USDA highlights lack of affordable, rural homes for rent



The National Rural Housing Coalition has brought to attention the lack of affordable rental options in rural areas of the country, particularly for those with low incomes.

Low income earners struggling to pay off their mortgages



People with low incomes spend nearly 23 percent of their income on monthly mortgage payments, compared to high-income earners, who spend 11.5 percent of their income on monthly house payments, according to a new Zillow analysis.

New 15-Year ‘Wealth-Building’ Mortgage for Low-Income Buyers?



Two mortgage executives are hoping to overhaul the 15-year mortgage, making it more readily available to low and moderate-income people. They say the changes will help borrowers build equity at a much faster pace than they would with a standard loan.

The Good Side of A Down Market – Are You Renting When You Could Be Buying?



In their efforts to make the dream of home ownership possible for more individuals, government officials may have unwittingly created something better than “forced” home affordability… real market conditions which are making homes more affordable for the average family.

How To Enjoy A “Like New” Home Without Packing A Single Box



A common saying which is familiar to many is “necessity is the mother of invention”. In the current economic conditions we find ourselves in these days, the “mother” is working double-time to take a difficult situation and turn it around for the better.

UnitedHealth and Enterprise Invest $50 Million in Affordable Housing



UnitedHealth Group and Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. (Enterprise) have entered into a partnership that will create an investment program to provide $50 million in funding for affordable-housing projects in various areas across the United States. The $50 million from Enterprise and UnitedHealth Group is intended to add needed funding for community organizations involved in affordable-housing […]

Brazil’s Slums Are Running Out of Space



Middle and low-income buyers are in danger of being squeezed out of Brazil, due to the country’s shortage of affordable housing.  According to some estimates, Brazil needs at least 6 million more houses to accommodate its poor citizens. Shanty apartments cover the hillsides of the slums (or favelas) of Rio de Janero, and while some […]

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