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Prop. 13"s next act: Big changes are eyed for California"s landmark tax law — could they actually ease the housing crisis?

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Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2018

A US-style housing bust could happen in Canada and Australia

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Canada and Australia have acute housing bubbles forming. There is an idea spreading that the US mortgage crisis happened because .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 21st, 2018

Harvard Warns About The Nation"s "Housing Affordability Crisis"

Since 1988, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has provided an overview of housing market conditions in the United States. As the report marks its 30th anniversary, this year’s report suggests the housing market is.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 21st, 2018

US Homes Are Least Affordable Since 2008

As we pointed out yesterday, the still-tight supply in the US housing market is helping drive home prices higher, creating a crisis of affordability that has placed homes fina.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 21st, 2018

Home Prices Are at Their Least Affordable Levels Since the Financial Crisis

It hasn't been this bad since 2008. Buying a home hasn’t been this hard in over a decade. A new home affordability study from Attom Data Solutions finds that housing prices in the U.S. during the first quarter were at their least affordab.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 21st, 2018

Trump made the right decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council — but right now he needs to look in the mirror

Drew Angerer/Getty Images The US was right to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. The optics of leaving right now, with the current border crisis, are far from optimal. Even so, UN Am.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 21st, 2018

Making homes more affordable by building them like cars

A Bay Area company is constructs apartments assembly-line style in an effort to help ease the area's housing crisis.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 21st, 2018

Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame

Housing affordability - defined as housing payments divided by income - is at its most stretched since 2008, largely due to tepid wage growth. In reality, higher mortgage costs made housing less affordable before the housing bubble inflated......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 21st, 2018

Key Words: Angelo Mozilo has identified the real victim of the housing bubble: him

Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo is regarded by many as one of the villains of the financial crisis, as his company was the top mortgage lender at the height of the bubble that nearly brought down the U.S. economy. He does not share that view......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 20th, 2018

Homes are cheaper when they"re built like cars

A Bay Area company is building apartments assembly-line style to help ease the housing crisis. KPIX's Don Ford reports......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 20th, 2018

Key Words: Angelo Mozilo has identified the real victim of the housing bubble: Him

Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo is regarded by many as one of the villains of the financial crisis, as his company was the top mortgage lender at the height of the bubble that nearly brought down the U.S. economy. He does not share that view......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 20th, 2018

Existing Home Sales Slump To Lowest Since Jan: "Housing Affordability Is Becoming A Crisis"

Following a disappointing April fo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 20th, 2018

Laura Bush Jumpstarts a Wave of Bipartisan Backlash Against Trump’s Policy of Separating Immigrant Families

Melania Trump and Bill Clinton also made comments on the crisis. Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke out against the Trump Administration’s policy of s.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 18th, 2018

Affordability Crisis: Low-Income Workers Can"t Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental Anywhere In America

The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) annual report, Out of Reach, reveals the striking gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s ‘Housing Wage’ is an estimate of wha.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 16th, 2018

Fed rate hike bad news for consumers as housing crisis persists

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, which could add to existing obstacles for potential buyers in the housing market......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 13th, 2018

Seattle leaders vote to repeal "head tax" weeks after enactment

Seattle's city council, facing stiff opposition from big business, voted on Tuesday to repeal a "head tax" introduced as a way to fight a housing crisis which had hit the city's largest companies, including Amazon.com......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 12th, 2018

These 10 large Bay Area employers grew headcount the fastest over the past year

Despite the housing crisis driving some to look outside of the Bay Area to hire, the region’s largest employers still managed to add thousands of workers in the last year. In the most recent issue of the San Francisco Business Times, we published .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 12th, 2018

Piece by piece, a factory-made answer for a housing squeeze

Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 7th, 2018

Piece by piece, a factory-made answer for a housing squeeze

Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 7th, 2018

Piece by piece, a factory-made answer for a housing squeeze

Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 7th, 2018