The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.

Report a Comment

"Yes, those arguments are consistent. The market process works just fine. Units filter up to more attractive and expensive submarkets as demand increases."
So the market works fine for lower income people but not for "expensive submarkets"? I thought we where talking about affordable housing, not "I wish I could afford a two bedroom condo rather than a one bedroom condo on U street."

"so an immigrant family, with a job in NoVa, is supposed to move to a high crime area in EOTR DC, and accept a long commute" I had to move to a high crime area when I couldn't afford what I wanted in a low crime district. In fact, that's one of the reasons the neighborhood changed.

Does every expensive housing market mean the market isn't working well? Does the cost of luxury cars mean there aren't enough lower end models? Strange, all the cities like DC, Boston, NY, and London, while not perfect are usually the ones deemed to be "working". Didn't the market become much more affordable when the market crashed four years ago?

by Thayer-D on Dec 19, 2012 2:40 pm • linkreport

Does this comment violate Greater Greater Washington's comment policy? If so, you can report it using this form and an editor will take a look.

Which rules in the comment policy do you believe the comment violates?
Comment is spam.
Comment attacks other individuals personally.
Comment is name-calling or berates, belittles, or interrogates others.
Comment discourages others from posting their ideas.
Comment is getting into an aggressive argument with another.
Comment is trolling.
Comment is off topic.
Commenter is impersonating someone else or switching handles.
Comment uses profanity or abusive language.
Comment advocates violent acts or harm to another.
Comment was posted in multiple areas of the site.
Comment is arguing about the comment policy.

Enter any other information you think would be helpful to us:

Your name:
Your email:

To be sure you're not a spammer, please use the map below to answer this question:
If you are at the New Carrollton Metrorail station and head west on the Orange Line, what is the next station you will reach?   

This map contains the answer to the challenge question.
Click to see the larger map. Feel free to ignore station subtitles.
Administrator pagespam
Support Us