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Hard Times in Bay Area for Low-Income Housing

Recent data points to a paucity of housing for low- and moderate-income residents in the hot Bay Area housing market. How is California’s Housing and Community Development Department planning to address this problem?

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The Housing Choices of Older Americans

As senior-held mortgage debt increases, how are the choices made by older American homeowners likely to impact their home equity and their ability to pay off their mortgage before they retire?

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HUD’s Human Touch

From launching a photo blog that highlights the lives of the people it serves to HUD Secretary Carson visiting areas affected by Hurricane Florence, the agency is reaching out to homeowners across the country.

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Home Maintenance and Hurricanes

A new report reveals a correlation between Hurricane Harvey and the rise of home maintenance and remodeling projects. How did the hurricane impact the market for renovation?

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The Unforeseen Consequences of Dodd-Frank

A decade after the housing market’s collapse, some impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on the appraisal industry are only beginning to be felt … and not all of them were anticipated. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News, out now.

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Former Amazon Economist Joins Redfin Team

Real-estate brokerage Redfin announced that it has appointed Daryl Fairweather as its new Chief Economist. Fairweather comes to Redfin from Amazon, where she served as a senior behavioral economist, leading a team of analysts and economists focused on improving employee performance and engagement.

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Homeowners and Rising Interest Rates

From restricting refinance activity, to managing debt, rising rates are likely to affect the housing market in many ways. Experts weigh in on what homeowners can do to mitigate the challenges of this environment.

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