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Should seniors take the rap for the gap in homeownership by millennials?
February 15, 2019 10:30AM
Kenneth R. Harvey
Are senior homeowners preventing millennials from buying houses? Could the decisions of millions of older owners to “age in place” rather than sell their...
Watch: These US cities will pay
to build the home of your dreams
November 13, 2018 08:00AM
While home prices are skyrocketing in cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, some places are offering free land and cash rebates...
Guess who’s healthier and happier between renters or home owners?
September 16, 2018 11:00AM
Who needs the aggravation of owning a house? A new Apartment List report suggests that renting may lead to a happier life–at least in...
Got $40K? Here’s where you could buy a house
September 16, 2018 09:00AM
If you follow the golden rule of real estate–location, location, location–home ownership can be done with a low-five figure income. The National Association of...
Homeownership rate is at 1990s levels, and it’s only getting tougher for Americans to buy homes
September 10, 2018 08:30AM
The home ownership rate in the country has declined precipitously since its peak more than a dozen years ago. And ever since the recession,...
Why long-term renters are buying homes in cities they’ll never live in
August 18, 2018 02:06PM
When buying a house in your own city is too expensive, find another city. The concept is finding traction among a growing number of...
Could baby boomers spur a housing bust?
July 20, 2018 11:00AM
Kenneth R. Harney
Will baby boomers turn into party poopers when they unload their homes in large numbers starting in the next decade? Could they create an...
What makes you rich? New survey finds owning a home is one indicator
May 28, 2018 11:30AM
Your home says a lot about you. According to Charles Schwab’s most recent Modern Wealth Index, owning your own home qualifies as an expense...
This is how NYC’s affordable housing orgs plan to compete with investors and developers
October 26, 2017 11:15AM
A new land trust wants to help low-income New Yorkers compete with developers and investors for homes. One key component of the land trust’s...
Why the big credit score boost won’t dramatically impact the housing market
June 02, 2017 10:50AM
Kenneth R. Harney
If you’ve heard that some people might get a magic boost to their FICO credit scores in the 10-point range — without having to...
There’s a simple reason the percentage of people owning a home is at a historic low
February 18, 2017 10:00AM
If it feels as if your parents could afford to buy a house when they were your age, and you can’t, you’re not alone....
La Vie Boheme no more, US housing data suggests
September 15, 2016 12:50PM
Sunny days are ahead for middle-class American households. Fewer renters and homeowners were cost-burdened in 2015 than in previous years, according to an analysis...
Owning a home isn’t all rainbows and butterflies: report
June 14, 2016 03:55PM
From the Los Angeles website: Maybe it’s time to love your home less? After all, it is possible, for the emotional attachment of of...
This is why owning a home is “financial suicide:” VIDEO
November 14, 2015 04:00PM
Podcaster and author James Altucher recently stopped by Business Insider to talk about his provocative blog post about whether or not owning a home...
Rent-to-own programs are resurging
July 29, 2015 11:20AM
Rent-to-own programs, popular in the 1990s, are making a comeback, with several newly-established firms giving potential buyers with damaged credit an opportunity to become...
Analyst who nailed the housing crash reveals the next big thing
August 11, 2014 08:00AM
While people worry about the greying of the U.S., and how we’ll support so many retirees, there’s another big story playing out: An increasingly...
2014 trends for homebuyers: steeper mortgages, fewer refis
December 20, 2013 02:11PM
A number of opposing forces are likely to keep homebuying steady in the year ahead, as mortgage rates continue to rise and adjustable-rate mortgages...
Rebounding housing market leaves first-time buyers behind
July 23, 2013 03:30PM
The housing market is recovering, but first-time buyers are increasingly being left out of it, the Wall Street Journal reported. Typically couples in their...
Owning a house not always the American dream, studies show
July 12, 2013 03:00PM
Investing in real estate may not translate into happiness, according to a growing body of research, the New York Times reported.
What’s at stake for homeowners in Congress’ lame duck session
October 05, 2012 11:00AM
Kenneth R. Harney
Though the news spotlight has been on the presidential debates and the November 6 elections, a more pressing personal issue for large numbers of...
Home Depot buys Bronx retail location from Madison International Realty for $40M
Keller Williams Midtown CEO forced out: sources
Sitex continues buying spree with $36M industrial buy in Queens
Rabsky sells Williamsburg apartment building to UDR for $130M
Lichtenstein on Amazon pullout: “Worst day for NYC since 9-11”
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