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Housing Affordability

4 Reasons to Buy a Home After School Starts

NerdWallet | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business

By Deborah Kearns Ah, fall. The return of all things pumpkin-spiced, cooler weather and the new school year (which this mom is thrilled about). It's ...

See How Much House $300,000 Can Buy Across the U.S.

NerdWallet | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business

By Deborah Kearns Have you ever asked yourself, "How much house can I afford?" in different cities across the country? Well, in conjunction with Real...

Mortgage Rates Are Low, So Why Isn't Homeownership More Affordable? The Conundrum of Cheap Money

Lorraine Woellert | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Lorraine Woellert

It's never been cheaper to borrow money, and that includes home loans. Mortgage rates have been falling all year and are flirting with historic lows. ...

Presidential Candidates Need To Talk About The New Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

In the fall, seven presidential candidates showed up at a New Hampshire housing summit to hear about the affordable housing crisis affecting millions ...

Subprime gets bad rap in 'Big Short' but is key to easing affordability crisis

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
The Conversation US

Jaime Luque, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anyone who's dug into the 2008 financial crisis knows the role that bundling and selling subprime housin...

Renters Are Mostly Screwed. Here’s A City That’s Actually Affordable.

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business

Nearly half of Americans who rent are spending more on housing than they can afford, according to a report released this week. But it’s still possib...

NYC Is Completely Unaffordable, But New Yorkers Are In Denial

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

Here’s more evidence that New York City is unaffordable for most people -- but that they'll probably keep living there anyway. Just over half of New...

Canada's Affluent Middle-Class at Risk

Wendell Cox | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Wendell Cox

All Canadians, including middle income and lower income households, should enjoy the benefits of rising incomes, not having them eaten away by higher house prices that rise substantially faster. This requires serious policy reforms where urban containment is in place and avoiding implementation elsewhere.

San Francisco Will End Chronic Vet Homelessness This Year: Mayor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

San Francisco is on track to reach a major milestone in its fight against homelessness, according to its mayor. During a stop at the city's veteran...

Middle-Income Housing Affordability: International Situation

Wendell Cox | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Wendell Cox

Housing costs are the largest element of household budgets, and they vary far more between cities. By comparison, other expenses, such as transportation, clothing and food vary little between cities.

Aging Metropolitan Areas Ranked

Wendell Cox | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Wendell Cox

The common thread among movers is aspiration --- seeking better lives. People move to places they can afford and where they can hope for a higher standard of living.

4 Reasons It's So Hard For The Middle Class To Buy A House

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

Right now is a terrific time to buy a house in many parts of the U.S. -- if you have outstanding credit and a suitcase full of cash. For most everyone...

5 Truths About Housing Costs In Tech Hubs Like San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

4 Reasons Why Housing Wasn't an Issue in the State of the Union

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Jed Kolko

In tonight's speech, President Obama mentioned housing twice. First, at the start of the speech, he included the "rebounding housing market" as part o...

Housing 2013: What's In, What's Out

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Rising prices encourage new construction, and rising prices encourage some homeowners to sell. The big question for 2013 is whether today's price gains will continue strongly enough to encourage builders to build and homeowners to sell.

The Looming Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money

By Michelle Conlin and Melanie Hicken July 5 (Reuters) - One night last spring, David Hall returned home to his studio apartment outsi...

Renters Be Damned!

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

It's been a bad couple of years for homeowners, but they should take solace: at least their difficulties have caught Congress's wandering eye. Meanwhile, renters have been forgotten.