In some cities, foreclosures are still on the rise

Apr 12, 2019
In cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, the number of homes in the early stages of foreclosure is higher than it was before the financial crisis.
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10 years after the Lehman collapse, homeownership barriers spur new rental options

Sep 13, 2018
Property developers around the world are capitalizing on "Generation Rent."
Tipi is among several property companies capitalizing on the rent-for-longer issue fueling a pre-existing housing shortage in Britain’s capital. The company is in the process of constructing a large-scale campus with dozens of buildings that will add 7,500 new rental units to the market. This photo from Tipi shows a prospective look at an apartment space.
 
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One legacy of the housing crisis: risky rent-to-own deals

Jul 2, 2018
The contracts often saddle would-be homeowners with expensive taxes and repairs.
The house Maureen Seymour has been trying to buy could be condemned by the city and demolished, along with her $25,000 investment.
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"Why can't I make ends meet? Why can't I make this math work?"

Jun 28, 2018
In her new book, Alissa Quart examines the lives of middle-class families struggling to get by.
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This new real estate site is aimed at first-time buyers

May 4, 2017
The real estate site Zillow has launched a new tool aimed at first-time home buyers on realestate.com. It features a calculator that adds up the expenses of owning a home, like property taxes and utilities — the kind of things…

Existing home sales likely to show a drop in February, economists say

Mar 22, 2017
Existing home sales numbers for February are out today. January sales increased 3.3 percent to a 10-year high, but economists anticipate a dip for February, although that’s still up from last year. One factor: an improving job market.  Click the…

The spring home-buying season could use more homes

Mar 20, 2017
Builders are building, but too may owners are staying put.