Does Airbnb decrease housing values, as Miami Beach mayor says?

PolitiFact quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on whether absorbing Airbnb units into the housing market would have a real impact on rental prices. Green, the real estate professor at the University of Southern California, said that focusing on Airbnb doesn’t get to the heart of the matter — “that cities are making…

Smaller homes might be better investments than larger ones

Small homes — even ones that measure less than 400 square feet — are becoming increasingly popular. Besides being cheaper to buy, small houses might also be better investments than larger ones, according to a new report from financial-services company Nerdwallet.  Richard Green, chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California,…

Small Homes Can Offer Big Returns

According to a NerdWallet analysis of three years of data from Realtor.com for 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, smaller homes generally appreciate at a faster rate than larger abodes. These findings are not surprising, says Richard K. Green, a professor and chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of…

Green referenced in Las Vegas Review-Journal on housing crisis

The Las Vegas Review-Journal posted an editorial discussing repercussions from the California housing crisis and included a remark by Richard Green, Professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Without an effort to ease burdens on homebuilders, “It’s hard to imagine how all of California doesn’t become like New York City and San Francisco, where…

California need the political will to tackle its housing crisis

KPCC’s Take Two reached out to Richard Green, Director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate, to discuss California’s housing problem.  The state of California recognizes the issues, however, the solutions are not so simple. “Once you are in a community, you don’t want anymore traffic. You don’t want any more pressure on your schools,” says Green. “That’s the…

Green on KPCC’s Take Two on Inland Empire Evictions

Richard Green, Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate and Director of the USC Lusk Center, spoke with Take Two about Redfin’s new analysis of renter eviction. “If people have just one financial event happen in their life — something as simple as [blowing out] a tire on their car — they’re much more vulnerable than people closer to…

Ben Carson tapped to address housing issues, but is he qualified?

President-elect Donald Trump has picked former campaign rival Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. Is Ben Carson the man to run HUD? “He’s certainly not qualified from any conventional standpoint,” says Richard Green, director and chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. There is more to…

Drown

Featuring Caroline Bhalla, Raphael Bostic,Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, and Richard Green

Junot Díaz made his debut with Drown, ten interconnected short stories in 1997. These coming-of-age stories grant the reader a brief glimpse into the lives of immigrants, their lives in poverty in the Dominican Republic through migration to life on the edges in New Jersey. “Diaz evokes a world in which fathers are gone, mothers fight with grim determination for their families and themselves, and the next generation inherits the casual cruelty, devastating ambivalence, and knowing humor of lives circumscribed by poverty and uncertainty.”

Politics as usual? No. Politics as theater? You bet

Political debates involve both performance and policy, so why not have experts in both fields provide insights? That was the thinking behind “Politics as Theatre,” a live screening of the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night with a panel of experts from the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of…