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Rent versus buy: How did you choose your home?

Mar 11, 2014
What was your experience buying or renting your home?
Posted In: home, home buying, real estate

Fireproofing your home in the wilderness

Jul 3, 2013
Hundreds of homes have already been lost to wildfires this summer. There are ways to make these houses less likely to burn, but fire mitigation is a hard sell to homeowners.
Posted In: fire, wildfire, fireproof, home

Homeownership sparks economy in many ways

Dec 6, 2012
Home prices are up nationwide. The recent demand has been good for more than just realtors and lenders.
Posted In: home, home ownership, homeowner, Housing

Can working from home increase productivity?

Aug 22, 2012
Our Freakonomics expert Stephen Dubner says there is evidence that working from home is better for you.
Posted In: Work, home, employment, Health

Regulators announce rules to ease pain for underwater homeowners

Aug 22, 2012
Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.
Posted In: home, Housing, underwater

With home building up, will McMansions return?

Aug 22, 2012
Nationwide, home-building permits are at a four-year high. But coming off the Great Recession, is there a market for luxury homes?
Posted In: home, building, construction, Housing, megamansion, luxury

What would you take from your burning house?

Jun 29, 2012
If your home was suddenly ablaze, what would you save from the flames? A photographer, who collects photos of people's "burning house" possessions, talks about what people's choices say about them.
Posted In: fire, wildfire, home

The co-borrower blues

Jun 11, 2012
I purchased a condo with a good friend approximately 5 years ago. We co-signed the mortgage and have had a great experience co-owning as friends. I recently got engaged and it's time for me (us) to move on. I'm having a difficult time finding an alternative to having my name removed from the co-signed mortgage. What options exist for us? Tom, Minneapolis, MN
Posted In: cosigner, c0-borrower, mortgage, home

The key to homeownership

May 30, 2012
Taken altogether, housing market indicators suggest the collapse is over.
Posted In: home, rent, home ownership

A 'natural rate' of homeownership

May 15, 2012
At 65.4 percent, we may be closing in on a "natural rate" of homeownership for the economy and society.
Posted In: home, homeownership, homeownership rate, rent

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