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Building a more accessible home, no matter your budget

May 1, 2015
Prices vary, but universal, accessible design is becoming more mainstream.
Posted In: accessibility, wheelchair, military, Housing, homes
Sunflowers in bloom at Shawn Kravitch's remodeled home in East Hollywood.

Scoring a home run with a spring renovation

Apr 10, 2015
What to do when your dream home needs sprucing up.
Posted In: home remodeling, buying a home, Housing, remodel, mortgage, refinancing
A house clearly marked for sale in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Do higher home prices mean the market is rebounding?

Mar 31, 2015
The answer is complicated, thanks to that basic economic rule: supply and demand.
Posted In: Housing, home sales
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Existing home sales report reveals caution

Mar 23, 2015
Existing home sales report shows cautious homeowners and home buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home sales, housing crisis

What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?

Mar 2, 2015
High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.
Posted In: homeless, Housing, rental market, homeless families, child homelessness
Despite bewilderingly low interest rates and an apparently improving economy, the housing market is still faltering.

The housing market is still struggling

Feb 24, 2015
Why housing numbers are still cloudy
Posted In: Housing, real estate
Despite tales of a resurgent U.S. economy, industrial production and housing starts number still paint a picture of a struggling economy.

Searching for the economy's new normal

Feb 18, 2015
PPI, industrial production and housing starts numbers for January are okay, and they paint a picture of a still-struggling economy.
Posted In: Housing, gas prices, index
Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed home in Miami.

Homeownership rate dips to lowest level in 20 years

Jan 30, 2015
A drop in homeownership might — or might not — be a key economic indicator.
Posted In: real estate, home, Housing, home ownership
A house clearly marked for sale in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Semi-rosy outlook for housing market

Jan 1, 2015
Home sales could increase by 10 percent but weak wage growth may cut down on potential buyers.
Posted In: Housing, real estate
Not a sign of the times, in Centreville, Virginia.

Apartment shortage is forcing up rents

Dec 22, 2014
Investors who bought rental properties find they can now raise rents.
Posted In: rental housing, rental market, Housing

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