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U.S. home prices are falling as the market absorbs the 2017 Tax Act changes. Meanwhile, other factors are hampering the housing market and point to a potential recession ahead, experts[…]
A legal mechanism called judicial foreclosure can help states fill the policy gap left by the federal government’s pullback from regulatory enforcement of mortgage lenders, says Wharton’s Brian Feinstein.
Overly loose mortgage standards are not exactly making a comeback, but some loans today are close to regulatory guardrails. New Wharton research offers a tool that can help regulators know[…]
Across the country, baby boomers who own large suburban homes are looking to downsize but are finding it hard to attract younger buyers. However, shifts in mortgage rates and other[…]
California's lack of affordable housing has reached a breaking point in cities like San Francisco. Experts from Wharton and the University of San Francisco discuss why the problem extends beyond[…]
Mortgage rates recently fell for the third consecutive week, but the housing market is awash in uncertainty as unconventional mortgages rise and Washington debates the future of Fannie Mae and[…]
Private investment in public infrastructure has been on the decline, indicating doubts about the value of these projects in a changing U.S. economy.
New Wharton research examines the development of mortgage-backed securities, and why no one seems to heed the warnings of history.
Recent trends show that while rents are falling for high-end dwellings, middle- and low-income renters are still struggling to afford housing.
Flood insurance is more important than ever given forecasts for more serious flooding due to climate change. Yet only about a third of at-risk homeowners have coverage -- most all[…]