Chris Arnold

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Inflation was hotter than expected in August

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Inflation in August was worse than expected, raising concerns that the Federal Reserve will need to continue to lift interest rates aggressively in order to bring prices under control.

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Adjustable rate mortgages can be cheaper but risky. Here's what you need to know

Saturday, September 10, 2022

With mortgage rates up sharply, many more homebuyers are turning to adjustable rate loans. These can be more affordable, at least at first. But they come with a big risk. Is it worth it?

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Adjustable rate mortgages are back

Monday, September 05, 2022

The percentage of homebuyers getting adjustable rate mortgages is at a 15-year high. The mortgages start with lower payments, but is the risk worth it?

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Residents of mobile homes are often at the mercy of big companies that own the land

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Millions of Americans live in mobile-home parks because they are the only place they can afford to buy homes. But many are now at the mercy of big companies that own the land underneath those homes.

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From floods to slime: Mobile home residents say landlords make millions, neglect them

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Elderly homeowners in Florida are suing the billion dollar company that owns their mobile home park. Big companies are buying up parks around the country, but critics say residents pay the price.

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Spikes in mortgage rate force many potential homebuyers to rethink their plans

Friday, August 19, 2022

Mortgage rates have seen their biggest rise in 40 years. But now, rates are jumping up and down as markets try to anticipate where the economy is headed.

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How to solve the nation's housing shortage

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Hundreds of towns and cities are short of housing. It's the biggest reason rents and home prices are so high. A new study out today looks at how to fix the problem.

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There's a massive housing shortage across the U.S. Here's how bad it is where you live

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Hundreds of cities and towns are seriously short of housing, both homes to buy and rentals, according to a new study. It's the main reason that home prices and rents are so high.

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The pain of rising mortgage rates when you're waiting for your home to be built

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Many Americans put down deposits of $20,000 or more with builders to put up new homes. But with mortgage rates rising, some can no longer afford the homes. And they could lose their deposits.

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Are rising interest rates giving you grief while you wait for your home to be built?

Friday, June 24, 2022

Many people are getting hurt financially because mortgage rates rose sharply while they were waiting for their new homes to be built. And now it's hard or impossible to buy them. Share your story.

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Housing prices soar with rising inflation

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Inflation is on the rise throughout the economy but it's hitting the housing and rental markets the hardest. Housing is often Americans biggest single expense.

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Rents across U.S. rise above $2,000 a month for the first time ever

Thursday, June 09, 2022

A new report shows the cost of renting a home or apartment is up 15% nationally to a new record high.

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Mortgage applications drop as fewer people are able to afford homes

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Higher mortgage rates are putting a damper on the housing market. Applications for a mortgage to purchase a home are down 21% from a year ago as fewer and fewer people can afford to buy.

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High inflation is taking a toll on energy and housing markets

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.

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Home prices could fall in some U.S. cities. Here's where and why

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.

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Rising home prices are leading to fears of a new 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.

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Navigating the housing market: Are you looking to buy a house? Did you buy recently?

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!

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Mortgage rates just hit 5%. Here's how much more expensive that makes home ownership

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.

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There's never been such a severe shortage of homes in the U.S. Here's why

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.

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Encore: In the U.S., there's a historic shortage of homes — around 3 million short

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.

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