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The Zillow-Trulia merger might mark the advent of the next wave in how people buy and sell homes in the U.S., experts say.
With banks and institutional investors remaining risk averse following the 2008 housing crisis, developers are turning to crowdfunding and other innovative platforms to finance real estate projects.
Lobbyists, think tanks and Congress have recently been urging the adoption of key housing reforms. Whether these reforms will be adopted – and how they will actually affect the market[…]
Wharton’s Jack Guttentag questions whether the basic structure proposed as a replacement for Fannie/Freddie would meet the objective of creating effective secondary mortgage markets.
“If we were to design a housing finance system to best address the needs of the country today and in the future, what would it look like?” asks Richard A.[…]
In her study of Chinese property reform in the 1990s, Wharton professor Shing-Yi Wang explores the link between the privatization of state-owned housing and the rise of entrepreneurship.
Land prices in China have been rising very rapidly. It will be difficult to maintain the pace, but don't expect a slump, says Wharton's Joseph Gyourko.
China has urbanized rapidly in recent decades, creating mushrooming cities and a changed landscape in the country. Now officials are turning their attention toward better integrating newcomers from the rural[…]