How much home the rent buys in the 40 most expensive US cities

In March, Free and Clear released our first analysis of how much home you could buy based on the median rent in the 20 most expensive U.S. cities. The analysis sparked a lot of interest and touched upon important issues such as sky rocketing rents and …

Could ‘The Big Short’ happen again?

The movie The Big Short — up for five Academy Award nominations on Sunday, including Best Picture — has thrust the mortgage and real estate markets into the spotlight again. It does an excellent job of explaining very complicated financial issues whi…