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Mortgage rates at the end of May dipped below four percent for the first time in 16 months and have now dropped a full percentage point since November.

If you’re ready to tackle an overgrown garden, take on the repair jobs you’ve been side-eyeing all winter or are just focused on the topic of homeownership, the following podcasts are for you.

Affordable Housing

Many rural residents today are struggling to find affordable housing, keep their homes in good repair or simply keep their homes at all.

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.

technology

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.

homeownership

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.”

First-time Home Buyers, student loan debt

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.