that on the national level but [...]

WaPo | How much bigger are U.S. homes?

WaPo | How much bigger are U.S. homes?

The Census Bureau keeps information (PDF) on the median square footage of new homes, which you can divide by average household size to get average space per person. The EU, by contrast, counts (PDF) "useful living space," of which there will [...]

Boulder Tops the Century Mark

Boulder Tops the Century Mark

After 150 years, the population of the City of Boulder has finally surpassed one hundred thousand, according to a recent estimate by the U. S. Census Bureau. The report indicated that the city’s growth rate since 2000 was 6 percent, well below the [...]

NYT | When Less Was More

NYT | When Less Was More

We tend to think of the decades immediately following World War II as a time of exuberance and growth, with soldiers returning home by the millions, going off to college on the G.I. Bill and lining up at the marriage bureaus. But when it came [...]

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