It was an exhilarating time to be young in November 1989 and living in East Berlin. It was not only the physical Wall that fell on November 9. It was also the many invisible walls that closed off anyone who didn't conform.
In the past, government policies overemphasized homeownership. Instead, Americans should have a variety of affordable and attractive rental and purchase options, in line with their needs and resources.
The report's conclusions and recommendations point to the need for more fair housing testing combined with enforcement to uncover discrimination that may not be apparent to an individual family looking for housing.
For many Americans, a mortgage is indeed the most attractive way to borrow because interest rates are not only low, but also the interest is often tax-deductible.
It is done. Two hours ago we finally -- finally! -- closed on the sale of our house. It wasn't easy. It's not only taken over two years to sell this p...
It's starting to look like more than just a temporary blip. On June 13, mortgage finance company Freddie Mac announced that mortgage rates rose for the sixth consecutive week -- and the impact on mortgage activity is already starting to be felt.
Because mortgage rates are still near long-term lows, and because prices fell so much after the housing bubble burst and remain low relative to rents even after recent price increases, buying is still much cheaper than renting. That means that the recent jump in rates doesn't change the rent-versus-buy math much.
If you have money conversations with your kids starting at a young age, it will be easier to teach them along the way. We've put together five essential money talks that you should be having with your kids during key developmental periods of their lives.
In the the ever-changing New York City real estate market, it appears that East Williamsburg is no longer the city's newest "neighborhood."
Better late than never, I suppose, but it looks like the long awaited real estate downturn has finally turned a corner. But just like it takes five miles for an airborne 747 passenger jet to turn around in mid-air, this elongated real estate recession seems to have a mind of its own -- and may not be over, technically speaking.
Of course it shouldn't be this way. There shouldn't be so much decay. This is America: the land of milk and money. But it is this way, and without national leadership, the housing crisis in the industrial heartland is unlikely to stop.
Lingering misconceptions often keep sellers and agents alike from giving military homebuyers a fair shake.
I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.
This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.
This made me wonder: Why did I ever allow myself to live alone with no community and pay a landlord who doesn't make decisions with tenants in a democratic process?
How would you like to invest $10,000 and watch it grow over twenty years into $1,461,920? Well that's what happened at the giant hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, which made a 30 percent return for 20 years in a row.