10+ Best Articles on Housing
The most useful articles on housing from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Housing Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on housing by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to Create Real Housing Affordability, With Dignity
- Against Homeownership
- How Can Fewer People + More Apartments = Higher Rent?
- I was given a house – but it already belonged to a Detroit family
- ‘The more we pulled back the carpet, the more we saw’: what I learned when I bought…
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How to Create Real Housing Affordability, With Dignity
The lessons of New Town at St. Charles.
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"Luxury" construction causes high rents like umbrellas cause rain
The NIMBY mindset persists in the face of evidence.
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Housing politics divide the suburbs
Zoning changes are presented as a way to increase affordable housing, but risk backlash.
Many Canadians Will Never Own a Home. Does It Matter?
Our country has spent decades incentivizing home ownership. What would it take to make Canada a nation of renters?
High-Rise Buildings Are Not the Future of Housing. Low-Rises Are.
Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti shares his vision for accessible and sustainable housing to accommodate the world’s growing population.
You Should Probably Wait to Buy a Home
Why the housing market is so brutal right now
The Billionaire’s Dilemma
Marc Andreessen says he’s all for more new housing, but public records tell a different story.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on housing.
Real estate should be treated as consumption, not investment.
How Can Fewer People + More Apartments = Higher Rent?
Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
I was given a house – but it already belonged to a Detroit family
When I put the house on the market, I uncovered the story of a Black woman losing her home to municipal greed.
‘The more we pulled back the carpet, the more we saw’: what I learned when I bought…
I knew the place I’d just moved into wasn’t my dream home. What I didn’t know was that its history would give me nightmares …
The housing theory of everything
Western housing shortages do not just prevent many from ever affording their own home. They also drive inequality, climate change, low productivity growth, obesity, and even falling fertility rates.
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