Housing Crisis

The Nation to Congress: "Make Freddie and Fannie Go Green"

In a recent article in The Nation, Brent Blackwelder & James S. Henry explain why lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should view the current mortgage crisis as an opportunity for positive change. ... read more »

The Unraveling of the Suburban Fringe

BusinessWeek reports: "Annual price changes in most of the largest metro areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, followed a similar pattern: Values were most stable within a 10-mile radius of the center of the city... read more »

Driving Down Real Estate: Will Higher Commuting Costs Kill the Suburbs?

In an interview for NPR in 2005, Daniel McGinn boasted "[My commute] may be the most profitable part of my day." In this Newsweek article, McGinn describes the effects that rising fuel costs have had ... read more »

Forbes Reports: "America's Most Fuel-Efficient Neighborhoods"

Forbes: "With the national average price of gasoline topping $4 a gallon, it's a propitious time to make the case for gas-sipping neighborhoods. ... read more »