Should I buy a house if the housing market’s in trouble?

The headlines are terrifying, so here's a little econ 101 if you're thinking about buying property in the near future.

Movement Must-Reads: Crystle Galloway, Stand Your Ground and affordable housing in Denver

Plus, big news for Charlotte activist Glo Merriweather.

The best money lessons I learned as a personal finance writer

Most personal finance “advice” really isn’t rocket science. Here's the best of what I learned.

The lifetime cost of rent is still rising — here’s how you can save on housing in the meantime

Generation Z will pay a record high $226,000 in rental costs while trying to save up for a home.

Homeownership is actually getting more affordable — if you can get over the anxiety of buying

If you're thinking about purchasing a home, here's what to consider first, both financially and psychologically.

How to “hack” your way to mortgage-free housing

Learn how to house-hack like a pro with the help of a real estate agent.

Why average costs of living are increasing in the US — and 5 ways to live better for less

Why the cost of living, especially in certain U.S. cities, is rising faster than wages in 2018. Here are calculators and how to save money on housing, education, child care and more.

Best places to live for work-life balance: These 7 US cities offer the best of both worlds

The best places to live in America aren't necessarily the places with the biggest paychecks. These seven cities offer the sweetest work-life balance in the U.S., according to new data.

How long does it take to buy a house? Here’s how much time and money you need to become a homeowner.

How many dollars and years do you really need to buy a home? Here's what to expect, depending what you want and can truly afford.

Dog or cat adoption on your mind? 5 tasks to tackle so you can afford a pet and give it a happy home

The costs to own a pet are nothing to sniff at. Here's everything you need to consider before buying a dog, cat, rabbit or other animal — and how to save money once you do.

How to buy a house or apartment: 10 foolproof steps to get your dream home on a budget

Yes, you can get your dream home and still save money. Here are the smartest ways to close on a house or apartment you love — without totally blowing your budget.

Why moving to Sweden could fix your life

Sweden has plenty of jobs they need to fill right now.

Making home possible: Creative ways to conquer the down payment

Saving a large sum of money isn’t easy. Let’s make it simpler.

Cheap places to live 2017: Hate roommates? 10 US cities where one bedroom rent costs less than $900

Here are the 10 best and 10 worst big U.S. cities to live in if you hate sharing your space.

The 7 top places to own a home in America — if you’re not rich

Even as income inequality is on the rise, housing inequality — the gap between how likely it is for low and high-income groups to own homes — appears to be shrinking.

Housing hacks to save money and make smart choices — whether you rent or might want to buy a home

Is it better to rent or buy a home? How do you get a great deal on a rental apartment — or otherwise save money on housing? Here's how to make the best choices possible.

Ben Carson getting stuck in a public housing elevator shows how much work he needs to do

This incident shows you just how inadequate housing projects are for the poor and elderly.

Ben Carson says affordable housing is a Trump priority — evidence suggests otherwise

Will infrastructure be the next health care?

Want affordable rent? Here are the best and worst cities for renters in America.

These are the 5 cheapest and 5 most expensive places to rent a home in the United States.

Alejandro Aravena, 2016 Pritzker Prize Winner, Shows Us How Low-Cost Architecture Is Done

Alejandro Aravena is the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner.


If You're a Millennial, These Tiny Apartments Are a Glimpse at Your Urban Future

You're looking at a kitchen, living room, bedroom, office and dining room in one photo.

NYC Luxury Apartment Building Has Separate Entrance for Poor People

It's sparked a firestorm over inequality in NYC.

Here's What $800 in Rent Gets You in 11 Major Cities

Spoiler alert: San Francisco is the worst.

Our Generation Isn't Lazy, We're Broke

It's not that our parents' McMansions are too comfy, after all.


The Rent in NYC is Too Damn High, and the City Desperately Needs Solutions

From 2000-2010, the number of New Yorkers living with strangers increased 40%. Some New Yorkers live with multiple strangers. The prevalence of such arrangements shows how scarce housing is.

Sequestration 2013: 4 Groups Congress Won't Help, Besides Air Travelers

Last week Congress showed that it was willing to prioritize air travelers as a special class. Here's a look at some groups who aren't as lucky.

Sequester 2013: Sequestration Cuts Will Have a Devastating Impact On America's Poor

Everyone will be impacted one way or another by the sequester but no one will be impacted quite like the poor, all while the fat cats in Washington who got us into this position remain unscathed.