housing crisis


Underwater homeowners look for mortgage relief

Jul 27, 2015
Millions of borrowers still owe substantially more than their homes are worth.
Posted In: homeowners, housing market, housing crisis
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Housing is up and down, but mostly up

Jul 24, 2015
The wind-down of the housing crisis is opening the way for more first-time homebuyers.
Posted In: Housing, housing bubble, housing crisis

Rents are rising, and fast

Apr 23, 2015
Rents have increased by almost 4 percent and are likely to keep going.
Posted In: rent prices, rental housing, housing crisis
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