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In some cities, foreclosures are still on the rise

by Amy Scott 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

by Victoria Craig 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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Divided Decade

One legacy of the housing crisis: risky rent-to-own deals

by Amy Scott 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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The Big Book

"Why can't I make ends meet? Why can't I make this math work?"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 28, 2018
In her new book, Alissa Quart examines the lives of middle-class families struggling to get by.
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Graduating into the Economy

Just graduate college and want to eventually own a home? Follow these easy steps

by Lizzie O'Leary Jun 8, 2018
OK, so it's not actually as simple as 1, 2, 3 ...
Tax Bill 2017

The home equity loan deduction gets a second life

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 19, 2018
But only for home improvements.
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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Why do we care if millennials are buying homes?

by Tony Wagner Jun 2, 2017
With Kai and Molly off this week, let's tackle a listener question.
Will millennials buy a house in the suburbs like their parents and grandparents? What's it say about the economy if they don't?
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This new real estate site is aimed at first-time buyers

by Ryan Kailath 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

by Aaron Schrank 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

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