In America, people with lots of money can easily avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble. But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job and invest in a home have no such protection.
Although slightly fewer young adults are living in their parents' homes, don't get too excited. Fewer are heading their own households, and the true young adult homeownership rate slipped in 2014.
While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.
As oilfield and service staff reach a critical mass, particularly in southwest Mississippi, communities want to build crew lodges for them.
Three times as many people moved from Los Angeles to Houston, and from New York to West Palm Beach, as the other way around. Most movers are toward counties with lower density, lower unemployment, and cheaper housing.
There is simply no way we can protect and maintain a beautiful, thriving, natural and rural landscape outside of cities if we continue to spread highways and suburban sprawl across the countryside. Healthy, robust, beautiful cities where people want to live are critical to the protection of nature.
Based on properties viewed on the Trulia website for the full years of 2011-2013, home search activity jumps in March, stays high through summer, and then falls below the annual average in September and stays that way until the new year begins.
Indeed, it has long been U.S. government policy to encourage home buying among young adults, especially by providing favorable tax subsidies for homebuyers in the form of the famous mortgage interest deduction.
The housing market isn't just bouncing back -- it's booming! So, if you've been on the fence, waffling about whether or not to sell, consider these five things.
No matter where you are in life, finances can be a big pain in the you-know-what. It doesn't get easier, no matter how much older you get. So to help, we've devised a little roadmap of goals that everyone can follow to make sure they are meeting the right financial goals for their age.
Buying a house is a huge lifetime commitment, and the decision is often fraught with questions upon questions and one pro/con list after another. How can you really know what the best choice is?
Released in July 2014, FHFA Brief 14-02, '"First Time Homebuyer Share and House Price Growth", arrives at a statistically supported conclusion that is at the very least predictable, if not painfully obvious.
Last week, Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates emerged from the self-imposed reclusiveness that followed his landmark essay "The Case for Reparati...
The Illinois Constitution is designed to protect itself from amendments with grassroots origins. The authors of the 1970 constitution and the voters who ratified it made a clear statement: Constitutional amendments offered to voters should, with one narrow exception, come from elected lawmakers, not ordinary citizens.
The evidence is mounting, if not already there, that some higher taxation -- including a streamlining of the various tax codes that eliminates the perks -- is needed to spur continued growth. But when will the politicians finally wake up to that fact?
Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.