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The Housing Market Is Still Struggling

Media Mentions | February 24, 2015 | Marketplace Radio

Professor Chris Mayer explains that would be first-time homebuyers are getting married, having kids, and settling down later, which explains one reason why the housing recovery is sluggish.

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The Logic of an Empty $100 Million Pad

Media Mentions | February 10, 2015 | The New York Times

Professor Chris Mayer says when it comes to the recent trend of New York's luxury real estate trophy properties, what matters is the amount of properties available and the number of people looking at them.

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A Push for a Greater Government Role in Housing Finance

Media Mentions | January 28, 2015 | The New York Times

Professor Chris Mayer comments on the Obama Administration’s recent housing initiatives.

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Older Americans Gird Housing with High Ownership Rate

Media Mentions | December 08, 2014 | Bloomberg News

Professor Chris Mayer states older homeowners on average got less caught up in subprime.

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How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion

Media Mentions | December 03, 2014 | The New York Times

Professor Lynne Sagalyn says the World Trade Center transportation hub is a project driven by institutional ambition, and once begun, the decisions that have made it so costly became irreversible.

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Shruti Shibulal: Translating Passion into a Successful Business

Media Mentions | October 31, 2014 | Forbes India

The article highlights alumnus Shruti Shibulal ’12, promoter and director of the Tamara, a real estate holding and development company, and cites lessons learned while pursuing her MBA at Columbia Business School.

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How Mortgage Rates Affect Car Purchases, Credit Card Debt and Jobs

Media Mentions | October 09, 2014 | The Washington Post

The article features research by Professor Tomasz Piskorski that shows homeowner savings from adjustable-rate mortgages led to more automobile purchases among those borrowers, less credit card debt, and more jobs in their communities.

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Easy Credit Flows to US Landlords as Lenders Bet on Rental Market

Media Mentions | October 02, 2014 | Reuters

Professor Chris Mayer comments on the liability difference in making a loan to a real estate investor versus owner-occupant.

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Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?

Media Mentions | September 21, 2014 | The New York Times

The article cites a paper by Professor Chris Mayer that coins the term “superstar cities,” referring to large metropolitan areas that have become largely unaffordable to the middle class.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify for Mortgage Relief

Media Mentions | August 26, 2014 | NPR

Professor Chris Mayer says there’s been much improvement to the HARP program since it launched in 2009, but in the early years it cost 500,000 foreclosures that were otherwise preventable.

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