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Where will young people live when they're old and gray?

Jan 31, 2014
Home ownership hits its lowest level since 1995. Home equity has in the past served as a retirement savings plan for many Americans
Posted In: homeownership, Housing

Homeowners question association fees

Dec 28, 2012
An estimated one-fifth of Americans pay fees to homeowners associations, or HOAs. Many of them wonder if they're getting their money's worth.
Posted In: homeownership, HOAs, homeownership associations, Housing

Paradigm change: Young people and home ownership

Aug 10, 2012
Buying into the American Dream? Renting for life? For younger people, home ownership is less cut-and-dry than it was a generation ago.
Posted In: homeownership, Atlanta, buying a home, renting, real estate

Drought? What drought? Homeowners fined for brown lawns

Jul 27, 2012
A homeowners association in Denver has issued hundred of tickets to residents this year for failing to keep up their lawns in the drought.
Posted In: homeownership, colorado, lawns

Renting vs. owning

May 23, 2012
An underappreciated factor behind the recent gains in the housing market is higher rents.
Posted In: rent, homeownership, Housing

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

The risks of buying with no money down

May 1, 2012
I recently was accepted to grad school, and my wife and I will be moving from Michigan to New Mexico. We are having a debate as to whether we should buy a home. After I finish my degree, I would like the freedom to leave New Mexico, if necessary, without having to worry about selling a home. My wife doesn't like the idea of paying rent and getting nothing back from it. Any and all advice would be much appreciated.
Posted In: home, homeownership, rent, student loans, Graduate school, mortgage

To rent or buy?

Apr 27, 2012
Author Jane Hodges discusses who should be renting and who should be buying a home.
Posted In: rent vs. buy, homeownership

Learning about reverse mortgages

Apr 12, 2012
It's worth learning about reverse mortgages. The homeowner gets access to their home equity without moving.
Posted In: Retirement, reverse mortgage, mortgage paydown, home equity, homeownership

House lust

Apr 6, 2012
Tess interviews "Norumbega Park" author Anthony Giardina about the place that the house occupies in the American dream.
Posted In: Books, homeownership

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