Owning a home is the traditional cornerstone of the quintessential American dream and many people still see it as the crowning achievement of a stable...
Recent research about student loans and mortgages raises the question of whether having too much debt can make you sick. Survey results are particularly troubling because they suggest that it is the debt itself -- not the burden of repayment.
Participatory planning integrates the poor and vulnerable into the housing development process and ensures that good intentions are translated into impact for the community.
The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...
In good economic times as well as in bad, financial hardship can always strike. And when it does, people might have to cut back on housing, which is typically the largest household expense. However, cutting housing costs involves hard tradeoffs.
While the housing market is clearly improving, with four of the five key indicators of the housing recovery from our Housing Barometer at least halfway back to normal, it looks like the recovery is happening even without much improvement in first-time homeownership. Does that mean the housing recovery isn't for real? Not so fast.
Aside from two inland California housing markets, Riverside-San Bernardino and Bakersfield, the top 10 metros with the biggest year-over-year price gains are in the South and Midwest.
Since the housing market has not completely recovered from the 2007 housing crash, it now seems fashionable to find a scapegoat -- usually the Millennials -- to explain sluggish home sales.
A monumental opportunity has presented itself as Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, takes over as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Congress looks ahead on the critical issue of housing finance reform.
The Mayor has announced his ten year, five borough plan to increase the supply of affordable housing in New York - but it appears he's down on the single biggest supply of affordable accommodation the city has to offer, apartment sharing. Why?
Few things have been as simultaneously destructive to the natural environment, the economy, and our social fabric as the tidal wave of suburban sprawl that washed over the US in the late 20th century.
There are many who want the government to play a rule in reducing inequality. That might be a desirable goal. However a higher priority would be to have the government stop playing a role in increasing inequality as it does with its support for the financial industry.
In 2014, most experts agree that we've already escaped the worst of the recent economic trouble. As the economy slowly recovers, and rough patches like joblessness and underwater mortgages become less common, the imperative to protect your credit still remains
We recognize that jails are not known as good places for rehabilitation and reform. We are not talking about that here, however. What we are talking about is a matter of fairness and equitable treatment.
Amortization, the word, stems from the Latin "mort," meaning death. In real estate speak, it literally means to "kill a loan" over a defined period of...
Illinois State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says he thinks property taxes should freeze all across Illinois in an op-ed in the Chicago Tr...