Unpaid government workers owe $438M in mortgage and rent this month

Federal workers either not being paid or currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown are estimated to owe approximately $438 million in mortgage and rent payments this month.

New home sales fall to 2-year low

New residential home sales dropped 8.9 percent in October, falling to a new two-year low, according to a new residential sales report released Wednesday.

Owner fined for rejecting disabled couple’s request for first-floor pad

A Las Vegas landlord has been slapped with a fine after his building manager refused to allow a disabled couple to move into a first-floor apartment.

Realtor nearly arrested after entering recently foreclosed home

When Alabama Realtor Cheryl Piccinini entered an empty house for a showing, she had no idea she was facing a potential breaking and entering charge.

A third of top HUD appointees have no housing policy experience

A slew of political appointees at HUD have been found to have no housing policy experience but instead worked on campaigns for Donald Trump or Ben Carson.

Housing Starts Spike to 11-Year High, Permits Stumble

Following a dip last month, housing starts rebounded in May, up 5 percent to 1.35 million from the revised April estimate of 1.286 million, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Meanwhile, single-family housing starts jumped up 3.9 percent since April to 936,000, the […]

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US housing starts reach highest level in over a decade

Residential housing starts rose 5 percent in May, the highest rate since June 2007, according to Bloomberg.

San Fran RE company pays family $12K for Fair Housing Act violation

HUD has awarded a San Francisco family $12,000 after two real estate companies refused to move it to a smoke-free building for the sake of an infant who has a disability.

HUD kicks off two housing initiatives for the month of June

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last week the start of two initiatives, National Homeownership Month and National Healthy Homes Month.

New home sales drop 1.5% in April, experts say no cause for alarm

New home sales faltered in April, continuing a downward slump that began in December and — with the exception of a 4 percent spike in March — has fallen in every month since.