As unemployment skyrockets, so do mortgage loan delinquencies

May 21, 2020
April saw the biggest one-month jump in U.S. home loan delinquencies ever.
More than 3.8 million mortgage holders, 7.3% of all home loans, have already entered into forbearance plans as of April 30.
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Homeowners stay put, keeping inventory low

Oct 24, 2019
The average homeownership tenure has more than doubled, to about eight years.
People are staying in their homes longer than they used to. Above, a real estate agent gives a tour of a house.
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Labor shortages and high cost of materials depress homebuilding, industry says

Jul 18, 2018
Builders are looking into long-term solutions.
A worker saws wood at Canal Crossing, a new luxury apartment community consisting of 393 rental units near the university city of New Haven on August 2, 2017 in Hamden, Connecticut. 
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Bond remains strong between Puerto Rican evacuees and those who stayed

Dec 22, 2017
Families, now divided between the mainland and the island, start new endeavors and try to preserve old ties.
Wireless internet at an extended-stay FEMA hotel in Orlando is the main way the Hernandezes keep in touch with family still in Puerto Rico.
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Tax changes could have big effect on housing

Dec 19, 2017
The tax advantages of home ownership would likely be available to wealthier taxpayers, and high tax regions would take the biggest hit.
A bicyclist rides by a row of homes in San Francisco, California.
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Home prices rise much faster than wages and consumer prices

Nov 28, 2017
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index hit a record high in August, and prices show no sign of moderating soon.
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Homeowners might have to start paying taxes on forgiven debt again

Oct 13, 2017
If the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act isn't extended, homeowners with forgiven debt will have to pay taxes on that debt.
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington DC.
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Just 34 percent of homes have regained pre-recession values. Is that a bad thing?

May 3, 2017
There’s some stark research out today from the real estate research firm Trulia that shows an uneven recovery in the housing market. According to Trulia, only 34 percent of homes nationally have returned to their pre-recession value. Now that is,…

Why many Louisiana homeowners lack flood insurance

Aug 17, 2016
Most Louisiana homeowners aren't covered.
Two people walk through a flooded street in Sorrento, Louisiana as an early morning fog blankets the area. 
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