Disaster victims can now find a safe haven in low-income housing

Housing units normally set aside for low-income residents can now be used to house persons displaced by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and other disasters without regard to their incomes.

Over a third of renters plan to buy in next 2 years

Some renters are being held back by “persistent homebuying myths,” according to the latest Insights Report from Bank of America, but other would-be buyers are getting the ducks in a row and considering when, where and even with whom to buy.

52% of millennials hope to own a home in 2 years

Although prices seem to be moderating (at least in some markets), mortgage rates are still inching higher. Even so, people are still intent on owning a home, according to a new study.

Women and minorities still not equal when it comes to home affordability

A new study found that, based on median incomes, single women can afford only two-thirds as much house as their male counterparts and that the highest earning ethnic group (Asians) can afford more than twice as much house as the lowest earning group (b…

Realtors rank among least trusted professions, survey finds

A new national poll, commissioned by flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks, found that real estate agents and journalists are among the least trustworthy professions in American consumers’ minds. 

4 alternative housing finance structures that could work

A Congressional Budget Office report says that over the next 10 years it will cost Uncle Sam $19 billion to cover the cost of some $12 trillion in mortgage-backed securities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to create.

Does HUD need more Section 8 landlords?

Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 aids some two million renters every year, but because many landlords still refuse to take on Section 8 tenants, the assistance program has not been nearly as successful as it could be.

Seniors are on the ‘precipice’ of a huge sell-off wave. Here’s why that’s bad

Real estate professionals have been waiting patiently for baby boomers to put their houses up for sale and stop the inventory crisis. But if this happens, it could actually throw the market into a tailspin, according to new research from Fannie Mae.

The number of consumers going without real estate agents is rising: Study

Real estate agents and their brokerage companies have their work cut out for them if they want to remain relevant, according to a study from J.D. Power.

Only 21% of people understand what low credit will do to their loans

A recent analysis by Zillow found that homebuyers with lower credit scores pay thousands of dollars more for the same property compared to buyers with high credit scores.