Lowering the Cost of Rental Housing

Local governments need to adopt “comprehensive and balanced” housing strategies to ensure everyone can access a stable and affordable place to live, said the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass.

Addressing America’s Affordability Crisis

Moody’s Analytics and the Urban Institute recently reported that more than 10 million U.S. renter households owe more than $5000 in back rent and fees as America’s affordability problem worsens during the pandemic. Analysts took on these and other issues in a lively session at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s CREF21 virtual convention.

‘Silicon Prairie’ Communities Top List of Up-and-Coming Tech Markets

Looking for a place to launch—or provide a mortgage to—a startup? Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Jacksonville provide best potential for growth, while affordability and labor-competition challenges see Silicon Valley desirability fade, according to a new report from Zillow Inc., Seattle.

What $1 Million Gets in Today’s Housing Market

Location, location, location: take a $75,000 bungalow in Garfield Heights, Ohio and plop it down on a 1/3-acre lot in McLean, Va., and it suddenly becomes an $800,000 object of a bidding war.