Taking the leap into home ownership is a big deal. Long considered the American Dream, it signals an entry into adulthood that some people crave. Millennials are joining the party -- the average first-time homebuyer in the U.S. is 31 years old. Before you join the ranks, here are some things to do.
Weather may have kept homebuilders and remodelers off the job site recently, but data from Sageworks, a financial information company, show that priva...
Though the reforms won by previous generations have extended basic labor and safety protections to seasonal and immigrant farmworkers, many remain shut out of the right to decent accommodations.
The negotiation skills you put to use in these situations may lower your rent, help you ace a job interview and help your email to a top business professional stand out among the droves of others.
We were all victims of the financial crisis that began in 2007 (not 2008), but some of us suffered more than others. And, hundreds of millions of us are still living with the painful aftermath as its consequences began to be felt worldwide.
We need to be reminded that affordability is not simply a function of cash flow, but a price and expected value consideration, after all.
When it comes to buying a house, you have to make lots of decisions. You have to figure out which neighborhood you want, which school district, how much of a down payment to make, etc. One of these decisions is whether you will take out a fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage.
Income inequality has been growing in America, driven by technology, globalization and other factors. It's caused tensions between the haves and have-...
The Fed is both the savior and the bogeyman of tomorrow. Yet amidst all the rhetoric and dogma, there are many questions about how The Fed operates. Here are five things to think about regarding the Federal Reserve.
Six digits of debt are intimidating, especially when you're a single homeowner. But at 29 years old and just 15 months after buying my house, I've already paid $100,000 off my mortgage.. and I plan to pay the other $155,000 off before I turn 31.
The current slowdown of home prices has been sharpest in markets that crashed during the bust and bounced back last year. And although asking-price ga...
In today's increasingly competitive real estate market, understanding the appraisal process cannot be overstated. Although appraisals are one of the most important parts of the home buying process, they are often one of the most misunderstood.
D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.
Critically, building affordable housing units across the city will help create jobs right in the neighborhoods suffering the highest unemployment, helping address the yawning economic and racial divide opened up during the most recent recession.
Zoning rules have trapped four decades of unmet demand in lower Manhattan and, from an environmental perspective, the equivalent of a vast pool of clean energy ready to be tapped.
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.