Oyler School is helping more of its families become homeowners

Oct 17, 2019
A partnership with Habitat for Humanity aims to double the ownership rate.
Habitat for Humanity bought these houses to renovate for families in Lower Price Hill.
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Racial disparities in home appreciation values may perpetuate a homeownership gap

Jul 17, 2019
A study explores reasons some African Americans may be at a disadvantage when trying to build home equity.
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Remodeling booms as housing stock ages

Mar 14, 2019
Spending on home improvement has increased by 50 percent since the recession.
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Closing the homeownership gap in Houston and beyond

Jan 30, 2019
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, a black trade group, is on a mission to add 2 million new black homeowners nationally in five years.
Nationally, the rate of black homeownership is less than 42 percent, compared to a rate of about 73 percent among white households.
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Why renting is up and homeownership is down in "affordable" Cleveland

Jan 3, 2019
The rise of renting in Cleveland offers a glimpse into the region's economy.
A view of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
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Could the 30-year mortgage disappear?

Dec 12, 2018
President Trump's pick for housing regulator has questioned the loan's benefits.
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The rise of renters

Oct 16, 2018
We spoke to renters in Denver, Colorado, about the financial barriers to homeownership.
A sign advertising apartments for rent is displayed in front of an apartment complex July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif.
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Barriers to homeownership still exist for people of color

Feb 15, 2018
A report from Reveal looks at racial discrimination in the mortgage business and the legacy of redlining.
A 1937 map of Philadelphia shows redlining of neighborhoods.
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National homeowernship rises, but not in some major cities

Jan 31, 2018
While new data show the rate of homeowners has risen around the nation — the highest jump since 2004 — that boost hasn’t been felt in cities where the market is particularly tight.  Click the audio player above to hear the full…

The American dream: How undocumented immigrants buy homes in the U.S.

Sep 11, 2017
It’s all thanks to ITINs — individual tax identification numbers.
Home ownership is part of the American dream. 
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