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While the uptick in homeownership is nowhere near pre-recession levels, it marks a significant shift from a decade ago. But what has changed?
New Wharton research looks at how underpriced government mortgage guarantees contributed to the housing crisis, and how that could be fixed.
Two Penn experts discuss what the Republican tax plan would would mean for individual homeowners and for the housing market.
After consolidating power at China's recent Party Congress, a key question is whether President Xi Jinping, facing large debts, will follow Deng Xiaoping's path and open up China's economy more.
Kenya has a housing shortfall of some 200,000 units a year. Okomboli Ong’ong’a, an Eisenhower fellow, is creating a business model to help plug the gap.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, Federal Housing Administration mortgage delinquencies spiked in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2006. How will this impact FHA loans and the[…]
Wharton’s Benjamin Keys and Columbia’s Christopher Mayer offer a roadmap for the privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Recent Wharton research looks at how lower interest rates impacted homeowners -- with some surprising results.
Women pay off mortgages more reliably than men do, yet find the loans harder to get and often pay more for them. This study suggests why.
Rising sea levels and other climate change effects pose significant threats to the U.S. real estate market.