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Trade Wars affects on U.S. Housing and Economy

Trade Wars affects on U.S. Housing and Economy

Jefferson Ly   June 6, 2019

A trade war is when a nation imposese tariffs or quotas on imports/goods and the foreign countries that supply those goods retaliate with similar forms of trade protectionism. As it escalates, many things are tariffed/blocked from trading resulting in a trade war. Basically trade wars cause reduced international trade and can negatively impact many different economies.

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The Housing Market Bubble

The Housing Market Bubble

Jefferson Ly   June 6, 2019

The housing market bubble is a run-up in housing prices fueled by demand, speculation, and exuberance. They tend to start with an increase in demand while there is a limited supply which takes a relatively long period to replenish/increase.

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ADUs, a Solution to the Housing Crisis?

Jefferson Ly   June 6, 2019

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a secondary housing unit. They tend to be on a single family residential lot. Although there are many various forms of ADUs that have varying structual forms, ADUs tend to share common traits and face common designing/development challenges.

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The Housing Crisis in Silicon Valley

Jefferson Ly   June 5, 2019

As the living costs of the Sillicon Valley continue to rise, many people have found themselves facing the problem of securing housing. The Sillicon Valley is currently experiencing a huge housing crisis, largely due to the number of jobs offered in comparison to the housing that is available.

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Why Concrete?

Concrete Shells   May 31, 2019

In most cases, when natural disaster strikes, there is not much you can do. This makes one wonder- In a country defined by the advancement of technology, why are we not building safer, more secure structures? Why are we still relying on ancient building practices to handle these threats?

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