Residential Futures: Thought-Provoking Ideas on What’s Next for Master-Planned Communities


After the housing bubble burst in 2008, many communities were hit hard by foreclosures, creating widespread homeownership losses for communities across the country. As the economy continues to recover and markets begin to stabilize, but one thing is certain: the “old” normal will not return because consumer preferences are changing. …
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Housing in America: The Baby Boomers Turn 65

Housing in America 2012

Three generations of Americans are now older than 65: the Greatest Generation (who are 85 years old and older), the Silent Generation (who are between the ages of 68 and 84), and the Leading Edge Boomers (who are now turning 65). An analysis of the coming shifts in the housing markets for seniors, this report reviews the current demographics of those aged 65 and older and examines how the statistics will change in the coming decade. …
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Priced Out: Persistence of the Workforce Housing Gap in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area

Priced Out: Washington DC Metro

Despite recent shifts in the regional housing market, land values and home prices in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area remain unattainable for a large potion of workforce households. While the metro area as a whole experienced an increase in affordability over the past few years, this study finds the workforce households-those with incomes 60 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI)—are priced out of rental and for-sale housing proximate to major employment centers.

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