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The Challenges of the ‘Housing Burdened’

A majority of financially struggling households in California are spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on keeping a roof over their heads. Just how heavy is that burden, and what does it mean for the Golden State’s ongoing affordable housing crisis?

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Homebuying Power, State-by-State

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How much home will $300k buy you? That depends on where you’re living. Here’s where that stack of money will stretch the furthest.

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Home Affordability Challenges in Microcosm

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Markets across the country are struggling to maintain a sufficient supply of affordable homes, but a recent Urban Institute report reveals just how out of reach some high-demand areas, such as the San Francisco Bay region, have become for most homebuyers.

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The Most Affordable College Town Is …

Whether consumers are hunting for their perfect house or just trying to find a place to rent, affordability is a key factor in determining if it’s time to settle down or move elsewhere. With so many students burdened by crippling ...

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The Week Ahead: Examining Home Prices and Affordability

On Monday, May 14, at 10 a.m. ET, the National Association of REALTORS will release the latest installment of their Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability Index. This release of the Index will cover Q1 2018. The previous edition of ...

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Balancing Business Concerns and Home Affordability

Starting a business and owning a home—two slices of the American Dream. While not every American will pursue the former, those who do will also have to consider the latter. Finding the right place to launch your business venture involves ...

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Affordability Issues Not Sparing Current Homeowners

It’s no secret that the one-two punch of rising home prices and limited housing inventory has been making life difficult for would-be first-time homebuyers in markets around the country. However, a new consumer survey finds that it’s not just the ...

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Housing Inventory Shortages Hitting This Sector Hard

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If the market feels a little competitive this spring, it’s not just your imagination. Home values are rising, inventory is continuing on a downward spiral, and, according to Zillow, “This year’s home-shopping season will be one of the most competitive ...

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