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Banking On an Affordable New York

Keith Mestrich | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Keith Mestrich

The banking community has an opportunity to restore this trust and make good on our social contract with customers, communities, and policymakers. We should start by investing in homeownership, which has always been the foundation of the American Dream.

There Is Still Time for Obama to Strengthen the American Dream for All

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

President Obama can strengthen his legacy in this area with tools he already has. He doesn't need to magically unlock the logjam in Congress to help ensure the resources for affordable housing for years to come.

U.S. Housing Market Gets Sicker

Jorge Newbery | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Stricken with a cold that never quite goes away, the nation's housing market is stumbling once again. In the fourth quarter of 2014, home values dropped and builder confidence started to erode.

Affordable Housing Initiative Demands Action For Historic Rental Crisis We Can't Ignore

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact

Advocates are proving why home is so much more than a place to store your belongings. Home Matters, a campaign supporting affordable housing initi...

15 Best Places To Retire For Real Estate Investments

Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

You know the saying -- a house just isn't a home unless it has some appreciation value. Well, not quite, but capitalization rates and the like are thi...

10 U.S. Housing Markets Eyed By International House Hunters

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

As U.S. home prices continue to rise, foreign searches are likely to drop as a share of all searches for U.S. homes -- except for searches from countries rapidly getting wealthier.

A Turning Point for Housing

Diane Swonk | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Diane Swonk

Some worry that a bubble may be forming but we still have a long way to go to meet pent up demand, let alone any level considered "normal."

Where The Jobs Are

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

By Tim Gaynor and Ernest Scheyder SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./WILLISTON, N.D., March 8 (Reuters) - C harles Cork is gearing up to do something h...

The Federal Reserve Declares Independence

Diane Swonk | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business
Diane Swonk

Will open-ended easing work? Fed Opens Door on New Era In an unprecedented move, the Federal Reserve voted to expand its balance sheet by $40 billio...

LOOK: Americans Drowning In Underwater Mortgages

Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

Click on the "Percent Underwater" buttons at the topic of the graphic to navigate America's housing crisis:...

Home Prices Steadily Rise

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money

(Adds details, market reaction, quote) NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. home prices rose more than expected in June, the fifth month ...

VIDEO: Underwater Voters Have Message for Obama

Van Jones | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Van Jones

Housing and foreclosures have been largely absent from the political debate, but they're about to break through in a big way. Battleground states like Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina have been among the hardest hit by the housing crisis.

LOOK: Homes You Can Buy For $158,100

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.23.2012 | Money

It's debatable whether or not the housing market is actually making a comeback. What we do know, however, is that it's a buyer's market. Mortgage ...

Manhattan Market Report: First Quarter Highlights

Toni Haber | Posted 06.10.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

Manhattan continues to show stability and remains one of the standout housing markets in the U.S. Despite some indicators, the slowing increasing average price point combined with the enormous increase in pending sales, has me enthusiastic.

Housing Doom to Housing Boom: Five Fixes to Keep the U.S. Housing Market on Track

Doug Lebda | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Doug Lebda

It is up to those of us with knowledge of the markets, and those of us in positions to change them, to transform these ideas from words into action. We should not delay.

Investors Can Pre-Qualify To Bid On Fannie, Freddie's Foreclosed Homes

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The regulator for housing finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Wednesday investors could now sign up to ...

Good News For American Homebuyers

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Jan 22 (Reuters) - Would-be American home-buyers can take heart: U.S. housing is more affordable than in other English-speaking countries, according...

Town Offers $10,000 To New Homebuyers, Builders

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

A small northern Illinois town has a proactive new plan it hopes will attract new homeowners to build: $10,000 in cold, hard cash. Yorkville, Ill.,...

Pending Home Sales Surge To 1.5 Year High

Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pending sales of existing homes surged to a 1-1/2 year high in November, an industry group said on Thursday, offering more sign...

U.S. Housing Market Expected To Expand As Euro Crisis Threat Looms

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

The U.S. housing market, once the epicenter of the global financial collapse that spawned today's European debt crisis, is on the verge of delivering ...

Bill Seeks To Entice Foreigners To Buy U.S. Homes With Visa Offer

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The government may turn to foreigners to shore up the weak housing market. A bill co-authored by Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-...

Housing Market Picks Up For Some, Not Others

Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Nick Carey) - Like an increasing number of well-heeled Americans, the Hodgsons decided it was time to buy a new home, even if most of the U.S...

Housing Market Stumbles As Construction Approaches 'World War II Lows' | By NICK TIMIRAOS and ROBBIE WHELAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In major markets across the country, home sales are deteriorating, inventories of unsold homes are piling up and builders are scaling back constructio...

U.S. Housing Market: Fed Counting On Foreign Governments To Fund The Housing Market | Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senior officials in the Obama administration and at the Fed say they are counting in part on foreigners to keep the housing market funded....

WSJ: Is The Housing Market About To Get Even Uglier?

Wall Street Journal | James Hagerty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite some tentative signs of recovery, the U.S. housing market remains vulnerable to further price drops--especially in areas where large numbers o...