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TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Seven down payment assistance programs for homebuyers
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
While down-payment assistance programs are common, they're not as plentiful as during the post-recession foreclosure crisis, when cities plagued by high vacancy rates nudged the private market with federal economic stimulus money. And many programs are ...


Fighting to remain in Roxbury
... to build and pass on an asset, such as a home, is vitally important to building generational wealth. Redlining was a racist federal policy that encouraged banks to offer homeownership loans in largely white areas, but made it incredibly difficult ...


Here are Q1 2018's homeownership drivers
“Today's Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Survey data release for 2018 Q1 shows the homeownership rate ticked upward on a year-over-year basis for five consecutive quarters, but held steady from 2017 Q4,” Veritas Urbis Economics Founder and ...
Millennial homeownership suddenly drops after a good runCNBC
Goodbye renter nation: Americans still want to be homeownersMarketWatch
Owning Is the New Renting: Homeownership Trends Upward as ...Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)

Feeling less than secure financially? In Cleveland, you're not alone
Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)
The ranking "is based on income and wealth, business ownership and employment, homeownership rates, access to health insurance and educational attainment in those cities," MarketWatch noted. "The cities that fall to the bottom and rise to the top in ...

Buffalo News

Buffalo-Niagara's homeownership rate falls to 2nd lowest level in 25 years
Buffalo News
The region's homeownership rate ranked 45th among the nation's 75 biggest metro areas, according to the Census Bureau's Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data. The region's lowest homeownership rate in the past 25 years was 60.3 percent in ...

Cascadia Weekly

Housing Crisis Solutions
Cascadia Weekly
In Sarah Bond-Yancey's April 25 column in Cascadia Weekly, she outlined pathways to homeownership, detailing the current housing crisis in our area and across the country. “The inadequate supply of Whatcom County homes in the $125,000 to $300,000 ...

Wall Street Journal

The Tight Housing Supply Is Raising Prices
Wall Street Journal
Much of the loosening of underwriting standards is due to either Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae competing for market share with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or modest changes in the debt-to-income ratios that only have very small effects on the ...

Tax Cut Gains Forecast to Fade Away in 2019
Mortgage News Daily
The Census Bureau's Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) put the homeownership rate at 64.2 percent in the first quarter, unchanged from Q4 2017, but higher on an annual basis for the fifth consecutive quarter. In addition, the annual increase in owner ...

The Nation.

Meet the Rising New Housing Movement That Wants to Create ...
The Nation.
From rent regulation to social housing, activists are pushing for serious solutions to the affordable-housing crisis.

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Expect More Protests, Rallies As Tenant Groups Push To Repeal Restrictions On Rent Control
Coldwell Banker Broker Associate Jason Insalaco said people are frustrated with the rising cost of housing. Low vacancy is driving up rent and a shortage of new housing supply with less homeownership and stagnant wages “have created a perfect storm ...

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