Paying rent with a credit card touted as 'path to homeownership'
Kairos, the company behind the Bilt Mastercard, says renters can earn points and apply them to house down payment
by Matt Carter Jun 22
New single-family housing starts ramp up 6% in June: Census Bureau
The increase in housing starts is a welcome gift, but experts say builders aren't yet betting recent improvements in materials costs are here to stay for the long term
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 20
HUD scores a C in cyber security test, other agencies fare worse
Report finds 7 federal agencies, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, have failed to protect Americans' personal and financial information
Single-family housing starts take unexpected hit in July
Despite a decline in starts, which reflected curbed confidence in June amid mellowing lumber prices, experts said gains made in permit applications were a positive sign
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
These are the most expensive states to insure a tiny home
It costs about 242% more to insure a tiny home in Oklahoma than across the remaining US states and District of Columbia, according to a new analysis
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 19
New home sales rebound in July as prices surge
Sales of newly built single‐family homes hit an adjusted annual rate of 708,000 in July, up 1% compared to the revised June rate of 701,000, according to the US Census Bureau
by Libertina Brandt Aug 24
Individuals to get better shot at buying foreclosed homes
Biden administration to give owner occupants, nonprofits more opportunities to buy homes before they're snatched up by large investors
by Matt Carter Sep 1
Multifamily housing starts deliver August surprise; single-family falls
Privately owned housing starts beat expectations in August while single-family starts declined by nearly 3%, according to data issued Tuesday by the US Census Bureau
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 21
New home sales see modest gains for 2nd consecutive month
Sales of newly built single-family homes hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740,000 in August 2021, up 1.5% from the revised July rate, according to the US Census Bureau
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 24
Housing starts faltered in September amid supply constraints
Multifamily housing starts dipped 1.6% in September following a month in which the sector delivered surprising gains while single-family housing starts remained steady from the previous month
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 19
New home sales beat expectations as prices climb to historic record
Sales of new single-family homes notched a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 800,000 in September 2021, while the median sales price hit a new record of $408,800
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
Housing starts dip modestly in October amid supply chain issues
Privately owned housing starts dipped 0.7% in October while single-family housing starts dropped 3.9%, according to US Census Bureau residential construction data
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 17
New home sales hit 6-month high
New home sales in October 2021 increased by a modest 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000, following a furious September in which new home sales grew by double digits
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 24
Read MLK’s ‘The Other America’ housing speech as it turns 55
Martin Luther King Jr. presented his 'Other America' speech in 1967 to highlight disparities among Black and white Americans and to call on Congress to pass fair housing legislation. Click on Inman's footnotes to understand how far we've come — and how far we have to go
by Taylor Anderson Jan 17
Housing starts dipped in January amid Omicron surge, cold weather
The decline in starts came as Omicron cases surged across the US and wintry weather hampered builders' progress, according to data Thursday from the US Census Bureau and HUD
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 17
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by Jodie Cordell Mar 15
US housing starts hit fastest pace in 16 years
Privately owned housing starts increased 0.3% from revised February figures to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.79M, according to US Census Bureau data released Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 19
HUD to 'punish' appraisers and lenders who discriminate
Shortly after the Biden administration announced its plan to end housing discrimination, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge said the department is taking a more hardline approach to enforcement
by Marian McPherson Apr 22
New home sales hit 4-month low
New home sales took an 8.6% hit in March as rising home prices and mortgage rates made homebuyers think twice before purchasing a new home, according to new data released Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 26