Did you get a raise? Pay hikes are helping some cope with Southern California’s rising rents

The Orange County Register featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. “Lots are scarce…

LA, OC Rent Increases To Continue Into 2019

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. The…

Southern California apartment rents will keep climbing

Los Angeles Times featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center and the annual USC Casden Real Estate Economic Forecast that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to…

Gary Cohn: ‘People don’t buy homes because of the mortgage deduction’ — or do they?

USA Today quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on how the federal mortgage interest reduction affects homeownership rates. Green notes that the deduction is most important to those living in states like California, which has both high tax rates and high home prices. Home prices there, he said, could drop without the…

Southern California home prices jump again

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on his expectations for rising home prices. This is different than the housing bubble, which was fueled by real estate speculation, Green said. Now it’s a simple case of low supply and high demand in an area that is attracting more upper-income workers,…

Stuck in the middle with few housing options

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the lack of new middle-class housing in California. “Nowhere in California is there lots of new construction,” said Richard Green, chairman of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California. “That’s why you are not getting the filtering…

Searching for solutions to SoCal’s housing crisis, YIMBYs say ‘yes’ to development

KPCC-FM quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on why increasing the number of housing developments at any price level is a good strategy for reducing housing costs across the market. YIMBY groups around the state, such as Abundant Housing, have registered their support for the legislation, arguing that increased housing will help…

There’s One Mortgage Monopoly the U.S. Government Wants to Keep

Bloomberg quoted Richard Green of the USC Price School on why a lack of greater competition among credit-score companies does not make sense. Fannie and Freddie face a year-end deadline to decide whether they’ll allow FICO rivals, such as VantageScore Solutions LLC. And frustrated by the government’s delays, lawmakers in both parties have introduced bills that…

The Great American Housing Finance System and the Role of the Federal Government

Housing is local, but money is global. What is the best way to allocate our resources toward housing affordability? How far are we from that goal? How do we even agree on what affordability means?

In this episode, our resident housing finance expert Richard K. Green will walk us step-by-step through these winding routes we’ve constructed to access the American dream.

To listen to this episode of Our American Discourse, click the arrow in the Soundcloud player here. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcastsSoundcloud, or Google Play.

Tears We Cannot Stop

Can America overcome its sin of racism? If redemption of sin comes through repentance, can White America meet the demands necessary?

A discussion of Michael Eric Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop featuring Richard Flory, Richard Green, and Aubrey Hicks

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of Tears We Cannot Stop click the orange arrow in the Soundcloud player here on this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcasts, Soundcloud, or Google Play