Home Ownership

Blame this, not avocado toast, for millennials’ shattered home ownership dreams

Historically, Americans have bought a home by their early 30s, but today’s millennials are playing a waiting game because they’re saddled with so …


Is Home Ownership Still A Good Thing? Financial Advisors' Daily Digest

Roger Nusbaum questions the conventional wisdom on, and performs some calculations about, the benefit of home ownership.<p>Mark J. Perry looks at Warren …


British families are spending three times as much on housing as they were 50 years ago

The average share of income that Britain’s families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller rented accommodation, according to a new report.<p>Each subsequent generation since the Second World War has had to spend a …


Is it cheaper to rent or buy a home?

Are you thinking of moving into a new home? Learn whether buying a home or renting a home makes the most sense for your personal finance.<p>Whether it's …

Real Estate

The Startup Will Give You Cash to Buy a House, Provided You List It on Airbnb

A new startup is offering to give people the cash they need to put a downpayment on a home. There’s just one catch: you’ll also need to be willing to …


Student Debt Delays Homeownership Much Longer Than You May Think

You've spent four years studying (and partying) hard, taken obscure philosophy classes to expand your mind, and pulled all-nighters cramming for …


Millennials say student debt blocking them from homeownership

<i>Millennials are having a hard time breaking into homeownership, a new study shows.; Credit: Via Flickr user Kansas Sebastian</i>Josie HuangCrushing …

Southern California

Choke buy-to-let to help deliver home ownership for young voters

When Margaret Thatcher met Mikhail Gorbachev they argued about capitalism. Gorbachev accused the then UK prime minister of only being interested in …

Real Estate

Many Millennials Prefer The Suburbs. Here’s Why

National Other View count:<p>September 12, 2017<p>Millennials' affinity for cities seems undeniable, as the increasingly car-less contingent relies on the …


One in 10 homeowners in mortgage arrears

About one in 10 homeowners are behind with repayments on their mortgage, official figures have revealed.<p>The latest figures from the Central …


Headline inflation measures shouldn’t ignore costs of home ownership | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

Statistical offices of many countries measure the costs of home ownership by computing imputed rents, which are then included in headline inflation …


New Zealand opposition leader wants some part of TPP, but only if it can ban foreign home ownership

WELLINGTON: A New Zealand Labour government will still want to be part of the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal but only if it …

Jacinda Ardern

RBA finds it's better to be in debt than 'generation rent'

Young Australians who bit the bullet and bought their first homes since the financial crisis - in the face of galloping prices - are more financially …

Australian News

With share of Nebraskans who own homes falling to lowest point since 1960, ethnic, racial groups becoming pivotal force in local housing market

It was a fluke they even met: A real estate agent mistakenly thought Joe Pyu was a Spanish speaker and sent him to colleague Eric Cano.<p>Cano quickly …

Real Estate

Korea's top 1% rich own 6.5 homes on average: data

South Korea's super rich, who make up the top 1 percent of the population, own on average 6.5 homes, while half of the p

Democratic Party

A housing plan for New Zealand

<b>How does New Zealand get out of the housing hole it’s bought and sold itself into? Property and construction professional James Goodhue has a</b> …


Mortgages 101: A Newlyweds Guide to Home Ownership

To rent, or to own? That is the essential question. For couples thinking of moving, upgrading, or starting new together, that is.) If you’re seriously considering buying a home, the process can be daunting, stressful, and overwhelming especially for first-time homebuyers. To make the process a bit …


America’s favorite unfair tax deduction

The bill to repair Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey will likely top $100 billion, and Florida will be next in line for federal disaster …

Tax Preparation

Millennials Aren’t Horrible For Not Buying Houses, Liking Avocado Toast

At the root of criticism of the millennials’ spending decisions is a value judgement and a narrow view of the America Dream.

Conservative View

Homeowners rebuilding after May flood could get zoning break from city

Changes meant to speed up process for rebuilding on higher ground<p>Ottawa city staff are recommending relaxing the rules around additions and building …

Vancouver North Shore

'Frenzied' property buying fades as regulatory crackdown on investor borrowing begins to bite

by Duncan Hughes<p>"Frenzied" house buying is fading as the nation's hottest property markets show signs of peaking, particularly in Melbourne and …

Real Estate

Booming Hispanic homeownership helping fuel U.S. housing market

How will the housing industry react to this demographic shift?<p>For years, the myth of easy, accessible American homeownership and upward mobility—the caricatured image of white picket fences, suburban living, and keeping up with the Joneses—has needed a refresh in light of post-recession realities …

Real Estate

Subsidizing Suburbia: A forgotten history of how the government created suburbia

<i>This is the first article of a five-part series on suburbia in the United States.</i>In primary school, one of my friends lived in a duplex. This fact …


I’ve given up my dream of home ownership and I’m fine about it

Renting gives me freedom. I love knowing I can up sticks at a moment’s notice and it’s someone else’s problem if the boiler breaks down<p>When I was a kid, I thought that owning an urbanesque bachelorette pad by the time I reached my mid-20s was simply a rite of passage. My favourite TV and film …


Houston homeowners return to mass devastation

News (U.S.)

This Is How Millennials Really Feel About Investing in Real Estate

Just nine short months ago, the majority of Americans were shocked by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. While it makes sense that progressive millennials would be feeling less than optimistic about the next four years (the looming threat of health care cuts, the loss of essential …


Continue to Rent or Time to Buy a Home? | Investopedia

A home purchase can be very emotional and personal decision, so you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages before you take the plunge. Some of …


2 Common Roofing Problems for Homeowners | Times Square Chronicles

2 Common Roofing Problems for Homeowners<p>One of the most important aspects of keeping your house in great shape is ensuring that your roof’s integrity …

Home Improvement

U.S. house prices to keep rising on supply constraints: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - U.S. house prices are forecast to rise by a cumulative 10 percent over this year and next, driven by a scarcity of new homes, low interest rates and steadily-increasing demand, a Reuters poll of property market analysts showed.<p>Over three-quarters of the experts surveyed Aug. …


US house prices to keep rising on supply constraints: Reuters poll

U.S. house prices are forecast to rise by a cumulative 10 percent over this year and next, driven by a scarcity of new homes, low interest rates and …