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Middle-class homebuyers are struggling.

The salary you need to earn to buy a home right now in the 25 biggest US cities

Despite a strong economy, homebuying affordability has decreased year-over-year due to a rise in mortgage rates and home prices.
Carpenter's work on a housing site at Mid-Atlantic Builders "The Villages of Savannah" development in Brandywine, Maryland May 31, 2013.

Experts are throwing cold water on a ‘housing collapse’

The housing sector — from homebuilders, to mortgage lenders, to economic data — has been under intense pressure, but some say concerns are overblown.
The month-to-month cost of owning a home varies by state.

Here’s exactly how much it typically costs to own a home in every US state

Coastal states like California, Hawaii, and New Jersey are expensive, while Appalachian states like West Virginia and Arkansas are less so.
The new tax plan just dealt a blow to many would-be homeowners.

A crucial line in Trump’s new tax plan will make it a lot harder to buy a $1 million home

Trump's new tax plan proposes cutting the home-mortgage-interest deduction limit in half.
It's a strategy that can backfire.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought their $88 million Bel Air estate with a little-known mortgage strategy anyone can use — but probably shouldn’...

Interest-only mortgages and low-down-payment mortgages have appeal — but they come with risks.

America’s biggest mortgage source is making it easier for millennials to buy their first home

Fannie Mae is making it a little easier for people with all kinds of existing debt — including student loans — to qualify for mortgages.

Bank of America’s CEO says a pre-crisis idea could make it easier for millennials to buy homes

Moynihan said a 10% mortgage down payment could make home-buying easier.

Here are the 10 places where it’s cheaper to raise a family in the city than a suburb

These are the US cities where housing and childcare costs are lower than in the suburbs.

There’s another side to the housing market’s gigantic problem

The number of Americans indicating that they plan to buy a home in the next six months is at historic levels.