One of the most depressing/astounding/frustrating things about the current race for president has been the complete lack of attention to housing.
The candidates aren’t talking about it. Visit their websites and you’d be hard pressed to find any prominent mention of the topic of housing, mortgage
If there’s one theme that runs through this year’s Professional Remodeler Design Awards, presented this month, it’s practical.
After years of seeing over-the-top remodels that, frankly, didn’t always make a lot of sense (does anyone really need a $250,000 bathroom?), it’s a refreshing change.
The latest numbers from the Census Bureau confirms what we've all been seeing: more people are doubling-up. Whether it's getting a roommate or recent grads staying with their parents, more people are living together than in the past.Some 30 percent of households are doubling up, up from 27.7
It seems hard to believe now, but when the iPad was introduced last year, there was a lot of question about whether or not Apple had finally made a mistake — would people pay $500 or more for a tablet when all others had failed to catch on in a major way?Well, we all know the answer to that
The New York Times today has more information on what the Obama administration is considering to stimulate the housing industry (and hence the economy.)Consider me underwhelmed. Unfortunately, it's more of the same: mortgage assistance and encouraging rental programs. After all, it's worked so well
We all know the job market continues to be lousy more than two years after the recession officially ended. There's a variety of reasons for this.The problem has been exacerbated by the low mobility rate -- that is, the number of people who are moving every year. Housing certainly plays a role in
The Washington Post is reporting this morning that President Obama's jobs program will include amongst its many proposals more relief for struggling homeowners.The president will lay out the particulars of the proposals after Labor Day. Details are lacking at this point on housing, but I'm not
In case you missed it in the news section of HousingZone, Fiserv and Moody's Analytics are predicting home prices will increase in 365 out of 384 metro areas by 2013.Here are what they're saying will be the top-five and bottom-five performers over the next two years.The best:Tacoma, Wash., up 24.9
There's not much doubt where new construction sits these days -- bouncing along the bottom.The remodeling market, on the other hand, is a lot more difficult to get a read on.On the positive side, the BuildFax Remodeling Index has shown continued growth in remodeling activity throughout the first
During the housing boom, new products were being introduced into the home building market at a staggering rate.According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (and oft-repeated by our columnist Mark Richardson), in a recent three-year period there were more products introduced than in the