housing

Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

May 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

For this month’s Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) blog post, we took a look at new construction permit data from Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspection to see how Philadelphia’s development pipeline performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and which neighborhoods showed the most construction permitting activity in the past year. We filtered the data to examine […]

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ESI Experts Weigh in on the Future of Philadelphia’s Housing Market

February 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI Experts Weigh in on the Future of Philadelphia’s Housing Market

As the global pandemic challenged the world order and the US economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in Q2 2020, the housing market in the US and in Philadelphia briefly experienced a decline in spring due to the stay-at-home orders. After strong housing index growth through February 2020, the Philadelphia Housing Index […]

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Philadelphia Housing Prices are Going Strong while Sales Volume is Low Amid the Pandemic

December 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Housing Prices are Going Strong while Sales Volume is Low Amid the Pandemic

In our last Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) Present Value blog post, we took a look at the trend of this year’s housing market since the pandemic started. Our analysis showed that the housing market peaked in April likely because transactions that took place in that month had been in process before much of the economy […]

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Concentrated LIHTC Affordable Housing Increases Neighborhood Property Values, according to paper co-authored by ESI researchers

November 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Concentrated LIHTC Affordable Housing Increases Neighborhood Property Values, according to paper co-authored by ESI researchers

Principal and Founder Richard Voith along with Senior Analyst Jing Liu coauthored a paper named “Is More Affordable Housing Better? The Housing Price Effects of Concentrating LIHTC Developments in Los Angeles” and was presented at the Association for Public Policy and Management Research Conference on November 12.   This is one of the products of […]

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ICYMI: Real Estate Compilation

October 16, 2020 / Comments Off on ICYMI: Real Estate Compilation

ESI has published numerous blog posts in the past year related to Real Estate, showcasing the insights and experience of our thought leaders in the field. Please enjoy the following compilation of posts and contact us if you’d like to hear more. Learn more about our work in this area on our website.  A Mid-Pandemic Look […]

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Equity and Inclusion

September 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion

About Analytics-Driven Insight to Promote Equity Econsult Solutions is committed to making a difference in our work. In our Equity & Inclusion practice area, we marshal our analytical expertise and real-world experience to add quantitative substance and strategic nuance to diversity analyses in a wide range of sectors. We are also mindful to apply these […]

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