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August 26, 2016

Why are Cities and States Reluctant to Borrow?

Wall Street is urging governments to invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects. Voters and public officials have a different message: not so fast.  Plunging global interest rates […]
August 10, 2016

Delinquent FHA Loans Strain Mortgage Industry

An estimated 25% of all outstanding mortgages that were seriously delinquent at the end of the first quarter of this year were insured by the FHA, […]
August 9, 2016

Housing Recovery Still Far From ‘Normal’

Home sales rose to their highest level since before the financial crisis and were 25% higher than a year earlier, according to the Census Bureau.  But […]
August 8, 2016

Democrats and Republicans Differ on Housing

The Democratic and Republican platforms adopted at this year’s party conventions take a more forward-looking approach to housing issues than they did four years ago. But […]
August 5, 2016

Zombie Houses Still Haunt New Jersey Neighbors

A decade after the housing market began its slide into the worst downturn in generations, New Jersey still has about 4,000 homes left empty because of […]
July 20, 2016

Homeownership Obstacles Vary by Ethnicity

While all prospective homebuyers may face challenges to buying a home, the perception of what those obstacles are can take different forms based one’s race or […]
July 14, 2016

Housing Remains Unaffordable in 18% of Markets

Housing markets were less affordable than their historic norms in 18% of counties across the country, according to the Home Affordability Index for the second quarter […]
July 12, 2016

Consumers Have Mixed Views on Housing

Home purchase sentiment has fallen as more people have turned negative on the economy’s outlook, according to data from Fannie Mae.  Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment […]
June 28, 2016

Housing Still Faces Obstacles; Could Be ‘Engine of Growth’

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its 2016 report on The State of the Nation’s Housing. Calling the housing sector “an […]