Business
April 28

Govt. expands refinancing options for low-income homeowners

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday announced a new refinance option for certain low-income borrowers, helping them take advantage of low interest rates and save money each month.
Business
April 27
Most of the 3D housing modules built by Mighty Buildings are assembled in the factory, transported by truck to the owner’s property, then put into p

3D printing's new challenge: Solving the US housing shortage

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers.
Business
April 27

Insurer Humana moves deeper into home care with $5.7B deal

Humana is spending $5.7 billion to jump deeper into delivering care at home, a trend that took off during the pandemic and one the health insurer expects will continue to grow.
Business
April 27
A home stands for sale in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a limited supply of single-family homes on March 31, 2021 in New York City.

US home prices rose 11.9% in February, fastest since 2014

U.S. home prices rose in February at the fastest pace in nearly seven years as strong demand for housing collided with a tight supply of homes on the market.
Business
April 26

Listing your home in 2021? Here's what to know

homes are selling fast and for a premium — but that doesn't mean you can jump into the market ill-prepared. Knowing what to expect can position you to make the most of this seller's market.
Business
April 24

Black neighborhoods in Kansas hard hit by property tax sales

Rozetta Dotson worked two jobs to scrape together the money to pay down a delinquent tax debt on the Kansas City, Kansas, home she owns with her husband, Ricky. Then the pandemic hit, she lost her second job and Ricky got COVID-19.
Business
April 23
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021 file photo, tenants’ rights advocates demonstrate outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston. An estimated 8.8 m

How struggling households can get federal rental assistance

An estimated 8.8 million Americans are behind on their rent, according the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While relief efforts have staved off some of the housing crisis, rent is still going to come due.
Business
April 23

New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

Sales of new homes surged 20.7% in March, rebounding from the previous month when severe winter storms wreaked havoc in many parts of the country.
Business
April 22
A new home for sale in Madison, Ga.

US average mortgage rates under 3% for first time since Feb.

Mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, dipping below 3% for the first time in two months.
Business
April 22

Screws tighten for home buyers in March, prices surge 17.2%

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell for the second consecutive month in March because there are so few on the market, and the fierce competition for those that do exist is pushing prices to new highs.