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  • Your mortgage bill will cost you more in these cities

    Zillow study reveals declining affordability nationwide
    Home prices are rising, interest rates are climbing, and mortgage payments are putting a bigger dent in Americans' budget than in years past. A new study by Zillow revealed that a mortgage payment on the average U.S. home comprises 17.5% of the median income, climbing 2% from last year and reaching the highest level in nine years.
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    Reaching Renters: Helping renters access the American Dream

    It's time to treat renters like homeowners
    This September, as we recognize the second annual National Renters Month, it is time that we talk about treating renters as we have treated homeowners for years. At the National Rental Home Council, we believe that all renters deserve the same opportunities that homeowners have, regardless of why they rent.
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  • Immigrants becoming most important group for housing?

    Homeownership rate for immigrants outpacing that of native-born citizens
    Immigrants are gaining on native-born citizens when it comes to homeownership rates. In one state the gap is less than 10%. While native-born citizens have the same homeownership rate as in 1994, the rate for immigrants’ has improved.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Why immigrants are crucial to the housing market

    The driving force behind 40% of housing demand, and growing
    Despite all the media attention focused on Hispanic immigrants, the fastest-growing group of immigrants is actually Asians and, more specifically, Indians. Indians as well as Chinese-Americans are also more likely to own than rent.
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  • Zillow: The American Dream of homeownership strongest in Millennials, non-white Americans

    Homeownership starts 'as a dream'
    The American Dream of homeownership is still very much alive. A new report from Zillow shows that The American Dream is really about opportunity, which means a lot of things to a lot of different people. "For young Americans and Americans of color, the opportunity to own a home is a big part of that dream,” said Zillow's chief economist.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Can immigrants save housing?

    With immigration reform stalled, housing professionals look for ways to help undocumented residents achieve the American Dream
    A surge of illegal immigration over the summer by unaccompanied minors has brought immigration reform and border security into the news in a big way. Still, the dramatic headlines — some claiming a humanitarian crisis — are unlikely to get immigration reform back on track in Congress. For housing leaders — who recognize immigration as a key driver of household formation — lack of immigration reform comes as a big disappointment.
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