Tag Archives: housing

HUD’s $38M Fight for Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better enforce the Fair Housing Act. To do...

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

The housing market is struggling to maintain momentum as housing prices moderate and mortgage applications fall, Freddie Mac reports in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index. In...

‘Normalized’ Economy to Prop Up Housing?

A pick-up in the economy is expected to help propel the housing market forward, with an increase in household formation and a stronger recovery, according to Freddie Mac’s...

Home Owners Say if They Had to They’d Cut Housing Costs By …

If faced with an unexpected financial burden, the majority of home owners say they’d reduce their housing costs by downsizing, according to a survey conducted by Trulia of more than...

More Americans Squeezed by Housing Costs

Housing costs remain near record highs, with more than 35 percent of Americans spending 30 percent or more of their incomes on rent or mortgage payments, according to a new study by...

Lending Stalling the Housing Recovery?

Tight mortgage lending standards are still plaguing the housing recovery, says Stuart Miller, CEO of homebuilder Lennar. Housing starts are averaging about a million per year right...

Survey: 70% Say Housing Crisis Isn’t Over

Seven in 10 Americans say they believe the nation is still in the middle of the housing crisis or are concerned that the worst is yet to come, according to the MacArthur...

The Most Stable Housing Markets

The energy boom states continue to have some of the most-improved housing markets, with North Dakota and Wyoming leading the pack, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Multi-Indicator...

Housing Affordability Slips, But Not Everywhere

Housing affordability continued to fall across the country as the median price of single-family homes rose due to a continued lack of housing inventory, according to the latest...

Fed Chair Sounds Cautionary Note On Housing

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen testified on Wednesday to lawmakers that a slowdown in housing could pose a risk to the economic recovery. “Readings on housing activity, a...