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Housing Costs

There's No Golden Rule For How Much You Should Spend On Rent

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business

The conventional wisdom on how much of your income you should spend on housing has gone unchallenged for nearly half a century. In 1969, then-Sen. Edw...

Rent Is Not The Only Cost That's Too Damn High For Families

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

Stagnant pay for many Americans is already a defining issue of this year's populism-filled presidential election. But add in the rising cost of living...

10 Tiny Homes You Can Actually Afford

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Tiny homes aren't for everyone. It takes a certain type of person to want live in just 100 to 400 square feet. But, ...

Putting Homes In Parking Spaces Could Help Solve San Francisco's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

There’s just too much space reserved for cars in San Francisco, according to activist Steve Dombek, and it’s not helping everyday residents who wa...

Billboards Reflect Push To Prioritize Affordable Housing In London

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Living in London is getting more and more expensive, and those most affected by the increasing costs are raising their voices for the whole city to he...

Over Half Of New York Can't Afford To Pay The Rent

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

A new report confirms what New Yorkers have known for years: the rent really is too damn high. Over 50 percent of New York state residents pay ren...

MORE NYC -- Why the Rent Is So Damn High

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.29.2014 | New York
Nathan Newman

The problems of inequality and urban displacement of working families in New York City is a microcosm of the problems that have transformed cities across the nation.

Can You Use the Good Faith Estimate to Shop Mortgage Prices?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

There are two features of the home mortgage market that thwart all efforts to use the GFE as a shopping tool.

The Rent Is Too Damn High, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

Jimmy McMillan said it, we all feel it and now there’s a chart to prove it: The rent is too damn high. More than half of all renters across the ...

Why Are Americans Fleeing The Northeast?

Posted 11.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's true that the Northeast is home to some of the priciest zip codes in the country and some of the harshest winters ever, but the question of why A...

Let's Trade Rent-Stabilization for Real Housing Affordability

Joe Melaragno | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Joe Melaragno

Housing costs in New York City are out of control and we must do something to address them before it's too late. We need to accomplish two key goals: ...

A Path to an Affordable New York City

Joe Melaragno | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Joe Melaragno

Very few civic leaders discuss the root cause of high housing costs. One of the primary reasons housing prices are so high in New York City is because of restrictive zoning that puts an extremely prohibitive limitation on housing supply.

LOOK: How Much It Costs To Raise A Child Today

VisualNews.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
VisualNews.com

According to some striking data presented in TurboTax's latest infographic, the average American can expect to spend between $200,000 - $500,000 on their child during the first 17 years of their young one's life.

Most Expensive Cities In The U.S. Aren't What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

New Yorkers may complain about paying $1,500 a month for a shoebox-sized apartment, but as it turns out, they don't have it so bad. New York is no...

Housing Is Unaffordable For More Americans Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

Affordable housing is scarcer than ever. A record 20.2 million American households spent more than half of their incomes on housing in 2010, accord...

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Housing?

J.D. Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Where do you live and how much do you pay on housing? What percentage of your budget does this represent? Does your housing payment cramp other parts of your life? Or have you intentionally kept it low so that you can afford to spend on other things?

Arts Thrive in Bushwick

Vera Haller | Posted 08.08.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

"You can't stop change" is a truism applicable to any New York City neighborhood, especially those that are attractive to the young, hip and creative. Take, for example, Bushwick in Brooklyn.

CHART: Americans' Race To Buy Bigger Homes

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Catherine Mulbrandon VisualizingEconomics.com Our homes have changed in many ways over the last 70 years, including homes size, building technolo...

Low Wages and the Metropolitan Middle Class

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The Welfare to Work reforms of the 1990's may have shrunk the public assistance rolls, but has not necessarily improved financial stability for low-income households.