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Veronica Bradley has covered the consumer packaged goods industry, the tech industry, the healthcare industry, and a few other industries that impact people’s daily lives. When she isn’t researching and writing, she moonlights as an amateur accountant and bookkeeper for a small family brewpub, because unlike most writers, she isn’t afraid of numbers.

Metros With Increasing Foreclosure Activity

On average, foreclosures across the country have been much lower than they were a year ago. However, according to ATTOM Date Solutions, foreclosure starts are on the rise in a few heavily populated counties. In January 2021, the U.S. Market ...

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Even With Record-Low Rates, Most Metros Aren’t Affordable

Interest rates on 30-year mortgages are at historic lows, but that hasn’t helped make homes any more affordable for the average American, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Home Ownership Affordability Monitor (HOAM) index. Household incomes have dipped, and ...

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Urban Exodus Isn’t a Nationwide Phenomenon


The suburbs may be red hot when it comes to the real estate market, but the data shows that urban areas may be white-hot. Zillow reports that metropolitan areas in the Midwest, which tend to be less expensive than the ...

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FHFA’s Stats on Mortgage Loan Performance in 2020

GSE loans

When the coronavirus pandemic prevented many Americans from working, many wondered what would happen in the housing market. After all, no employment, no paycheck, no paying the mortgage. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) says that calculating the number of ...

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The State of Housing Finance

Historically, buying has been a better investment than renting, but that may no longer be the case—that's one of several takeaways from a new report by U.S. housing researchers.

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