This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.
One way or another, good schools cost money. Private school tuition can easily exceed monthly housing costs, but home prices in top-rated public school districts are 32% above the local average.
Have you ever thought of how an excellent credit score may impact your life? It's no secret that there are a number of benefits to having a high score. Simply put, it can affect many of your current and future financial decisions. Here are a few things that excellent credit scores can do for you.
While many developers pooh-pooh our model of 50 percent real affordability, it not only is achievable, but must be achieved. Equitable development will help create good jobs and put people to work building real affordable housing in neighborhoods that desperately need it.
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.