Owning is cheaper than renting in over half of US counties

With home prices rising 7 percent year-over-year, renting is often seen as a more affordable alternative to buying. But as ATTOM Data Solutions latest rental affordability report shows, that isn’t necessarily true for a good chunk of the population …

Big leap in new home sales for November

November panned out to be a month of considerable progress for the housing market, and the latest U.S. Census Bureau new residential sales report is another point on the scoreboard …

Facebook’s reportedly still allowing discriminatory housing ads

When it comes to preventing housing discrimination, Facebook appears to be falling far short of its promises. A year ago, Facebook announced it would bar housing ads targeted by race from its social network. In February, the $528 billion company announ…

August housing starts confirm the shortage will rage on

After a promising series of starts and completions at the beginning of the summer, residential construction has begun to decline. This is an unwelcome piece of news for economists, real estate professionals and buyers alike …

Homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline, says H.U.D.

The holiday season is in full swing, with many decking the halls with ornate decorations, filling their online shopping carts with gifts galore, and dressing to the nines for Christmas parties and other celebrations. On the other hand, the season serve…

Trump floats a third name as HUD secretary: Ben Carson

A day after two potential names for Donald Trump’s new secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) were floated, Trump himself has tweeted out a third possibility: Ben Carson, his former opponent in the Republican Primary …

Who’s in the running to be Trump’s new HUD secretary?

As President-elect Donald Trump begins to fill out positions in his administration, speculation surrounding certain key seats is swirling …

HUD: New residential construction starts jump 25%

After months of seriously low housing inventory — which has affected affordability throughout the country — it looks like there’s good news for buyers on the horizon …

Lower marriage rates mean fewer home purchases

“Are we ceasing to be a nation of homeowners and becoming a nation of home renters?” asked Richard Green, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s senior adviser for housing finance, at this week’s Real Estate Economics Symposium held in …