Renaissance of Rental Bloomberg reports on the “stunning” surge in rental demand in cities recently. The Center for Housing Policy’s reality check: Just because it’s not a house, doesn’t mean it’s affordable.
SPRAWLANTA, cont. Check out the PBS video below for more on how highways have become a public health epidemic in Atlanta, GA (h/t, T4). And Jonathan Hiskes tips us off to news that even suburbanites are growing tired of the highways.
“Securitization” a Dirty Word? For decades, bankers’ ability to bundle mortgages together into guaranteed “securities” led to tremendous market growth and more access to loans for families to own homes. But after the crisis, Edward L. Glaeser wonders whether the whole practice should be reconsidered.
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