Everyone agrees the economy will falter if we go off the fiscal cliff, but how will the tax increases and spending cuts it will trigger impact the housing market?
On December 10, Human Rights Day, two national reports were released. The two reports paint a disturbing picture of human rights in the U.S. -- but also offer reason for hope.
The path to recovery from the foreclosure crisis is not going to be found by hurrying people out of their homes. What we need to expedite are ways to keep homeowners in their homes whenever feasible.
In most densely-packed urban cities, one will be able to observe a disturbing phenomenon: wealthy people marching past the homeless, day in and day out.
Congress created the VA loan program in 1944 as part of the massive GI Bill. The government basically insures a portion of each loan, and that security help spur the country's post-war housing boom. Today, VA loans are more popular than ever.
The holiday season isn't traditionally a popular time to shop for houses, but it can be a great time to find a home, especially if you don't like shopping in a crowd.
In November, asking prices on for-sale homes rose 0.8% month-over-month, for a 3.8% year-over-year increase-the second-largest post-crisis monthly gain (just slightly behind October 2012) and the largest yearly gain to date.
This week, the organization I work for -- the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) -- will release the first in a series of reports on the prevalence ...
In the eyes of Republicans, the Washington Post, and all the other "Serious" people inside the Beltway, deficits, debt, and the control thereof are all that matters. At the end of the day, though, it is Obama who will determine whether deficits will define his second term.
When we suggest commemorating Human Rights Day by talking about housing, we're not being reductionist, nor are we just talking about housing: we're talking about access, about opportunity, about communities finding their voice.
Typically, the longer your credit history, the higher your credit score. Many consumers assume closing accounts they're not using makes them look better to lenders, but it can have the opposite effect.
Why don't we have tougher laws that prohibit banks and credit card companies from fabricating negative credit scores so that they can charge higher interest rates and laugh all the way to the bank?
Not only is the housing market closer to normal than at any other point since the crisis, the recovery is also accelerating.
I'm not a member of a book club, so I don't know if it's de rigueur for literary associations to throw back a few cocktails and to unsheath verbal knives at holiday get-togethers. If it is, then I was in the presence of a masterful group of readers.
By Mitchell D. Weiss If you're one of the 28% of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage that's higher than your house is currently worth, is it time to toss...
Rather than the ideological gridlock that has become the beltway standard, we need our leaders to use this post-election moment to hit the ground running with real reforms that connect to people.