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The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston

Chris Herbert, Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Irene Lew, Rocio Sanchez-Moyano • October 23, 2013

W13-6: As the housing bust accelerated in 2008, concerns mounted about the impact of rising foreclosure levels on low-income and minority communities where nonprime…
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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…
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Exploring a Decade of Contract for Deed Sales in the Midwest

Ann Carpenter, Taz George, Lisa Nelson • August 29, 2019

Contract for deed home sales, a once-notorious practice that seemingly faded into obscurity in the 1970s, have gained greater attention in the wake of the foreclosure crisis…
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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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Tenure and Location Choice among Hispanic Households

Rocio Sanchez-Moyano • October 10, 2019

Persistently large gaps in homeownership between whites and Hispanics are a major contributor to wealth inequality. This article considers whether Hispanics and whites are…