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: […]

Zillow study shows homes in black neighborhoods are twice as likely to be underwater



A new study from Zillow has found that homeowners in predominantly black communities are almost twice as likely to be “underwater” on their mortgages

Home buyer sentiment falls in face of mortgage rate rises



Mortgage rate increases are chipping away at home buyer sentiment, according to the latest reading from Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index.

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