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Examining Supply-Side Constraints to Low-Income Homeownership

J. Michael Collins, David Crowe, Michael Carliner • October 5, 2001

Much of homeownership research and policy focuses on financial or information barriers that might frustrate low-income renter households from buying a home. Given existing…
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Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

Abbe Will • July 2, 2015

W15-4: The dramatic aging of the U.S. population in coming decades is expected to have important implications for the home remodeling industry. Of the over 25 million…
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Understanding Remodeling Cycles

Abbe Will • August 1, 2008

W08-6: This paper assesses the cyclical nature of the remodeling industry between 1987 and 2007, and how remodeling cycles relate to cycles in the homebuilding industry…
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Towards a Targeted Homeownership Tax Credit

J. Michael Collins, Eric Belsky, Nicolas Retsinas • November 15, 1998

W98-5: Although the federal government provides tax incentives for homeownership, current tax provisions provide few incentives for lower-income families to buy a home…
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Estimating Economic Impacts of Community Lending

J. Michael Collins, Eric Belsky, Micky Tripathi • July 15, 1999

W99-7: This paper provides a step-by-step approach to understanding and estimating the economic benefits of helping lower-income households buy and own their first home…