Chris Arnold

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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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


We are well into 2022. How is your New Year's budget resolution going?

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)


Americans will feel the impact as Fed raises rates. Here's what you should know

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.


Record gas prices hit working class Americans with inflation already surging

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.


Americans on low incomes are hit harder by high gas prices due to the war in Ukraine

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.


Sanctions could push Russia into a financial crisis and depression

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.


Inflation has many retirees worried about outliving their savings

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.


First-time homebuyers are getting squeezed out by investors

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.


It's not just home prices. Rents rise sharply across the U.S.

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.


Renting a place to live is getting a lot more expensive

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.


Consumer groups want the FDIC to ban rent-a-bank loans with rates that can top 100%

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.


Consumer groups hope the FDIC will crack down on rent-a-bank schemes

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.


Are you worried about inflation or a falling stock market shrinking your savings?

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.