Property Values

The Fight to Save a Detroit-Area Urban Farm

An emergency manager wants to sell a beloved community garden to the highest bidder. Can organizers win their land?

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.

Rising Sea Levels, Plummeting Waterfront Property Values?

Mortgage-backed securities precipitated the Great Recession when we figured out they were worth a fraction of their stated value. Is coastal land next?

A Hidden Casualty of the Housing Crisis: Public Schools

Property taxes are still down, which means schools are still cutting staff. Will the teaching economy ever recover?

How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space