From the Archive
How Some States Are Helping First-Time Homebuyers
By Ann Carrns, The New York Times | December 12, 2017
Efforts to help potential first-time home buyers save for down payments using special tax-favored accounts have been gaining traction in state legislatures.
Minnesota Introduces First Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts
By Anthony SanFilippo | August 30, 2017
The Minnesota legislature recently passed a new law that included the First Time Homebuyers Savings Account Act, which now allows individuals or couples to save the money they need in a tax preferred savings account to go toward the purchase of a home.
Infographic: The Road to Homeownership
By HOM Editor | August 28, 2017
The road to homeownership is shorter than you think. The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act makes it easier to save and puts you one step closer to buying a new home.
Quiz: Minnesota’s new First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts
By HOM Editor | August 21, 2017
Find out how much you know about Minnesota’s new First Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts.
Minneapolis REALTORS® Fight Mandatory Home Inspections
By HOM Editorial Team | July 1, 2015
The Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® is working to repeal point-of-sale inspection ordinances enacted in some of the 200 cities in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
Rising home prices fallout: Greater rent burden destroying the dream of homeownership
Much like home prices, rents are also spiking, taking upwards of 53% of family income, causing stress on wallets and crushing homeownership dreams.
A secret bias against Blacks exists in mortgage approval algorithms
Closing the wealth gap made is being more difficult by mathematical equations used to determine mortgage eligibility.
Weather causing unexpected, unforeseen headaches for homeowners
An influx of severe weather in places not used to such dangerous conditions has wreaked havoc on homeowners when it comes to insurance.
Historic infrastructure bill passes, but it will merely be a good first step
American families lose, on average, about $3,300 annually due to failed infrastructure. Did you ever hit a pothole and blow out a tire? That’s failed infrastructure. Did you ever lose power long enough, or does it happen frequently enough, where you ha …
It looks fine and tastes good, but tap water is unsafe for many Americans
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …
Have You Signed The Homeowner Bill of Rights?
It’s time to stand up and be counted!
Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, show your support now for a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Sign it now!