Just-released FHA report shows Fresh opportunity to make Homeownership More Affordable



The Federal Housing Administration’s just released actuarial report shows that the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is on a steady financial trajectory, a finding the National Association of Realtors® believes is an opportunity to make FHA’s low-down-payment mortgage

The Market Needs More New Affordable Homes



Across much of the country, home prices keep jumping and price wars are happening. Most people would think that would be a major incentive for new home construction. However, new construction is decreasing according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Across the country, the number of newly built homes fell to only 72,600 in April. […]

Freddie Mac Partners with Quicken Loans to Score Success with Mortgage Customers



Freddie Mac announced partnership with Quicken Loans to offer a series of opportunities to individuals to own a dream home. The partnership between the two financial firms was announced during the 102nd Annual Convention and Expo held in San Diego, California. About 4,500 finance professionals relating to the real estate sector attended the convention that […]

Is marijuana to blame for Denver’s housing crisis?



Although marijuana has had a positive effect on the local economy, the state’s largest city, Denver, has been hit by a housing crisis with many residents finding themselves priced out of the market due to rising home prices.

Affordable Homes of South Texas gets $600K to further its mission



Community-based non-profit organization Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. (AHSTI) has been given a $600,000 cash injection from Wells Fargo & Company

Affordable homes becoming scarce in the Lone Star State



Texas is home to some of the strongest performing housing markets in the nation, but recent reports show the market for homes $150,000 of less is quickly drying up.

Affordable Housing Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Event in The Dalles



Residents at Sunrise Estate Apartments in The Dalles have plenty to celebrate. Guardian Real Estate Services, in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Services (OHCS), recently completed a $12.1 million rehab and new construction project that is home to more than eighty families in The Dalles, Oregon.

Philadelphia Gets Gay-Friendly Public Housing



Philadelphia is set to become the first US city to offer publically-funded, gay-friendly housing to its citizens after it revealed plans to break ground on the first development of its kind this fall.

Top Five Cities to Live for Young Families



Young families just starting out naturally look for the best of everything, and that includes affordable homes, great schools, lots of jobs, low crime rates and lots of stuff to see and do. As such, the Realty Biz News staff got their heads together, pored over the data, wracked their brains, argued the toss, banged some heads together and finally came up with these five cities as the best places in the US to raise a young family today.

The USA: Most Affordable Housing in the World?



The experts tell us that housing is more affordable now than it has been for, well, donkey’s years. Property prices in the US have tumbled like never before as the economy stops and starts and never really quite gets going. Indeed, this is the same the world over, which poses an interesting question… Just how affordable is housing in the US at the moment, and how does it compare to other countries in the world?

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