Updated 7:47 am PDT, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo a sign hangs outside a house for sale in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves financially. Or the high prices can lead first-time homebuyers to delay a home purchase _ and the opportunity to start building home equity. less FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo a sign hangs outside a house for sale in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in ... more Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP Photo: Keith … [Read more...] about The ‘good enough’ home may be just perfect
By R.A. Schuetz Published 4:44 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Spencer Smith, 17, and Andrew Kovach, 17, juniors at Houston Christian High School, along with 150 other students, spend their day of service painting a home in the Independence Heights neighborhood, part of a program hosted by Rebuilding Together Houston Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Houston, Texas. The students painted five houses along the 200 block of E. 31 1/2 St. Rebuilding Together Houston provides free repair and renovation for elderly low-income, disabled and service-veteran homeowners in need. ( Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle ) less Spencer Smith, 17, and Andrew Kovach, 17, juniors at Houston Christian High School, along with 150 other students, spend their day of service painting a home in the Independence Heights neighborhood, part of a ... more Photo: Gary Coronado, Staff / Houston Chronicle … [Read more...] about Freddie Mac announces loan program to fund home renovations
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff March 02, 2019 MEDFORD — The trouble began after Joe Lentino took a reverse mortgage in 2007 to get out from under his debt. Then he lost some gigs playing in jazz bands. And he started missing tax payments on the modest white house where he’s lived for about 70 years.Now, the 80-year-old trombonist is embroiled in a legal nightmare, scrambling to get into senior housing before a Texas firm can foreclose on his mortgage.“I want time to sell the house and be able to move,” said Lentino, sitting stoically in his living room amid stacks of papers and documents. “And it’s not that much time.” Advertisement While his story is unique, it illustrates the struggles older residents of limited means face in Greater Boston, where local property taxes have escalated steadily in many communities. Seniors … [Read more...] about Medford musician fights financial firm for the right to sell his lifelong home
By Louis Hansen | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 2, 2019 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: January 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm The old real estate adage “location, location, location” could be replaced in California by “compromise, compromise, compromise.” Bay Area home buyers are saving longer, paying more, getting less and commuting farther than they wanted because of the region’s crippling housing shortage, according to a new survey by the California Association of Realtors. The survey highlights the extreme efforts Bay Area residents make to buy into a market where the median home sells for four times the national average. The typical Bay Area buyer spends 10 weeks searching for a home, about 25 percent longer than home buyers in other parts of the state. A home buyer trying to afford a 20 percent down payment on a $1 million property — just under the median price for a home in Santa Clara, San Mateo and … [Read more...] about Just how long does it take to buy a home in the Bay Area?
0 Have your say Armed forces personnel and their families are being “categorically failed” by a lack of good quality, affordable and suitably located housing and the Government must urgently prioritise “homes fit for heroes”, an MP said yesterday. Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel detailed how service personnel and their families are being forced into the private rented sector away from supportive forces communities, and facing higher rents in either private or specialist accommodation.He told the Commons how single personnel are being cramped four in a room, with no en suite bathroom, in homes described by one anonymous soldier as “like a permanent sleepover that nobody wanted to go to”.Housing plans for military ‘are woefully short on details’And he raised concerns that Catterick in North Yorkshire is about to become one of the country’s three “super garrisons”, but currently has no houses at all … [Read more...] about End military housing ‘scandal’ and build ‘homes fit for heroes’, says Leeds MP Alex Sobel