Real Estate News
January 31, 2014
Although student loan debt and the stagnant job market have pushed back the age at which people become homeowners, according to Prof. Chris Mayer, a renter society is still a long way off.
Where Will Young People Live When They’re Old and Gray?
January 25, 2014
Prof. Chris Mayer calls homeownership its own kind of social safety net, since in a stable value economy, homeowners can save for retirement just by living in their home.
The Tale of a House, and an Entire Market
January 22, 2014
Prof. Chris Mayer says that state–run housing finance agencies can offer opportunities for innovation and a responsible path to homeownership.
New Loan Safeguards Leave Path for Higher–Risk Borrowers
December 30, 2013
Prof. Mayer says that while the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program has finally hit its stride, the government did “too little too slowly” to prevent foreclosures.
Mortgage Program Pans Out
November 18, 2013
Chazen Institute Director Shang-Jin Wei argues that a relaxed one–child policy could close China’s widening gender imbalance, reduce competition in the marriage market, and make homebuying more affordable.
November 08, 2013
Prof. Mayer argues that tight credit for homebuyers, not institutional financing, is driving the trend away from homeownership and toward rentals.
Wall Street Figured Out How to Securitize Your Rent. Should You Worry?
August 15, 2013
Prof. Mayer claims that despite falling foreclosure rates, foreclosure and loan delinquency are “still a significant problem” and that the housing crisis is far from over.
Foreclosures Are Down, But the Housing Market Isn’t Quite Moving Yet
July 23, 2013
Prof. Mayer explains the complex and often counterintuitive effects of rent control on the New York City housing market.
The Perverse Effects of Rent Regulation
July 13, 2013
The article cites Prof. Wei’s research that finds competition in China’s marriage market is leading to higher prices in its property market.
Married to the Mortgage
June 26, 2013
The article features research by Prof. Meier that finds individuals with limited numerical ability may be more likely to default on their mortgages.
June 06, 2013
Prof. Mayer explains why fewer Americans are becoming first–time homeowners, despite an improving job market and low mortgage rates.
Many Would–Be First–Time Homebuyers Fear Taking the Plunge