America loves an underdog, a scrappy competitor who manages to beat the odds. By staying so low for so long, interest rates have not only beaten the odds in recent years, they've laughed right in their face. The question is, how long can interest rates keep doing it?
The American Dream of owning your own home is becoming more distant for many millennials. From 2006 to 2011, consumers between the ages of 25 and 34 experienced the largest decline in homeownership of any age group, according to Census Bureau data.
If, like me, you find that you must sell a beloved home, who better to turn to for advice than the Renaissance real estate mogul William Shakespeare, whose cornering of the 17th-century Stratford-upon-Avon housing market is as impressive to realty buffs as his genius as a wordsmith is to literary types.
Living without credit is possible. Is it advisable though? Is it accomplishable without frustrating limitations? Those are different questions.
I've bought and sold many homes over the last few decades, and whenever I put a house of my own up for sale, I prearrange for my pets to have a little holiday with friends and family.
Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.
Photo credit: David Moss Photography, davidmossphoto.com Six years into the Housing First model in DC, it is obvious that the decision to embrace th...
Last month, the City of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began to shut off water service for around 3,000 customers a week, people who have fallen behind on payments by more than $150 or 60 days.
Keep in mind, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac already purchase 97% LTV mortgages from state housing finance agencies throughout America. Why not reinstate this policy to help restore sustainable homeownership for responsible everyday borrowers while also helping to jumpstart America's economy?
A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.
This week I was sent an article from Equifax, a credit reporting agency, saying that according to the Federal Reserve, the total outstanding balance o...
According to a study released June 26 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, more people are renting than ever before - but the issue of affordable housing is one that continues to plague the rental market as well as the housing economy at large.
For the first time during the housing recovery, 4 out of 5 Housing Barometer measures are at least halfway back to normal. But young adults are still struggling to get jobs.
Between 2012 and 2013, population growth for 20-34 year-olds was highest in Colorado Springs and San Antonio, while Austin and Raleigh were tops for 5...
Home prices now look 3% undervalued compared with long-term fundamentals. Of the 100 largest metros, 76 are undervalued while just 7 are more than 10%...
June is American Housing Month, when we celebrate the variety of housing choices that Americans make. Whether owning or renting, the basic principle is that you should be free to choose the home that works best for you and your family.