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Study: Immigrants Fared Crisis Better Than U.S. Natives

The longer immigrants are in the U.S., the stronger their financial footing becomes and the more likely they are to buy homes, according to a new Fannie Mae report. Immigrants have...

Study: Blacks Being Sidelined in Housing Market

African-Americans are less likely to apply for a mortgage and 2.4 times more likely to be denied than whites, according to a recent joint study conducted by the National Urban League...

Study: $50 More Per Square Foot for Homes Near Good Schools

Home buyers are willing to pay a premium in order to live in a top-ranked school district, a new study finds. ...

Study: Walkable Neighborhoods Better for Kids

A new study finds that children who live in walkable neighborhoods, or “smart growth neighborhoods,” get 46 percent more moderate or vigorous physical activity than children who...

Study: Facebook Hashtags Virtually Worthless

Apparently, hashtags on Facebook are #notworking. Following Twitter’s lead, Facebook implemented hashtags in June. But new research shows that the hashtags are not effective in...

Study: ‘Green’ Home Owners Less Likely to Default

Home owners of energy-efficient homes are one-third less likely to default on their mortgage, according to a new study released by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Study: Desire for Home Ownership Unswayed

Eighty-five percent of Americans say they prefer home ownership over renting, according to a newly released Fannie Mae national housing survey of more than 12,000 interviews from 2011....

Foreclosures Don’t Just Hurt Adults, Study Finds

About 8 million children have been hurt by foreclosure, according to a newly-released report by First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy group for families. “Children are the often...

Watch Wording on Insurance Policies, Study Says

Homeowner insurance policies can vary greatly, and if home owners aren’t careful, they may find their claims denied when disaster strikes, according to a study to be published early...

Minorities Received Worse Loan Terms, Study Finds

A new study by the Center for Responsible Lending found that blacks and Hispanics were offered risky loan terms three times more than whites. More specifically, researchers found that...