Multigenerational households make good economic sense

The most recent numbers we have show 20% of the American population is living in multigenerational households.
"The multigenerational home is a safety net, yes. But the bigger story is the compelling economics of multiple generations living under one roof," says Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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Rising costs will continue to hit homebuilders

Dec 26, 2018
New home sales have been slipping most of the year for a variety of reasons
A worker builds a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development on March 5, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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A new program helps foster kids by providing affordable housing for adoptive parents and seniors

Dec 7, 2018
Bridge Meadows brings foster families and seniors together in affordable housing.
Bridge Meadows, Portland, Ore.
Melanie Sevcenko

Here's the median cost of a home in different parts of the country

Nov 28, 2018
The nationwide median for a new house is about $310,000.
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Re-Fi? Standby … Rates are not great right now

Oct 19, 2018
Five years ago, refinancing made up 75 percent of the mortgage business. Today, it’s just around 37 percent. With climbing interest rates, demand has dipped and the mortgage industry is poised to shed jobs. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Re-Fi? Standby … Rates are not great right now

Oct 19, 2018
Five years ago, refinancing made up 75 percent of the mortgage business. Today, it’s just around 37 percent. With climbing interest rates, demand has dipped and the mortgage industry is poised to shed jobs. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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When mortgages hit the roof

Oct 12, 2018
In the early 1980s, the Fed combated inflation by hiking interest rates to over 18 percent.
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At $6 trillion, "tappable" home equity reaches new high

Sep 26, 2018
So far, homeowners are resisting cashing out.
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Why home staging is no longer just for the rich and famous

Aug 2, 2018
In LA’s real estate market, sellers of even modest homes are paying thousands for rental furnishings — all designed to dazzle buyers.
A home in Los Angeles, California.
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