The 2012 report “What’s Next at the Local Level” contains local and regional perspectives….Continue Reading
“Getting Ahead of Change” seeks to answer questions about the next era of urban development and economics….Continue Reading
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. …Continue Reading
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. …Continue Reading
Securing high-quality, affordable housing near the workplace poses a complex challenge for communities across urban America, and this book offers the best practices to advocate for the development of mixed-income communities close to employment centers and transportation. …Continue Reading
ULI COLUMBUS PRESENTS: COLUMBUS 2050…Continue Reading
ULI’s Fellows author a number of reports that hit on pressing issues and topics. …Continue Reading
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.
Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area is persistantly and pervasively unaffordable despite the recent economic and housing market downturn. If current trends are any indication, housing production between 2009 and 2025 will leave unmet demand for at least 6,000 for-sale housing units appropriate for workforce households.
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.