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Monday, September 30, 2019

'Shared ownership was the only way I could get on the property ladder'

'Shared ownership was the only way I could get on the property ladder': Singleton Charlotte McKenzie, 30, was able to buy a share of a £300,000 home with a deposit of under £7,000

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Why Reality Television Sells Luxury Real Estate In Los Angeles

Why Reality Television Sells Luxury Real Estate In Los Angeles: In Los Angeles where there are likely more luxury real estate agents per capita than most major cities, it’s about the glamour of the business.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Treasury’s Housing Plan Would Pave the Way for Another Financial Crisis | National Review

Treasury’s Housing Plan Would Pave the Way for Another Financial Crisis | National Review: It should have been clear by now that government backing for private profit-seeking firms is a clear and present danger to the stability of the U.S. financial system.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Housing Is Still a Has-Been - WSJ

Housing Is Still a Has-Been - WSJ: Lower mortgage rates and a benign economic backdrop have helped boost the housing market recently, but the gains are hardly impressive.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

5 Surprising Maintenance Tasks Landlords Aren't Responsible for Handling - SFGate

5 Surprising Maintenance Tasks Landlords Aren't Responsible for Handling - SFGate: One of the perks of renting is your landlord is responsible for maintenance and repairs. But beware: There are still duties that could land on your plate.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Mortgage Rates Decline Ahead of Fed Meeting - WSJ

Mortgage Rates Decline Ahead of Fed Meeting - WSJ: Consumers’ borrowing costs have drifted lower since the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in July, fueling a wave of mortgage refinancing and helping to support household spending despite deepening economic uncertainty.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Mortgage Rates Decline Ahead of Fed Meeting - WSJ

Mortgage Rates Decline Ahead of Fed Meeting - WSJ: Consumers’ borrowing costs have drifted lower since the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in July, fueling a wave of mortgage refinancing and helping to support household spending despite deepening economic uncertainty.

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…