Tag: housing

Buying an American Visa For a $500,000 Home Purchase – A Solution to the Housing crisis?

When someone mentioned this proposal to me, I thought it was nuts. Selling the right to live in America for $500,000? But then a quick search revealed that the Senate… Read more »

2016 HARP Program Extension and Other Government Housing Refinance Programs

[Updated for 2016] – The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) has been extended to the end of 2016. Under this program home owners may be able to reduce their mortgage payments by as much… Read more »

Solving the Housing Foreclosure Crisis by Cutting Mortgage Principal Balances – Big Mistake

Mortgage interest rates are at their lowest point in decades (about 4.5%) and the housing credit has been in effect for more than three years, yet the housing market is… Read more »

Housing Market Predictions and Forecast For Home Prices in the Year Ahead

The American housing market is still in the doldrums according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index which showed that U.S. home prices are down a record 5.9% from the… Read more »