Archive | October, 2011

News Update: Declining Home Values in Chinese Suburbs

The prices of suburban homes in the Chinese mega-cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou all fell between 30 and 50 percent from July to September. See chart below: also: Private equity company Blackstone is investing over $1 billion in suburbs across Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis, Orlando and Tampa. Yet another take on the growing poverty in […]

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The Last Fifty Years: A Brief Look at U.S. Economic Indicators

Ask an American to describe the typical suburb. Responses will include a range of physical attributes from manicured lawns to exclusive subdivisions, yet there is always one prevailing caveat. These peripheral areas are reserved for middle and upper-class families. A combination of personal observations and media-driven stereotypes have placed this image–or a similar variation–in the minds […]

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