For the middle class today, homeownership is well within reach in some parts of the country, but in others, it's more of a pipe dream than the American Dream. Even after taking income differences into account, homeownership affordability varies hugely across the country.
Homeownership remains the cornerstone for stabilizing and rebuilding the middle class. But some in Congress seem determined to make it nearly impossible for struggling communities to recover.
The men and women who risk their lives and fight to defend us overseas should not have to fight to defend their families at home at the same time. Their sole focus should be on completing the mission and returning home safely.
More than one million homeowners nationwide have already benefited from MHA, but hundreds of thousands of additional families are still eligible for assistance.
Why, you may ask, did Krugman feel the need to be so bold (and so wrong) in predicting the euro's collapse over and over again, in his column, on his blog and to every media outlet that would give him an interview?
The D.C. real estate market continues to move along at a very swift pace. Our market is nothing if not efficient and we consistently prove here that there is no such thing as "bad" real estate -- only bad prices. But I'm finding there's a caveat to that rule.
The shutdown will likely affect some borrowers, but will have a minimal impact on housing in the short-term. The key for borrowers will be to ask your lender questions about necessary documentation and anticipated closing timeframes.
Nationally, the most common issues making houses unhealthy include water leaks from the outside, affecting 11 percent of D.C. metro area homes, followed by signs of mice (10 percent), and interior water leaks (9 percent).
Everyone should be pissed off that this happened. The attorneys generals, Szymoniak's attorneys, homeowners, homeowner advocates, and taxpayers should all be pissed off that an attorney took advantage of a client to essentially walk away with $18 million and accept the title of hero.
There is no amount of money, fines, settlements or payments that is commensurate with the hardship that the arrogance, unethical and fast dealing behaviors of banks and their leaders have caused.
With more people being furloughed, and with sequestration cuts, will the fuel of the strongest driver of the recovery this year be extinguished?
How do we build our urban centers so that we are both climate resilient and able to keep up with our growing population? How can we engage our communities and urbanites while we build the green job economy that holds such promise?
Obviously, the stock market feels it has a strong stake in the selection, but do most Americans feel it matters to them who is chosen to take over the Fed when Ben Bernanke's term expires?
Median home prices are on the rise, while the Days on Market (DOM) are declining. Today's real estate market has created the perfect storm for the home owner to maximize the value of their home sale by selling "For Sale By Owner" or "FSBO."
When the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee announced back in 2011 that they would be conducting $82 million dollar rehab of the state's large...
He suddenly stood up, placed both hands on the table, leaned slightly forward and addressed the room in a clear, loud voice: 'I really don't think I deserve to be homeless.' His words echoed in my head and my heart.