Hovnanian and Deere rise while Kraft Heinz and VF slide

February 16
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Kept out: Loophole in law for the poor spurs gentrification

February 16
Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated row house in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's historically African American.
National
February 16

Stocks stretch winning streak to 6 days despite turbulence

Stocks closed out their strongest week in five years Friday and have now recovered more than half of the losses they suffered in a plunge at the beginning of the month.
Housing
February 16

US home construction jumps 9.7 percent in January

Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale.
National
February 15

Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

When Oregon lawmaker Julie Fahey and her husband bought a house, the deed said that only whites could live there unless the person was a domestic servant.
Business
February 15

Mortgages get more expensive as rates hit near 4-year peak

The cost of borrowing for a home keeps going up, a potential obstacle to would-be buyers at a time when home prices are at all-time…
Nation
February 15

Long-term US mortgage rates rise for sixth consecutive week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose for the sixth straight week to a nearly four-year high, a response to signs of rising inflation.
National
February 15

Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.
National
February 15

8 lenders that aren't serving people of color for home loans

Across America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans…
Home & Garden
February 14

Picking the right home rental for a Mexico beach vacation

Long before Airbnb was a thing, my family rented houses for our holidays rather than stay in hotels. Houses were easier with small children who needed room to run. We liked going to markets in foreign countries and cooking with fresh, local ingredients. And we liked vacationing with friends.
Home & Garden
February 13

Is inflation rising as investors fear? 5 ways to keep track

After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation — or the fear of it — is back.
National
February 12

Seattle eyes taller, denser in affordable housing proposal

Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's homelessness crisis.