Are Americans Moving to the Suburbs? It’s Complicated [Citylab] Americans pick out a place to live like my parents pick out a Chinese buffet for lunch; they just go wherever it’s cheap.
House Flipping Isn’t As Easy As It Looks On TV [New York Times] I watch ten minutes of one of those house-flipping shows, and I’m 110% ready to put down my life savings for a vacant, black mold-filled fixer-upper. Is that a testament to the magic of television, or is my life just that boring?
Homebuilders Claim Regulation Adds 30% to Housing Costs [Washington Business Journal] It’s true, building houses would be much cheaper if they didn’t have to worry about the roof caving in or electrical fires breaking out.
How to Ruin a Housing Market [Dallas Observer] There should be a law that landlord/tenant laws can only be written and voted on by people who actually rent their homes.
Le Corbusier’s Former Home Renovated to Original Design [Arch Daily] Hmmmm. Beware the architect whose own home looks nothing like the homes he designs for other people.
Zillow Uses Data to Project Impact of Climate Change On Real Estate Values [NPR] Spoiler alert: the news ain’t good.