Briefs

Starbucks: Inspiring and Nurturing the Human Spirit… by Caffeinating Home Values February 13, 2015

Coffee isn’t only good for waking you up in the morning. It can also provide a jolt to nearby home values. In their...

Don’t Expect Rent Affordability To Improve in the Next Two Years February 12, 2015

Panelists said they expect U.S. home values to rise 4.4 percent in 2015 on average, to a median value of $187,040. Of...

Less Money, More Problems: Black and Hispanic Access to Housing February 12, 2015

12.3 percent of the U.S. population is black, but only 2.7 percent of conventional mortgage applications are submitted...

Looking for Love in All the Right Places February 10, 2015

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This could mean romantic bliss for you and a loved one, or frustration and loneliness...

Homeownership Experiences by Race: A National Story, Told Locally February 10, 2015

From the peak of the housing boom to the depths of the recession, home values in the country’s predominantly black and Hispanic...

Young Adults are Stacking Up, But not Shacking Up February 9, 2015

The percentage of 23- to 34-year-olds living with family increased 46 percent between 2000 and 2013. The share of 23- to 34-year-olds...

A Black & White Story, Unchanged for 115 Years February 3, 2015

The difference in homeownership rates between black and white households is the same today as it was in 1900. The racial...

Homes with a (Page) View February 3, 2015

Wondering what the hottest zip code in Atlanta was in 2014? Curious where home shoppers in Denver were interested in buying...

Key Takeaways from the December New Home Sales Report January 27, 2015

New home sales rose 11.6 percent in December from November, and 8.8 percent year-over-year, to 481,000 units (SAAR). The...

Castro: Healthier Housing Begins with More Money in Renters’ Pockets January 27, 2015

As millennials begin to think about buying homes, and the housing market continues to improve overall, 2015 looks to be “a...