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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Rising short-term interest rates are on a lot of people’s minds these days.

January 27, 2016

Getting Started: Why Renters Insurance Is Worth It

Renters insurance may seem like the last thing you want to spend money on, but it is a cost you shouldn’t skip.

September 4, 2015
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States Rethink Restrictions On Food Stamps, Welfare For Drug Felons

Felony drug convictions haunt offenders for decades, preventing them from getting food stamps, other federal assistance, renting apartments and even finding work.

August 12, 2015

Five Tips For Financing Investment Property

If you’re ready to seek out financing for your residential investment property, these five tips can improve your chances of success.

August 6, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Far-Reaching Racial Discrimination Rules For Housing

“Much progress remains to be made in our nation’s continuing struggle against racial isolation,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the Court’s majority opinion.

June 25, 2015
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Fannie Mae Accused Of Neglecting Foreclosures In Minority Neighborhoods

“Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored company charged with encouraging home ownership, disputed the allegations.”

May 13, 2015

High Tech, High Rises: More Is Not Merrier In Our Congested Cities

Building forests of glass towers to create housing is not a solution if it destroys a city’s quality of life.

April 9, 2015
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fair Housing Legacy Must Be Protected

Will the Supreme Court upend another key element of Dr. King’s legacy?

January 19, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC (AFP/Doug Mills)

Obama Plan Makes It Easier For Younger, First-Time Homebuyers

The president’s new plan could save the typical first-time homebuyer $900 a year.

January 7, 2015

5 Keys To The U.S. Economy To Watch In 2015

These crucial factors will decide just how strong the economy grows in 2015.

January 2, 2015

JPMorgan Faces Suit Over $10 Bn In Mortgage Bonds

A NY federal judge dismissed JPMorgan Chase’s objections to a lawsuit filed in 2009 that accused the bank of “packaging mortgages into the bonds that did not meet stated underwriting standards, had false appraisals, and false loan-to-value ratios.”

October 1, 2014

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Leap To Eight-Month High

Washington (AFP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes in June hit the highest level in eight months as home price gains slowed to “more welcoming levels,” the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Sales of existing homes, the majority of the U.S. housing market, climbed 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million in […]

July 22, 2014