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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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