In this week's Washington City Paper reporter Aaron Wiener gives a timely glimpse into a world that is largely unknown and unseen; the scourge of abandominiums east of the river.
Ben takes us inside the tumultuous economic hurdles that accompany our slowly recovering housing market, not only from an economic perspective, but through the eyes of people trying to buy homes, put down roots, and improve their lives.
This case against Tourre is an odd one. Despite the efforts of the SEC to characterize him as another swashbuckling master of the universe, he's really not that kind of figure at all and that personality, reflected in this email, may well surface during the trial.
What if the American people proclaimed through action that after seven years of payment, the first $180,000 owed on owner-occupied home mortgages are annulled, released?
What bride-to-be hasn't thought about a summer wedding? No matter when your wedding is, here are a few credit-related mistakes to avoid as you get married.
It is bizarre that Summers would be seriously considered as the next Fed chair. Memories tend to be short in Washington, but those of us removed from elite circles know that Summers' policies played a central role in setting up the economy for the crash.
Welcome, disillusioned buyers. You really shouldn't be here, should you? You saved your money and had 20 percent to put down. Yet you were trampled by the buyers with wallets full of cash snatching up investment properties.
If you start to fall into trouble, the most important thing is to face your situation honestly. If you don't think you can make your payments in the long term, think about other strategies and pursue them with your lender.
I am deeply disappointed in the latest move to exempt businesses from paying a fine if they do not provide health care coverage for their employees till 2015. It is an unnecessary gesture towards a constituency that would not be satisfied even if he reduced their obligations to zero.
There are two popular myths about why the foreclosure crisis -- which continues to tear apart communities across the country -- cannot be solved. Both are wrong.
As we close the books on the first six months of the year, we find ourselves in one of the most treacherous market cycles in memory.
The Fair Housing Act has proven to be an effective remedy for many who have been denied the fundamental right to housing. But racial and ethnic minorities still need the protection that aggressive enforcement and more comprehensive education can provide, as do gay and lesbian homeseekers.
The potential abuses due to corporate access to that data are as bad as the NSA control -- and the documented harm to the public has been worse.
Our homes are divided into a series of different housing types. For those of you looking to buy, or simply for those of you looking to understand more about the housing industry in the city, here is a breakdown of the most popular forms of home ownership in New York City.
America's young adults face a treacherous road ahead, and it's clear that student loans are exacerbating the problem. Lawmakers in Washington should be careful not to make matters worse.
Although stated (self-reported) income mortgage products are no longer available, lender documentation requirements haven't changed all that much in the past 10 years.