The shortage of available homes for sale has become a major trend in advance of the busy spring home shopping season.
Unfortunately, even as the LGBT movement makes progress in other areas, such as Don't Ask, Don't Tell and marriage equality, an increasing number of LGBT youth are experiencing homelessness.
Their argument has been that Fannie and Freddie are taking business away from private banking. They have claimed that the "implicit" government guarantee against default of the GSEs has given them a profit edge. But without Fannie and Freddie, there would be no viable housing market.
If the Obama charm offense works on the home lending industry, then more buyers -- either it be first-time home owners or small investors, come off the sidelines and will start to buy.
Land records across the country have been polluted, diluted, laundered and rendered useless by MERS (the Mortgage Electronic Registration System), and Landtegrity.com has posted a petition demanding answers from the White House.
In my experience, there are some financial practices that reasonable people agree are just plain wrong.
When the federal government seized part of the funding of numerous important public programs, subsidized housing was one of them. Nearly 140,000 impoverished families and individuals would be affected.
The site was launched last year and has really started to take off.
While prices may change in either direction, the risks to the borrower are not symmetrical. Borrowers waiting to lock will always pay more if the price has risen but they won't necessarily pay less if the price has declined.
Big data finance is here, it cannot be dismissed, shaken off, or forgotten. It is knocking on everyone's door. When are you doing about it?
Millions of hard-working and responsible Americans risk being shut out of the opportunity to own their own home, with all that implies for building the wealth and assets that can help a family get through rough times and have something to pass along to their children.
It is a lack of transparency and oversight that has allowed a culture of neglect to flourish within NYCHA.
I don't care if Greenberg wants to sue God. It is a free country and he can do what he wants. But I do care when someone tries to reverse the consequences of their own bad decisions by using up the resources of my government.
The road to political and economic ruin for the Democrats began in the late spring of 2013, when President Obama agreed to a budget grand bargain that cut deficits by 2.8 trillion dollars over ten years, deflated a fragile recovery, and left no room for more than token domestic spending on jobs or infrastructure. The cuts were somewhat "back-loaded" -- bigger later in the decade. But in 2014 they took $200 billion out of the budget. According to CBO, that cut the growth rate by a full percentage point. As part of the deal, more Medicare costs were shifted to patients, and the cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security was cut. Both changes, proposed in Obama's own budget, reduced purchasing power by over $100 billion among the elderly -- who surprised experts by backing Republicans by a margin of 59-41, according to exit polls. The 2013 budget deal, according to Roger Hickey of Campaign for America's Future, "left the Democrats with bragging rights as deficit hawks, but not on the real economy."
To mark the annual start of America's national pastime, we looked at home prices in the neighborhoods near major-league stadiums.
Once you dig into the numbers, the picture becomes even uglier. People tend to have an image/stereotype of what homelessness looks like, and as is the often the case with stereotypes, they are dead wrong.