Chris Arnold

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Everyday people can buy a house with cash with this new type of loan

Monday, December 06, 2021

A new breed of lenders are helping everyday people make cash offers to buy houses. Cash offers carry clout and sellers are more likely to accept them over offers from people who need a mortgage.


Hey, I want to buy your house: Homeowners besieged by unsolicited offers

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Lots of speculators are jockeying to get in on the hot market. Sometime they call homeowners multiple times a day. It can be an invasive nuisance, or worse.


The blistering housing market has investors calling homeowners with uninvited offers

Friday, November 19, 2021

Homeowners are being besieged by unsolicited texts and phone calls by people seeking to buy their homes. Some are from individual house flippers, while others are from large real estate companies.


Evictions rising even as rental help from Congress reaches millions of people

Thursday, November 11, 2021

It's not the tsunami of evictions that some experts had feared, but eviction filings are rising sharply in many cities. Meanwhile, $47 billion from Congress to help is finally reaching more renters.


Democrats are seeking largest ever investment in affordable housing

Saturday, November 06, 2021

The U.S. is facing its worst affordable housing crisis in generations. The heart of the problem is we just doesn't have enough homes. There's too much demand and not enough supply.


Zillow will stop buying and renovating homes and cut 25% of its workforce

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The company disclosed Tuesday that it lost about $304 million in the third quarter after purchasing homes at higher prices than it now expects to sell them at.


Evictions rise sharply in places with no pandemic protections for renters

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

After the Supreme Court struck down a federal eviction moratorium, landlords began filing more eviction notices --- despite billions of dollars in aid from Congress that is finally reaching renters.


They didn't pay rent and stole the fridge. Pandemic spawns nightmare tenants

Friday, October 22, 2021

Some landlords got hurt by tenants who took advantage of eviction bans during the pandemic. Now they can't get any help from a massive $47 billion federal rental assistance program.


Why rent help from Congress has been so damn slow getting to people who need it

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Congress approved $47 billion to pay back rent and prevent evictions. But after nearly 10 months, the vast majority of that money has not reached the millions of people who desperately need it.


Planet Money investigates the logjams that keep renters from receiving aid

Friday, October 08, 2021

Millions of Americans are at risk of eviction, and billions of dollars in help from Congress isn't reaching most of them. What's taking so long for people who need rental assistance to get the money?


Most Of The $47 Billion Meant To Prevent Evictions Hasn't Reached Those Who Need It

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Many states have stumbled getting rental assistance from Congress into the hands of people facing eviction. State and local programs are scrambling now that a federal eviction moratorium has ended.


A New Housing Regulator Could Make The American Dream More Accessible For Millions

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sources tell NPR that the Biden administration is close to announcing its pick to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the $11 trillion mortgage market.


Housing Regulator Nominee Will Have The Power To Reshape Homeownership In America

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Biden Administration may announce the nomination of a key regulator who could direct billions of dollars for down-payment assistance and make more affordable homes available.


Why Are Investors Buying Up Mobile Home Parks And Evicting Residents?

Friday, September 03, 2021

For millions, owning a home in a mobile home park is an affordable housing option. But some companies are buying up parks, raising fees and evicting people. And the government is helping them do it.


SCOTUS Ended The Eviction Ban. Now Millions Have To Figure Out Housing — Fast

Friday, August 27, 2021

More than 8 million people are behind on their rent. The supreme court has just struck down a federal eviction moratorium that was protecting many of them. Now it's a race against the clock.


The Supreme Court Will Allow Evictions To Resume. It Could Affect Millions Of Tenants

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The court's six conservative justices said the CDC exceeded its authority by issuing the two-month pause on evictions in much of the country.


Are You Facing Eviction Or Afraid Of Losing Your Home? Tell Us About Your Situation

Thursday, August 26, 2021

More than 7 million Americans are behind on their rent but money from Congress to pay back-rent and prevent evictions isn't reaching many people who need it. We want to hear from you.


U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Part Of New York's Ban On Residential Evictions

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The court has agreed to partially lift a ban on evictions for renters in New York state, which was already scheduled to expire at the end of the month.


Without The CDC's Eviction Ban, Millions Could Quickly Lose Their Homes

Monday, August 02, 2021

A federal moratorium on evictions expired over the weekend, potentially putting millions of tenants at risk of eviction just as infections from the delta variant are on the rise.


Local Governments Are Scrambling To Try To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions

Monday, August 02, 2021

A federal moratorium on evictions expired over the weekend, potentially putting millions of tenants at risk of being forced out of their homes just as delta variant infections are on the rise.