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California’s Affordable Housing Problem: If You Don’t Like What You’re Reaping, Stop Sowing It

December 06, 2013
By: Christopher Thornberg, PhD

You may not have noticed, but California managed to dodge another regulatory bullet when Governor Brown recently decided to veto AB1229—a bill by Assemblymember Toni Atkins that would have made “inclusionary housing” part of the entire California housing landscape.

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Housing Bubble? Too Early To Call!

April 17, 2013
By: Christopher Thornberg, PhD

The sudden surge in the housing market here in Southern California has caught most people by surprise—and is already starting to cause worry in some circles.

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CATEGORY: Real Estate



Sharp Rules In A Blurry World

February 13, 2013
By: Christopher Thornberg, PhD

Any reasonable person understands the need for a strong, if limited, government in a modern economy. Setting the rules that guide market behavior, enforcing property rights, and maintaining a basic social safety net are essential lubricants for economic prosperity.

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CATEGORY: Real Estate



New Housing Breaking Ground… But Next Shortage Is In Sight

April 24, 2012
By: Gerd-Ulf Krueger

The California economy is in the middle of a moderate recovery and California housing numbers have improved during the early phases of the spring home buying season.

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CATEGORY: Real Estate



Housing Price Drop Not Necessarily A Bad Thing for California

August 09, 2011
By: Christopher Thornberg, PhD

Reaction to the latest news on home prices proves that, when it comes to housing, hype trumps logic. These price declines are not terribly troubling or surprising, and flat or mildly falling home prices can be a good thing in California. Why? Because it would allow business and government alike to lower costs.

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