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The Sullivans in Sullivan Square

— 2 years ago
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What Were the Effects of Ending Rent Control in Cambridge MA? →

From the website:

"A study by David Autor, Christopher Palmer, and Parag Pathak mea­sures the spillover effects of the 1995 end of rent reg­u­la­tion in Cambridge Massachusetts to reveal an increase in value of uncon­trolled Cambridge hous­ing by 2003 due to decontrol.

"Spillovers in the hous­ing mar­ket, such as exter­nal effects related to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of nearby hous­ing or attrib­utes of nearby neigh­bors, serve as a key build­ing block of urban eco­nom­ics.  How did the sud­den end of rent con­trol in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1995 impact land­lord invest­ment incen­tives and the assign­ment of house­holds to loca­tions? Using data on the prices and char­ac­ter­is­tic of all res­i­den­tial trans­ac­tions together with exact infor­ma­tion on the loca­tion of each con­trolled unit, the study under­scores large price effects on uncon­trolled prop­er­ties from the elim­i­na­tion of rent con­trol.  The esti­mates detail neigh­bor­hood trends, expo­sures to rent con­trolled prop­er­ties, and con­trols for geo­graphic loca­tions.  Building per­mit and expen­di­ture data indi­cate some evi­dence of invest­ment spillovers for houses in rent con­trol inten­sive neigh­bor­hoods.  The elim­i­na­tion of rent con­trol has both a sig­nif­i­cant direct effect on the prices of con­trolled prop­er­ties and an effect on the over­all value of uncon­trolled Cambridge hous­ing stock due to spillovers."

— 2 years ago
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Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

— 2 years ago
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No fun in Cambridge. At least for people who want to play ball outside of Cambridge Public Housing.

No fun in Cambridge. At least for people who want to play ball outside of Cambridge Public Housing.

— 2 years ago
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Buildings in Cambridge - Hexagonal Rooms
I have never seen (so many) buildings with this architectural detail until I came to Cambridge. There are over 50 of these buildings on Route 2 alone…

Buildings in Cambridge - Hexagonal Rooms

I have never seen (so many) buildings with this architectural detail until I came to Cambridge. There are over 50 of these buildings on Route 2 alone…

— 2 years ago
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Tour guide Josh + Some very happy Unicorns

— 2 years ago
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What do you like most about living in Cambridge?

Freshman from CRLS:Cambridge is very diverse and it's really cool because living here helps us learn how to get along with many different kinds of people
— 2 years ago
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