Oh, pesky data. Just as Robert Shiller — Yale professor, co-creator of the most widely watched housing price index, and something of a housing bear — was graced with sharing a Nobel Prize for economics, his data series begins …
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Student Loans Are Becoming a Drag on the US Economy
The CFPB’s student loan ombudsman draws parallels with mortgage crisis and says student debt is hurting the housing market and the economy.
Milk, Smokes and Beer Are Shutdown Casualties
The federal shutdown has undeniably damaged the local economy in Washington, D.C., as well as regions where national parks are the lifeblood for local businesses. But—even as the ordeal appears to be winding down—it may have …
Money Talking: The First Economic Victim of the Shutdown
Aside from the furloughed federal workers, the housing recovery may be the first economic victim of the government shutdown. Over the last two years, housing has gone from being a headwind to a major boon to U.S. economic growth. …
Rates Are Up, But It’s Easier to Get a Mortgage Now
For the past few years, would-be homebuyers were faced with a frustrating paradox: Home prices had taken a beating and mortgage rates were at rock bottom, but without near-perfect credit and a hefty down payment, lenders wouldn’t go near your application.
What a difference a few years makes. Home prices are staging a modest recovery …
China Property Prices Surge in August
New home prices in China rise to highest levels this year to test government cooling measures
Upscale Armageddon: Sales of Swanky Underground Doomsday Homes Continue
“Buy now! Before it’s too late!” Many salespeople use some variation of this pitch to get buyers to bite. But this sales spiel takes on heightened new meaning when the item being hawked is a home built for riding out the apocalypse.
Companies Are Locking Up Low Interest Rates. Should You?
The cost of borrowing is likely to go up. Companies are taking taking advantage now. Some consumers may want to consider doing the same.
After the Meltdown: 5 Years Later the Shocks Just as Powerful
Here come the polls. It’s been five years since the meltdown and a whole bunch of us feel like things aren’t getting any better.
5 Tips For Getting a Mortgage in Today’s Housing Market
You want to beat the rising cost of homes and increasing interest rates by buying a home soon — but are you going to be able to get a mortgage?
Good Jobs, Lots of Dollar Stores: The U.S.’s Best Cities for Cheapskates
Which American cities are best for folks who prefer to keep tight hold of their money? Don’t go looking anywhere along the coasts.
Housing Report: Tight Inventory, Still-Rising Prices
In the first month of the summer housing season, home prices continued to rise, with a 0.9% increase in figures for June from the month before, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The rate of increase slowed …