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Monday, September 16, 2019

Winning the Housing Lottery - The New York Times

Winning the Housing Lottery - The New York Times: A mother and daughter move from the Bronx housing project where they’ve lived all their lives to a brand-new apartment nearby.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

5 easy ways you can save money shopping online, according to an expert - Business Insider

5 easy ways you can save money shopping online, according to an expert - Business Insider: With these tricks up your sleeve, you can save hundreds of dollars a year shopping online for products you were already going to buy anyway.

Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas, Previews Plan for Affordable Housing - The New York Times

Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas, Previews Plan for Affordable Housing - The New York Times: Mr. Sanders invoked his own childhood growing up in a rent-controlled apartment, and contrasted it with the privilege of President Trump.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

California pass rent control bill to address affordable housing crisis - Business Insider

California pass rent control bill to address affordable housing crisis - Business Insider: The bill also imposes restriction on evictions without cause - a significant factor in the state's burgeoning homeless population.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Fall housing shifts quickly to a buyer's market

Fall housing shifts quickly to a buyer's market: Mortgage rates are around the lowest in three years, but buyers are suddenly much more cautious about purchasing a home. Competition is cooling, and consequently sellers can no longer command any price.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

What Trump's new housing plan could mean for you. - The Washington Post

What Trump's new housing plan could mean for you. - The Washington Post: The Trump administration’s proposals envisions a smaller role for the government in the housing market, but leaves it to lawmakers and regulators to figure out many of the details.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Breakingviews - Door cracks open on U.S. housing reform - Reuters

Breakingviews - Door cracks open on U.S. housing reform - Reuters: (Reuters Breakingviews) - The door has cracked open on U.S. housing reform. Treasury Department officials want to get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two agencies that underpin the country’s home-financing market, out of their post-financial crisis limbo. Their new plan, unveiled on Thursday, has merit in that it doesn’t entirely hinge on a dithering Congress, and gives the two troubled entities a better chance of enduring the next downturn.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

When Buying a Home Comes With a Monthly Rent Payment - WSJ

When Buying a Home Comes With a Monthly Rent Payment - WSJ: What to consider when purchasing property with a land lease, which can affect everything from monthly payments to mortgage terms.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Lawsuit targets major L.A. affordable housing program - Los Angeles Times

Lawsuit targets major L.A. affordable housing program - Los Angeles Times: Fix the City wants a judge to strike down L.A.'s Transit Oriented Communities program, which has made it easier for developers to build taller, denser projects near rail stations and major bus stops.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Sunday, September 01, 2019

What to do if Hurricane Dorian hits your home, mortgage

What to do if Hurricane Dorian hits your home, mortgage: If you’re affected by a hurricane, flood or another natural disaster, what does it mean for your mortgage? This is a pertinent question for homeowners in the path of Hurricane…

Friday, August 30, 2019

Checking your credit score doesn't hurt it, nor does getting married

Checking your credit score doesn't hurt it, nor does getting married: Does getting married affect your credit score? Contrary to what some might think, you don't share credit.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019