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Investor Purchases Propel the SFR Market

A new study from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies details eight key traits the single-family rental market has exhibited over the past two decades, highlighting the importance of this market to the nation’s housing supply.

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Using Mortgage Reserves to Help Narrow the Black-White Homeownership Gap

New research from FHLBank San Francisco and the Urban Institute investigates ways to reduce mortgage default risk for vulnerable homeowners by utilizing mortgage reserve accounts that could help homeowners overcome temporary hardships, which would benefit Black families, who are more than twice as likely as white families to lose their home to foreclosure.

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Bridging the Racial Homeownership Gap

While racial disparities in homeownership are at their highest level in 50 years, closing the Black-white homeownership gap in the U.S. will take adding nearly five million African American homeowners, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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