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The Boston Globe

Amid pandemic, the demand for single-family rentals soars

“The big thing right now that’s pretty obvious is just this crazy rise in home prices,” said Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, a research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

The New York Times

They Remodeled Before Covid. Here’s What They Regret Now.

Year-over-year spending on home remodeling grew by more than 9 percent from the third quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2021, to $357 billion a year, according to the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

The New Republic

The Return of Rent Control

A recent study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies found that one in four renters in the Twin Cities spend at least half of their income on rent.


Does the DIY home improvement boom have staying power?

“I think all of those factors will continue to pull on the DIY share of home improvement spending and potentially revert back to these longer-term trends,” Abbe Will of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies said.


What Would It Take to Build This ‘Lost’ Eames House?

The housing shortage has only worsened and become more complicated since the postwar era. In 2018, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard said the country would need to build at least 1.5 million units of housing every year for ten years to close the gap.

Sticker shock: Special assessments can send condo costs even higher

“There’s a state of practice among property managers about how much to keep in reserves, knowing how often different systems in the building may deteriorate. There’s a huge conversation in this country around condo costs and repairs," said Carlos Martín, project director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.