Median home price in U.S. top $200,000 for the 1st time in history



The average price of a U.S. home is now worth more than $200,000 for the first time ever, according to new data from Zillow.

Home builders confidence declines as construction costs increase



Home builder confidence declined in July due to concerns over construction material costs

Habitat For Humanity: Too many Americans lack safe, secure, and affordable housing



Most Americans and Canadians believe their governments aren’t doing enough to provide affordable housing for their populations, according to a new survey by Habitat for Humanity.

Childcare costs undermines middle-class housing aspirations



Upper-middle-class families are more likely than low or upper-class families to rely on their extended family for childcare, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report

5 reasons why homeownership rates in the U.S. remain so low



Although local job markets are improving and borrowers can enjoy historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate remains stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages. Those are the findings of a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership: […]

Dodd-Frank Act set to be overhauled following House vote



The House voted on Thursday to roll back many of the banking rules under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which increased regulatory oversight of financial institutions.

President Trump vows to increase American home ownership



President Donald Trump has pledged to strengthen America’s middle class by eliminating some of the rules and regulations, and cutting certain taxes that he believes are preventing them from buying their homes.

Middle class African-Americans, Hispanics, priced out of home ownership in largest U.S. metros



Just 18 percent of homes listed for sale in the U.S.’s 30 biggest metro areas were affordable for middle-class Hispanic families in 2016, and just 14 percent were within the financial reach of African-American families

3 home insurance myths you need to dispel



The vast majority of mortgage lenders require that their customers buy home insurance as part of the deal, but many buyers are confused over what is and isn’t covered in their policy.

National home values surpass housing bubble peak



National home values have surpassed the peak hit during the housing bubble and are at their highest value in more than a decade

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