How Much for Housing?: New Perspectives on Affordability and Risk

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Focuses on the cost of housing today and emphasizes that the old rules of thumb applying to housing costs neither reflect today's actual housing market nor constitute a meaningful goal. Features a close analysis of housing trends since 1960. The authors call for a public policy that allows for variations in housing expenditure and argue persuasively that such a policy could be built into variations already apparent in the market. Originally published in 1981 by Abt Books.

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1981 Hard Cover Fine in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. 189 pages, with numerous Figures and Tables. "Without this book to sweep away the cobwebs of history, Americans might ... go on for decades regarding 25 percent of income as the "right" amount to spend on housing and 2 1/2 times annual income as the "right" purchase prince. The authors say that the old rules neither reflect the actual housing market nor constitute a meaningful goal. A particular feature of this book is a close analysis of housing trends since 1960." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE DUST JACKET. Read more Show Less

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Focuses on the cost of housing today and emphasizes that the old rules of thumb applying to housing costs neither reflect today's actual housing market nor constitute a meaningful goal. Features a close analysis of housing trends since 1960. The authors call for a public policy that allows for variations in housing expenditure and argue persuasively that such a policy could be built into variations already apparent in the market. Originally published in 1981 by Abt Books.

Author Biography: Judith D. Feins is currently Deputy Project Director and Director of Analysis for an urban development study of prepurchase home ownership counseling at Abt Associates. Terry Saunders Lane, also with Abt Associates, is Project Director for a research design program of maintenance and repair services for elderly homeowners.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780890115589
  • Publisher: Abt Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1982
  • Pages: 200

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