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In an effort to boost sales of its REO properties, Fannie Mae said it would help pay for closing costs for qualified home buyers. Home buyers will receive up to 3.5% of the sales price for closing costs on a property they will live in as their primary residence. The aid can also go towards [...]
More families are ending up in homeless shelters because they can’t make it in this economy. From 2007 to 2009 the number of families in homeless shelters rose to 170,000 from 131,000, according to the┬áDepartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Unemployment is obviously a huge factor when it comes to families becoming homeless. The New [...]
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released its State of the National Housing 2010 report and found that 40.3 million households spend more than 30% of their incomes on housing in 2008, and 18.6 million spend more than half their incomes on housing.┬
The report also found that one in seven homeowners [...]