A new report from the University of Pittsburgh finds that housing in America has improved dramatically in the last 20 years, as cities and states have been rezoning land to accommodate more housing, but that we’ve yet to fully realize this progress.
The research, which is based on data from the US Census Bureau, is based largely on data on the number of homes built in the cities and towns where the authors studied, along with other data on housing prices and vacancy rates in those cities and town.
The authors used data from US Census surveys, housing surveys, and land use data collected by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the number and type of homes being built to determine which areas had seen a “significant increase” in the number, type, and size of housing units built during the period between 1980 and 2010.
They found that from 1980 to 2010, housing in cities and areas that experienced a “surge” in housing construction, such as Los Angeles, saw a 2.3% increase in housing units and a 3.9% increase of housing vacancies.
“This growth in housing development was more rapid than the overall increase in the population and housing supply,” the authors write.
This growth “is not explained by the overall economic and population growth of the country or by the growth in the housing supply, but instead reflects a different type of housing growth.
As a result, it is not clear that a surge in housing is driving a corresponding increase in total housing supply.”
But the authors also noted that this growth was not accompanied by a corresponding rise in the percentage of the population living in the country’s most economically and socially prosperous areas.
This is not surprising, given that a rise in housing prices is a signal of economic and demographic stability in the United States, as it is a sign that housing supply is expanding and supply is not.
“There is a clear relationship between housing growth and housing affordability, as shown by the fact that rising house prices lead to more households being forced to relocate from areas with lower housing supply to areas with higher housing supply.
But the link between housing affordability and housing growth is not causal,” the researchers write.
The new findings “have the potential to lead to a discussion of why the United.
S. has seen such a dramatic improvement in housing affordability since the 1970s, but it is important to note that this study did not look at affordability as a whole,” the study concludes.