U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410                            HUD No. 23-106                                                                                                              FOR RELEASE HUD Public Affairs                                                                                                         Thursday 202-708-0685                                                                                                                    June 1,   HUD KICKS OFF JUNE’S NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH Theme of Connecting home, health, and You highlights how fixing hazards in homes improves residents’Continue reading “HUD NEWS”

How to get a mortgage with no down payment.

Sigrid Forberg Associate Editor You don’t have to give up the dream of homeownership just because you’re short on funds. We adhere to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Please be aware that some (or all) products and services linked in this article are from our sponsors. You don’tContinue reading “How to get a mortgage with no down payment.”

In the last decade, a surge in home prices has built considerable wealth for the middle class.

Carmen Reinicke@CSREINICKE Total housing wealth grew by $8.2 trillion between 2010 and 2020, according to a March report from the National Association of Realtors. The coronavirus pandemic’s housing boom added even more value to homes. But unless people plan to sell their houses — which can be a difficult feat in a hot housing market — thereContinue reading “In the last decade, a surge in home prices has built considerable wealth for the middle class.”


Housing wealth gains a record $1.2 trillion, but there are signs the market is cooling PUBLISHED MON, JUN 6 20223:03 PM EDTUPDATED MON, JUN 6 20224:24 PM EDT Diana Olick@IN/DIANAOLICK@DIANAOLICKCNBC@DIANAOLICK The amount of money mortgage holders could pull out of their homes while still keeping a 20% equity cushion rose by an unprecedented $1.2 trillion inContinue reading REAL ESTATE

Should a House Be in an Irrevocable Trust?

A home can go into an irrevocable trust. But giving up control over a primary residence is not something most owners want to do. The owner lets go of the “incidents of ownership” and the house goes under a separate tax ID, with taxes filed by a trustee. The owner might continue living in the home, butContinue reading “Should a House Be in an Irrevocable Trust?”

How Rooftop Solar Benefits Your Neighbors

Homeowners who install solar on their roofs lower electricity costs for those around them, new study finds. By Sami GroverPublished February 12, 2021 11:09AM ESTFact checked by Haley Mast Ever since rooftop solar became cheap enough to start proliferating, there has been debate about fairness and equity. Specifically, some have argued that policies like net metering –Continue reading “How Rooftop Solar Benefits Your Neighbors”


1890 IS OUR HISTORY, TOO! MORRILL LEGISLATION Senator Justin Smith Morrill was an abolitionist who had a vision that education would be for all social classes and offered a shift from predominantly classical studies to applied studies. This academic shift prepared students for the real world and advanced the nation by providing an opportunity to educateContinue reading “MORRILL ACT OF 1890”

Hud Virtual Homelessness Conference

Dear Stakeholder,   Hope all is well with you.   I am writing to invite you to attend the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) Region IV Homelessness Virtual Conference that will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The Virtual Conference will be held using Teams Live Platform. This year forContinue reading “Hud Virtual Homelessness Conference”

‘What Realtors did was an outrage’: National association apologizes for role in housing racial discrimination

Nov. 19, 2020 at 2:10 pm Updated Nov. 20, 2020 at 4:47 pm By JOHN GITTELSOHNBloomberg The real estate industry contributed to racial inequality and segregation in housing, an “outrage” that merits a historic apology, the incoming president of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said. “What Realtors did was an outrage to our morals and ourContinue reading “‘What Realtors did was an outrage’: National association apologizes for role in housing racial discrimination”