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Affordable Housing

Homeownership rates fell for the first time in more than two years, but there is a debate as to whether this is just a temporary blip or the start of a decline.


Senior homeowners in rural areas face challenges that their urban and suburban counterparts might never know.

Flood Insurance

The embattled National Flood Insurance Program is central to U.S. disaster preparedness efforts.


How do you feel about homeownership? What does it mean to you? Vote in our poll about homeownership.

First-time Home Buyers

If it’s time to make the leap and buy a home, take a minute to look over our “Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Homebuyers.”

When you’re overwhelmed with student debt, it may seem like homeownership is unattainable, but that is far from the truth.

Affordable Housing

Recent data show that 23 percent of homeowners and 47 percent of renters are considered “cost-burdened,” meaning they paid more than 30 percent of their income for housing.


There are currently 1.5 million individuals that have been diagnosed with ASDs in the United States. The demand for homes that will appeal to the unique needs of these adults is growing.

disaster planning

Waking up to discover your finished basement is knee-high with water or returning home to find that a thunderstorm “installed” a new window in your living room is every homeowner’s fear.

Affordable Housing

Inventory is too low – That’s a fact. It’s also a fact that industry groups aren’t sitting idly by. Here’s their strategy.