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Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Existing home sales report reveals caution

Mar 23, 2015
Existing home sales report shows cautious homeowners and home buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home sales, housing crisis

In Atlanta housing recovery, the neighborhood matters

Mar 12, 2015
Given two similar neighborhoods, prices in a predominantly white area bounce back faster than in a mainly minority one.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, housing recovery

In Atlanta, not all neighborhoods come back

Mar 10, 2015
Though home prices rose in 2014, recovery is uneven in at least one city.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, socioeconomic factors
 A "House For Sale" sign point to a home in Park Ridge, Illinois. New housing regulations were finalized without a down payment requirement, though some argued for 20 percent.

The murky origin of the 20 percent down payment

Oct 22, 2014
How homeowners historically reached the average number.
Posted In: housing market, housing crisis, homeowner, housing bubble, housing recovery
A building permit sign hangs on a fence in Des Plaines, Illinois. Years after the recession, the home-building industry is finally starting to look up.

For homebuilders, things are looking up...just a bit

Oct 16, 2014
People are starting to buy homes again but challenges like tight credit remain.
Posted In: housing crisis, housing market, home buying, construction
Despite bewilderingly low interest rates and an apparently improving economy, the housing market is still faltering.

Immigrants closing gap on homeownership

Aug 28, 2014
Immigrants fared better on homeownership than the native-born in the recession.
Posted In: immigrants, home ownership, housing crisis
San Francisco housing

As home prices recover, banks resume offering HELOCs

Jun 2, 2014
HELOCs, a form of second mortgage, are waking up from hibernation. And they're hungry.
Posted In: mortage, housing crisis
foreclosed home

Fannie and Freddie are easing up. Carefully.

May 13, 2014
Mel Watt's new game plan for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Posted In: foreclosures, Mel Watt, housing crisis

States divert foreclosure prevention money to demolitions

Sep 3, 2013
The Treasury Department has changed the rules on a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, TARP

Is student loan debt the next housing crisis?

Aug 30, 2013
As more and more debt piles on, many make comparisons between this bubble and the one that burst a few years back: housing. But are they really that similar?
Posted In: housing crisis, student debt

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