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Help, I'm stuck in my starter home!

by Amy Scott Dec 3, 2018
And that makes it harder for everyone to move up the housing ladder.
Nguyen Do, 38, in front of the house he thought would be his "starter home," in Vienna, Virginia.
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High mortgage rates bring changes in loan applications

by Andy Uhler Jun 6, 2018
The Mortgage Bankers Association will release some new data today on how many folks are applying for mortgages in the United States. Numbers have been down consistently for the past couple of months. Click the audio player above to hear…
Divided Decade

U.S. mortgage debt rises to $8.8 trillion

by , and Feb 13, 2018
The housing market is turning around.
Protesters work on a prop in Freedom Plaza as they prepare for a rally against big banks and home foreclosures in Washington, DC, May 20, 2013. 
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Tax Bill 2017

Low-income and middle-class homeowners might see their tax refunds shrink come 2018

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 12, 2018
Here is why.
Construction workers build new houses.
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I've always wondered...

What will happen to all the abandoned homes in Puerto Rico?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jan 25, 2018
A foreclosure wave is coming.
Protesters rally against foreclosures on Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria, outside the offices of TPG Capital, Dec. 20, 2017 in New York City. The activists claims that TPG Capital's mortgage service companies are aggressively foreclosing on families in Puerto Rico after many people were displaced from their homes following Hurricane Maria.
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Homeowners might have to start paying taxes on forgiven debt again

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer 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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Mortgage lenders lower barriers for those with student debt

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 19, 2017
New rules can help those with high student debt still qualify for a mortgage.
Mark and Kristen Griffin outside the home they rent in Conway, Arkansas.
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Americans are borrowing more, creating record debt

by Ryan Kailath May 18, 2017
The New York Federal Reserve says Americans are borrowing again — everything from student loans to auto loans to mortgages. According to the New York Fed, household debt has reached a record high, even higher than the previous peak, during…

Home equity helping people build household wealth

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 24, 2016
Remember the housing crisis? Well, for many American homeowners, it’s now squarely in the rear-view mirror. A report from RealtyTrac finds that the percentage of homeowners who are underwater — meaning they owe more on their mortgage than their home…
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Home building’s up, but mortgage costs could go up too

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 17, 2016
Today's housing start numbers are a sign there's demand in a market that's still feeling the financial crisis and the housing bust.
 

 
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