Posts Tagged ‘ Harvard University ’

New Housing Study Shows Construction Picking Up

Jun 30th, 2014

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report on Thursday, which suggested that though the U.S. housing recovery faces a number of challenges, it should regain its footing. While tight credit, unemployment rates, and the sizable student load debt have kept many Millennials from buying homes, “as long as the economy remains on the path of slow, but steady improvement, housing should follow suit,” says Chris Herbert, research director at the JCHS.

Housing Recovery is Well Underway but Not Without Continued Challenges

Jun 28th, 2013

When experts discussed the state of the nation’s housing this week, they all concurred that yes, the recovery is underway, but outlined the hurdles that still must be crossed. Among them: a gap between white American and Hispanic and African Americans when it comes to home ownership rates, and continued credit challenges and homeowners who […]

Remodeling Numbers are on the Rise

Jan 24th, 2013

A new study release by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University shows an overall revitalization of the nation’s housing stock is underway. According to The U.S. Housing Stock: Ready for Renewal, foreclosed properties are being transformed, sustainable home improvements are increasing in popularity, older homeowners are retrofitting their homes to accommodate their […]