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Five Insights from 25 Years of Remodeling Research

Kermit Baker • July 21, 2021

I recently retired as Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, a position that I have been extremely fortunate to hold since its…
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The Return of Substandard Housing

Kermit Baker • February 27, 2013

The magnitude of the housing bust that began in the middle of the past decade is well documented, with a 75 percent plunge in housing starts, 45 percent decline in existing…
Working Papers

Updated 2010-2020 Household and New Home Demand Projections

George Masnick, Daniel McCue, Eric Belsky • September 1, 2010

W10-9: Given the prolonged period of high unemployment and the possibility that it will influence headship rates and household growth, this working paper explores a…
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Imperfect Information and the Housing Finance Crisis

Edward Golding, Richard Green, Douglas McManus • February 1, 2008

UCC08-6: This paper has two parts. First, we look at the various agents involved in the mortgage transaction—including borrowers, brokers, originators, rating agencies…
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The New Demographics of Housing

George Masnick • November 25, 2001

W01-11: During the 1990s, minorities have played an increasing role in population growth throughout the United States. Fueled by international migration and by high…
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A Critical Look at Rising Homeownership Rates

George Masnick, Nancy McArdle, Eric Belsky • January 8, 1999

W99-2: In spite of warnings to exercise caution when using the Current Population Survey to track trends between 1993 and later years because of major changes since 1994…