Chris Arnold appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
High inflation is weighing on the U.S. economy and raising the risk of a recession. Here's how energy and housing markets are being affected.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
During the past two years, home prices nationally have soared more than 30%. Rising mortgage rates make affording a home even harder. That has many people wondering if we're in another housing bubble.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Home prices are up 30% in the past year in some cities. Many people wonder if we're in another housing bubble. Some economists think prices could fall in places where homes are especially overvalued.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
If you're hunting for a house or condo to buy, or if you've just managed to buy one, NPR wants to hear from you!
Friday, April 08, 2022
Higher mortgage rates and home prices have pushed the monthly payment to buy the median-priced home in the U.S. up more than 50% since the start of last year. Many first-time buyers can't afford it.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Home prices rose nearly 20% last year, in large part because the U.S. is several million homes short of demand. Builders say the pandemic is partly to blame, but the problem goes deeper than that.
Monday, March 28, 2022
The U.S. is in the midst of a historic housing shortage. Supply chain problems are only part of the reason. The country needs something like 3 million more than it has.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
The U.S. is in the midst of a historic housing shortage. Supply chain problems are only part of the reason.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Life Kit podcast tackles budgeting and explains how to keep budgeting from becoming a dreaded task. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 1, 2020)
Friday, March 18, 2022
It's getting more expensive to borrow money, with rates on mortgages, car loans and credit cards heading higher. Here's where you're likely to feel the impact and what you can do about it.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
With each passing day the disruption of oil markets related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine pushes up gas prices in the U.S. to a new record.
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Gas prices are hitting record highs in the U.S. amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. That's got a lot of people on modest incomes worried as inflation is already making it tough to scrape by.
Thursday, March 03, 2022
A full-blown financial crisis can be devastating for a country. Banks fail, business go under and people lose their jobs. Sanctions on Russia could tip the country into that kind of economic collapse.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
The highest inflation since the 1980s has many retirees scared. Their retirement nest eggs will be in peril if it persists over the long term.
Friday, February 18, 2022
With a historic shortage of homes for sale, investors making cash offers are pushing first-time homebuyers out of the market.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Renting a place to live is getting a lot more expensive, according to a survey that tracks rental listings across the biggest 50 U.S. cities.
Friday, February 11, 2022
In many parts of the country, rents are up by hundreds of dollars a month — just in the past year. In some cities, the rents are up nearly 40%, according to a recent survey.
Saturday, February 05, 2022
With the Trump-era head of the FDIC stepping down, consumer protection groups see an opportunity to put an end to "rent-a-bank" loans with sky-high interest rates.
Friday, February 04, 2022
With a top Trump-appointed banking regulator stepping down, consumer financial protection groups say the new head of the FDIC should crack down on lenders charging interest rates of 100% or more.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
NPR wants to know how you're being affected by falling stock values or the rising price of gas, food and utilities.