Thursday
October 2, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/17/2014
    Two housing activists and community builders have been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation's Fellows Program for their efforts to ensure quality housing in solid communities.
  • 09/17/2014
    “A fundamental question about millennials is whether their coming of age in the Great Recession has shaped their goals and aspirations to be different from those of previous generations,” according to a new study by The Demand Institute. Surprisingly, their home preferences may not be so different after all, the report suggests.
  • 09/17/2014
    Higher FHA fees continue to block too many first-time buyers from home ownership, and a change is needed, writes the CEO and president of Realogy Holdings Corp. in an op-ed piece for the American Banker. 
  • 09/17/2014
    After posting a large drop the previous week, mortgage applications reversed course this week, as both applications for home purchases and refinancing surged.
  • 09/17/2014
    Washington, D.C., and a city in China have experimented with dividing their sidewalks into lanes for texting pedestrians and those who are walking cellphone-free. Have they succeeded at speeding up foot traffic?  
  • 09/16/2014
    Over the past four quarters, all the growth in net household formations has been among renters, according to Freddie Mac's latest report.
  • 09/16/2014
    In all 50 states, the use of a "nanny cam" to record video inside a home is permitted. But recording audio is an entirely different matter. Can home owners record audio during showings in your state?
  • 09/16/2014
    "The rise in mortgage rates was modest this month, so purchases at this time are still favorable" when compared to the rise in rents, according to NAR's latest housing affordability report.
  • 09/16/2014
    "The older, aging population presents a number of challenges, as does the younger population with its greater diversity," says a former HUD secretary.
  • 09/16/2014
    Nationwide, rents have risen by 6 percent over the last decade, while incomes have fallen 13 percent. More than half of all renters now are devoting 30 percent or more of their income to paying rent.