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Increasing Prices Limiting Access to Homeownership

It’s no secret that the combination of rising home prices along with a trend of increasing interest rates have made buying the typical single-family home much more expensive, if not completely unaffordable for many.  According to Joint Center for Housing Studies ...

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Seniors Remain Vulnerable to Housing Market Fluctuations

“Demand for affordable, accessible housing, in-home services, and neighborhood supports and amenities is set to soar—yet right now, we fall well short of meeting even today’s needs,” said Jennifer Molinsky with the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Black Households’ Affordability Numbers Halved

The fact that housing and mortgage rates have done nothing but rise over the last year has hampered affordability across the board, but the impact on Black renters in particular has been particularly harsh—the share of Black renter households who ...

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On the Pandemic and Affordability

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University provides a glimpse into affordability challenges and the number of cost-burdened households, using newly released data from the Census Bureau.

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On the Horizon: Insights From the JCHS

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University takes a look at a few key datapoints, which give a better picture of how the market is faring as we near the year’s halfway point.

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Is Now the Time to Readdress Conforming Loan Limits?

The conforming loan limit reached $971,000 last year for high-priced areas, leading to concerns the government may be subsidizing loans for wealthy families unnecessarily. Former Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton takes a deeper dive into this issue.

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How Landlords Are Impacted by the Pandemic

It is no secret that the COVID-19 turned the world on its end. Entire industries ground to a halt overnight, eliminating countless jobs and putting even more on furloughs. Low wage workers who predominately rent have been affected the most, ...

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