The number of people applying for initial state unemployment insurance benefits rose 37,000 to 464,000 in the week ended July 17, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected an initial claims level of 450,000. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation includes a $1bn emergency mortgage relief program for unemployed homeowners.
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Some housing pundits report the demand for housing is strong, while these same pundits, on another day say that we are in a housing affordability crisis. Can the two narratives be accurate at the same time? If not, which is one is true? HousingWire Columnist Logan Mohtashami takes a deeper dive.
While rent prices are going up, the latest 3% year-over-year increase marks the slowest pace in 18 months, according to a new report from RentCafe.