Home affordability is up — by a smidge

Aug 25, 2022
The Mortgage Bankers Association reports the average monthly payment on a new mortgage in July was $1,844, down $49 from June, as mortgage rates and loan amounts edged lower.
So home affordability — a ratio of average income to average monthly mortgage payment — has improved slightly in recent months.
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3 ways to stay organized without breaking the bank

Nov 10, 2017
Remodelista's Julie Carlson talks organized living.
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Testing a home that gets to know your habits

Aug 15, 2016
Control your house through a smartphone.
Grant Park Village in Portland, a pilot apartment complex of IOTAS. 
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High rents are keeping young adults home with parents

Jul 29, 2016
With sky-high rents, how do young adults save enough to leave home? Most don’t.
Rows of homes line a street in a housing development in Oakland, California.
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Google wants to get into your home — again

May 18, 2016
The company unveiled Google Home to compete with Amazon's Echo.
A still from Google's demo video for Google Home.
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Increase in home renovation plans suggests people unwilling to move

Apr 5, 2016
People gave up on the idea of a big, fancy house after the housing crisis, according to one economist.
Many U.S. homeowners are looking to spruce up their homes.

U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage an 'outlier'

Oct 14, 2015
In other developed economies, the stable, fixed-rate mortgage is nowhere to be found.

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Young buyers want to live in the 'burbs

Sep 29, 2015
Faced with soaring prices in the hottest urban markets, young would-be homebuyers will likely flock to the suburbs.

'Life-changing magic' of uncluttering your finances

Aug 7, 2015
Marie Kondo's philosophy on cleaning your house can work for your checkbook, too.

Kitchen appliances are back in fashion

May 8, 2015
A growing interest in cooking has given small appliances a comeback.