At $6 trillion, "tappable" home equity reaches new high

Sep 26, 2018
So far, homeowners are resisting cashing out.
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The murky origin of the 20 percent down payment

Oct 22, 2014
How homeowners historically reached the average number.

Mobility remains a challenge for struggling home owners

Feb 28, 2014
This is a good news, bad news story. We'll start with the good news.

Homeownership sparks economy in many ways

Dec 6, 2012
Home prices are up nationwide. The recent demand has been good for more than just realtors and lenders.

Tips on homeowners insurance in severe weather country

Sep 5, 2012
If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
Claudia and Richard Launey board up their home before Hurricane Isaac, which still bears a marking from Hurricane Katrina, on Aug. 28, 2012 in New Orleans, La.
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U.S. homeowners to get a few new lifelines

Mar 6, 2012
President Obama reportedly plans to announce some new help for hurting homeowners. There's word one part of the plan would make it cheaper to refinance mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

Americans worried about home value

Feb 9, 2012
As a potential deal between states and big banks nears over abusive foreclosure practices, we check in with Gallup to see how worried homeowners are about the future.

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Getting foreclosures wrong may cost banks billions

Feb 6, 2012
National State Attorneys General Program Director James Tierney discusses why it has taken so long to reach a multi-state settlement with big banks over shady foreclosure practices during the housing crisis.

Get mass refinancings right this time

Jan 25, 2012
The devil is in the details, but hopefully the administration has finally figured out how to help homeowners with underwater mortgages.