Home Ownership

Finally, an Answer! 4 Reasons Why Millennials Are Waiting to Buy a Home

Fewer millennials are buying homes today than in years past. Here are the factors influencing this trend.<p>Say what you will about millennials and …

Mortgages

Home Ownership: The American Dream Taking a Hit

The American Dream is becoming a nightmare for many current house hunters across the country, especially those ready to take the plunge for the first time.<p>“Housing affordability is worsening,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, tells FOX Business. “Home values …

Business

UK needs to build more homes, loosen planning controls - Reuters poll

| LONDON<p>Britain's next government should loosen planning regulations and encourage more house building if it wants to tame price rises and make home ownership more affordable, nearly all the specialists polled by Reuters said.<p>A dearth of supply, a constant influx of foreign investors and a booming …

Brexit

Young people in increasing struggle to get on housing ladder

HOME ownership among young people across Bradford and West Yorkshire has halved in a generation.<p>The findings have been announced by think-tank The …

West Yorkshire

Are we pushing millennials into a financial abyss of home ownership?

Realtors, lenders and everyone else living off hot housing, thank a parent today for helping to keep prices on the rise in cities across the country.<p>Manulife Bank issued survey results on Tuesday that suggest 45 per cent of millennial home buyers received a gift of money or a loan from family. That …

Mortgages

Canadian homeowners’ mortgage worries highlighted in recent Manulife Bank poll

TORONTO – Nearly three quarters of Canadian homeowners say they would have difficulty paying their mortgage if their payments were to increase by …

Mortgages

Kenya’s emerging affluent missing out on a potential 42 per cent uplift in savings

Kenya’s emerging affluent missing out on a potential 42 per cent uplift in savings 22-05-2017 10:53:58 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 252 | Tags:<p>Emerging …

Retail Banking

The Avolatte, a Latte Served in an Avocado, Is Unfortunately a Real Thing

It started as a joke. Now? Not so much.

Real Estate

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First Home In My 20s

Growing up, it seemed like home ownership was the step to “official adulthood.” As soon as I had a steady corporate job and a little bit in savings, I embarked on the pathway of home ownership at 23. Now over 20 years later, when I talk to young people looking to buy their first home, I tell them …

Real Estate

Shamubeel Eaqub: The grim reality of NZ's housing unaffordability is hidden

<b>OPINION:</b> Houses are indubitably expensive in many parts of New Zealand, but how expensive? The answer depends on which flawed measure you look at.<br>If …

Mortgages

NY enclave with Nazi roots agrees to change policies

Yaphank - A New York enclave with a history of Nazi affiliation in the 1930s has agreed to change its policies that limited home ownership to people …

News (South Africa)

Remodeling Your Kitchen? The Most Popular Appliances, Finishes, and Flooring

GeorgePeters/iStockA lack of homes on the market coupled with soaring real estate prices is leading more homeowners to make the most of their current …

Renovations

Legislation should limit power of HOAs

<i>By Deborah</i> Goonan<i>, Independent American</i> <i>Communitie</i><i>s</i><p>An interesting trend is happening across the U.S. Local media are engaging in investigative reports …

Real Estate

Budget could deliver 100,000 new homes:MBA

The Turnbull government's new infrastructure and housing affordability measures could help build nearly 100,000 new homes, modelling for Master …

Housing

These charts paint a stark picture of Canada’s housing crisis

By Vanmala Subramaniam on May 18, 2017<p>The Canadian housing bubble is now on the radar of Goldman Sachs, the same Wall Street investment bank that defrauded investors by overrating mortgage-backed securities, and selling them as fine grade investments.<p>In a research note this week, the bank estimated …

Mortgages

Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Poised to Jump on Strong Housing Trends?

Bullishness for the housing market could extend to the once-troubled government-sponsored enterprises.<p>In this segment from <i>Market Foolery</i>, the team …

Stocks

Home Builders Have A Solid Opportunity If They Ever Catch Up With Demand

Inventory levels are at some of their lowest levels in 30 years.<p>Hew home sales have not caught up with exiting home sales since the crisis.<p>If home …

Business

Thrifty young couple's dream home is a $17K converted school bus

For a growing number of young people who want to purchase a home of their own, rising rents and crippling student debt has meant that many are …

Sustainability

Paying off my mortgage early let me retire by age 52 — here are 5 strategies for doing the same

Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Americans will ever make, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in one chunk.<p>In addition, there are a whole host of associated costs — insurance, maintenance, taxes, furnishings, and on and on that make this a gigantic financial issue for all but the …

Mortgages

QuickTake: The American Dream of Home Ownership

In today’s “QuickTake,” Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn takes a look at U.S. home ownership. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Home

Avocado toast may be a symptom of our housing affordability crisis: Wells

It would be generous beyond measure to suggest that Australian real estate developer Tim Gurner didn’t anticipate the mess he would be stepping into …

Real Estate

Renters in Sydney, Hobart feel squeeze, while rest of country remains steady

Australia's spiralling house prices are putting pressure on the rental market, forcing low-income earners to the outer suburbs while potential buyers …

Housing

'Legendary fear of missing out': Millennials aren't writing off the home ownership dream just yet

Record real estate prices aren’t scaring Millennials out of their dreams of home ownership, but they may be making young Canadians more cautious — …

Mortgages

Sydneysiders have a 'deep-seated' fear of foreign buyers

A survey by The University of Sydney finds the majority of Sydneysiders continue to have a "deep-seated fear" that house prices are being driven up …

Real Estate

The Real Estate Sector Is Surging, But, The Fed Will Put A Stop On That With Shrinking The Balance Sheet

Real Estate Prices continue to move higher and higher despite income growth remaining subdued.<p>The Fed's balance sheet shrinking will contract …

Business

LA’s rate of homeownership back over 50 percent

Homeowners now outnumber renters—barely<p>New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the rate of homeownership in the Los Angeles metro area (which includes LA and Orange counties) rose considerably in the first few months of the year—enough that homeowners may once again outnumber renters in the …

Real Estate

Tory manifesto must over a vision of a Britain where voters can win

This week, a leaked draft of Labour’s manifesto imagined Britain returning to the Seventies: higher taxes, nationalised utilities, powerful trade unions. Next week, the Tories must unveil a manifesto that offers a dynamic alternative – a vision for a future Britain that people will look at and …

Referendums

When is the Right Time to Buy a House for Millennials?

I’ll be honest; I didn’t feel like it was the right time to buy a house last year; I didn’t feel ready. My husband did, but I liked the safety net of …

Mortgages

Could this be the secret to getting on the property ladder?

Shared ownership schemes are the new kid on the housing block - but what are they and how can they help first-time buyers to get on the property …

Housing

Private communities often come with burdensome costs

HOAs, condo associations pay extra for private infrastructure, amenities<p><i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>About 4 or 5 decades ago, …

Real Estate