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.

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. 

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.

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.

How to reach limited-English speakers to expand your client list

People with a limited proficiency in English — LPEs to the academics — total nearly 21 million. Of these, some 5.3 million are heads of households. That’s about 4.5 percent of all households in the United States. The question for the housing community is how to reach them and turn them into homeowners.

The government needs to do more to make housing attainable: report

According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — are still causing severe housing woes.

11 trendy housewares from the International Builders Show

Building product manufacturers displayed some two dozen football fields worth of wares at the International Builders Show earlier this month in Orlando. Here, culled from the thousands of sinks, faucets, cabinets, toilets and numerous other product cat…

Home listings will continue to be rare gems in 2018

According to economists, mortgage rates are expected to rise this year, further aggravating low inventory …