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Call It a Comeback: Rising Rates Spurs New Look at Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Chris Birk | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Chris Birk

As long as you are dedicated to planning and sticking with a strategy, an adjustable-rate mortgage can be a huge benefit for veterans and military families seeking homeownership.

Homeowner Beware: "Robbing the Hood"

Tino Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tino Diaz

Existing and aspiring homeowners need to band together with a strong and singular voice to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America, lest we continue to foreclose on our future. As recent history has demonstrated, we must be especially mindful during budget crises.

The Adjustable Rate Mortgage: Just Say No

James Berman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
James Berman

Why would so many people opt for an adjustable rate mortgage when it's so dangerous? Most likely, they just don't understand the risks.

Save What Works: Making the Case for Long-Term Fixed-Rate Home Loans

Janis Bowdler | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

Rather than dismiss a proven financial tool and affordability features, advocates and policymakers should work together to preserve those aspects of our housing finance system that work well.

Imagining Life After the 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Arkadi Kuhlmann | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Arkadi Kuhlmann

Homeownership is the heart of the American domestic experience. But with 5 million homeowners pushed out of their homes since the current economic crisis began, it is time to re-evaluate how we are making that happen.

The Real Estate Economy as Greek Mythology

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

The one-two punch of higher interest rates and the inevitability of changes coming to Fannie and Freddie only further slow the process of the elusive real estate recovery.

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.