Homeownership rate hits 1990s levels, Yelp data can show neighborhood change, & more

By Donna M. Airoldi  | September 11, 2018 - 11:00AM

The homeownership rate is at 1990s levels, declining from its peak more than 12 years ago (The Real Deal via The Wall Street Journal)

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows how Yelp data can be used to quantify and track neighborhood change—or the dreaded G word: gentrification—if you look at the right type of listings (CityLab)

The Department of City Planning announced it has submitted addresses for more than 122,000 housing units that were missing from the address list for the 2020 Census (Bklyner)

Alarming levels of chemicals were found inside NYCHA’s Saratoga Village in Brownsville. The development sits near land tainted by dry cleaning and petroleum spills (NY Daily News)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 19 newly constructed apartments in Bushwick, but with studios starting at $2,098, its arguable whether they’re actually affordable (Brownstoner)

New York is the nation’s third worst large real estate market, partly based on the long waits needed for selling apartments, according to a WalletHub study (Patch)


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