Housing

High demand for housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with limited supply, created a strong sellers market that resulted in record-breaking home values. At the same time, mortgage lenders and...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for single-family housing surged as supply constraints reduced inventory. These conditions not only sent home values soaring, but also gave mortgage lenders and...
Not all places in the U.S. have enjoyed the tremendous spike in housing prices that much of the country has. Some have been negatively affected by the pandemic. T  Several factors have driven home...
Vacant homes are a blight in several cities. Those hardest hit are the older industrial cities of the Midwest. They have lost population as people moved elsewhere to find jobs because manufacturing...
Already weighed down with student debt, millennials also struggle when it comes to buying a house. In some markets, the rise in home prices over the past two decades has made homeownership...
Though there are large historic homes all across the nation, each state is home to at least one massive estate that towers over the rest. These mansions have thousands, if not tens of thousands, of...
The housing market has been red hot during the pandemic, with home prices hitting record highs up until a few months ago. More recently, surging mortgage rates have put some pressure on the housing...
The U.S. population rose 2.7% over the past five years, from about 327 million in 2016 to almost 332 million people in 2021. Nearly all of the increase was because of immigration. Americans continue...
The U.S. faces a severe housing crunch. The country needs 3.8 million homes to house its citizens, according to estimates from Up For Growth, a research organization focused on housing affordability...
Big cities are the hallmark of American society, each embracing different music, sports teams, and art, culminating in a distinct culture for each metropolis. The way of life these cities offer...
The U.S. birth rate rose slightly between 2020 and 2021, the first increase in the number of births since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nearly 3.7 million...
In October, mortgage rates in the United States hit a 16-year high of 6.75%. This marked the seventh weekly increase in a row. This spike has contributed to the biggest slowdowns in home loan...
Owning a home remains a quintessential part of the American Dream. The rate of homeownership in the U.S., after jumping early on in the pandemic, remained fairly stable over the past year and a half,...
Nearly 5% of U.S. homes are either moderately inadequate or severely inadequate for living, according to the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s American Housing...
How much money you should have saved depends on numerous factors, including your age, lifestyle, and monthly expenses. For retirement savings, Fidelity Investments recommends that you have at least...