Housing in America: The Next Decade

Housing in America: The Next Decade

The housing markets in the United States are at an inflection point. As the economy recovers from its current turmoil, markets will stabilize, but the old “normal” will not return. Once-nascent trends will emerge as major drivers, creating new markets in new places. Those who fail to understand these new trends will miss opportunities or find themselves building what is no longer in demand.

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The Boston Regional Challenge: Examining the Costs and Impacts of Housing and Transportation on Area Residents, their Neighborhoods and the Environment

Boston Regional Challenge

This report analyzes the combined costs of housing and transportation for neighborhoods, cities, and towns throughout a Boston regional study area that extends south to Providence, Rhode Island; west to Worcester, Massachusetts; and northeast to Dover, New Hampshire….
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Priced Out: Persistence of the Workforce Housing Gap in the Boston Metro Area

Priced Out: Boston

This report examines the availability of for-sale and rental housing near six major employment hubs in the Boston area, specifically in terms of housing that is affordable to workforce households, or those with incomes ranging from 60 percent to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI). Approximately 23 percent – or more than 600,000 households fall in this income range. The analysis was based on proximity of workforce housing within a 30- to 45-minute in-traffic commute of the employment centers of downtown Boston, Route 128 North, Route 128 West, Framingham, Route 128 South, and Route 3 North….
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