Issi Romem

Issi Romem is Chief Economist at BuildZoom and a fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley.

A home in Los Altos, Calif., one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods.

California's Housing Prices Need to Come Down

Shifting control of housing decisions from local to state oversight could be a way to slow the rise of California’s house prices. A newly proposed bill, SB 827, is a step in that direction.