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Zillow: Relaxed zoning laws could lead to millions of new homes

By Mike Wheatley | December 20, 2019
Allowing for even modest amounts of new density in the nation's overwhelmingly single-family neighborhoods could lead to millions of new homes nationwide, according to a new Zillow analysis, helping alleviate a housing affordability crisis that has been decades in the making. If the Los Angeles area, for example, continues to add housing largely as it […]
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Minneapolis officially removes single-family zoning

By Mike Wheatley | October 31, 2019
Minneapolis has become the latest U.S. city to do away with single-family zoning laws, allowing a greater variety of construction within its neighborhoods. The measure to eliminate single-family zoning was approved in a 10-1 vote by Minneapolis City Council members. Single-family zoning laws have come under attack in several U.S. cities and states in recent […]
Residential, US Real Estate

Most consumers oppose housing density, study finds

By Mike Wheatley | August 6, 2019
Some cities have moved to alleviate housing shortages by increasing housing density, which means allowing more than one home to be built on a single lot. But while the method has proven to be effective, it’s not proving to be quite so popular with consumers. A new Redfin survey of 3,000 consumers who bought a […]
Residential, US Real Estate

Ben Carson targets single-family zoning laws

By Mike Wheatley | June 21, 2019
Red tape surrounding single-family zoning is one of the main obstacles in the way of providing more affordable housing, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has said. During a presentation in Minnesota this week, the secretary pointed to Minneapolis as a prime example of a city addressing homelessness by eliminating single-family zoning. Carson […]
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