Harvard: Immigrant communities will save American homeownership
As economic headwinds push native-born population and household formation growth down, Harvard researchers say immigrants hold the key to the housing market's future
by Marian McPherson Jul 27
The housing outlook is good, but affordability is a growing problem
Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies report, published Wednesday, dives into economic factors shaping current homebuying and renting landscapes
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 22
What's a SPOA? The management concept Compass CEO Robert Reffkin can't live without
The fast-growing brokerage and its CEO Robert Reffkin have developed an approach called 'Single Point of Accountability' that sees 1 person tasked with driving projects forward
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 1
Asian American homeownership is still lagging: Report
Asian American homeownership rates lag in numerous major cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Boston, according to the Asian Real Estate Association of America
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 30
Amid inventory crisis, median age of US housing stock is getting older
In a pair of new studies released Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors and Harvard University are calling on the government to help ease the housing crisis
by Libertina Brandt Jun 17
Surge in remodeling should last through next year
Stimulus money and home value appreciation are pushing more people to invest in their houses. They're increasingly turning to professionals as well
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 16
How a downturn could tip the scales against mom-and-pop landlords
Mom-and-pop landlords have been losing market share for decades. The last time there was a downturn, that trend accelerated
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 27
Rent control is getting more popular, but does it actually work?
New laws in California and Oregon show that rental regulations are gaining traction as a solution to rising housing costs. But economists aren't all convinced the rules will work as intended
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 3
Harvard HouseZero zero emissions efficiency home
Harvard's newly completed 'HouseZero' was designed to take existing architecture and upgrade it with 100% natural ventilation, 100% natural daylight and zero carbon emissions
by Teke Wiggin Dec 3
Climate change is here, and it's already impacting property values: Harvard study
In a region experiencing climate impacts like sea level rise, people will pay more to be higher, the Harvard study found
by Tina Casey Jul 6
Housing market mostly back to 'normal' -- depending on your location
Dr. Chris Herbert of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard said 32 out of 100 markets remain below peak prices
by Amber Taufen Jun 15
How the aging US population impacts housing
As America ages, its homes must adapt -- but are they?
by Deidre Woollard Dec 19
What Harvard taught us about customer relationships 30 years ago
A home purchase should be treated with the same energy and care as a major corporate account
by Mike Pontacoloni Sep 20
Realtor.com vs. Zillow: A nasty fight for home turf
The ins and outs of the battle
by Peter Brooke May 17
How to boost your sales in the 1st quarter of changing brokerages
The two agents who launched the new Compass Cambridge, Massachusetts office talk about their ground breaking first quarter and what they are doing differently.
by Gill South May 5