Category Archives: Housing

Tariffs Are Hurting YIMBYs

While I’m not a full-throttled YIMBY (though, increasingly, NIMBY idiocy is pushing me in that direction), once a building has been approved, we should have it be built to the approved height–we do need the housing. But this is a … Continue reading

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Mistaking Bidding Up With Gentrification

There’s an interesting article asking if D.C.’s Adams-Morgan is losing diversity, which is a polite way of saying ‘forcing out brown and black people’, due to gentrification. It unusually for the genre, doesn’t confuse gentrification with bidding up. Here’s what … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Housing, Urban Planning

Boston’s Swanktuaries

When I lived in Boston, there were some very nice high end places, but global capital wasn’t using Boston residential real estate as a piggy bank. Things, apparently, have changed (boldface mine): The bottom 24 floors of One Dalton will … Continue reading

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Suburban People In City Spaces

While I’m trying to find the time to look at the 2016 census data for D.C. (and what that means for housing, density, and so on), there’s a vague thought rattling around in my noggin about a critical element of … Continue reading

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When It Comes To Density, We’re Asking Too Little Area To Do Too Much

There’s a very interesting interview with Chris Leinberger, a real estate developer and chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business, about the insufficient amount of ‘urban neighborhoods’ (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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Too Many Offices And Too Little Housing: The Market Is Responding Poorly

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted this about the D.C. real estate market: But what’s really ridiculous is that, even as the need for office space is declining, we’re building about the equivalent of 1,800 two-bedroom apartments … Continue reading

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Boston, “The Future Of Inflation”, And Housing

We come across this statement by the chairman of the Boston Federal Reserve (boldface mine): At a Friday breakfast meeting of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston’s Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren laid out some of the unique challenges … Continue reading

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