Housing affordability improved in the second quarter



Housing affordability is being propped up by rising incomes and low mortgage rates, according to the latest edition of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

Rising rents lead to growth in homeless population, Zillow study finds



Rising rents in the nation’s booming urban areas are creating crisis levels of homelessness that will continue or even accelerate as rents rise

Buyers increasingly opt for an “extreme commute” for more affordable housing



A growing number of buyers are willing to endure an “extreme commute” to work so they can buy a better home

Housing affordability is a growing problem



Home prices in the U.S. surpassed their pre-recession peak in 2016, according to the latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, which was published on Friday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. That might be good news for homeowners, but for those who’re yet to buy a property, rising prices could […]

Zillow: Mortgage payments in half of America’s largest markets are now ‘unaffordable’



Buying the typical home listed for sale in more than half of the nation’s 35 largest markets will require a greater share of income than the median-valued home required historically, according to a new Zillow analysis

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

Moving On? 4 Tips For Affording And Maintaining Your First House



Owning your first house is an exciting process and is considered to be an accomplishment. Although you may be excited about decorating and settling in,

Existing home sales slide as lack of inventory bites



After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels

Rising mortgage rates set to impact residential real estate in 2017



Increasing mortgage rates and their impact on affordability will be the most significant force driving the 2017 housing market, experts say

Housing affordability, debt, holding back prospective buyers



Affordability pressures, student debt and general confusion about down payment requirements prevented many aspiring homeowners from reaching the market in 2016.

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