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Freddie Mac Hires More Veterans

The transition to civilian life can be a challenge for new veterans who face higher unemployment rates than non-veterans. Through the new V.E.T.S. program, Freddie Mac provides IT jobs to help those who've served launch civilian careers. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

There's news for homeowners, future homeowners, and renters in our roundup of some of this week’s top housing stories. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

HARP gets a high-profile boost in Chicago. That's among the stories featured in our summary of the week's housing news. More


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Give Me Liberty...and Eagle, Independence and Freedom

Can you guess how many U.S. cities have liberty in their names? Recognizing patriotic-sounding city names where July 4th is likely to be extra red, white and blue. More


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It's a Wrap

Did you know it's the last day of National Homeownership Month? Today we wrap-up our month-long blog series and recap the favorites. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

Lots of economic news in this week’s headlines, along with some excellent analysis on what it means for housing. More


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Nation's Largest Apartment Communities

Did you know that the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan’s lower east side is home to about as many people who live in Fairbanks, Alaska? That’s 30,000 people! More


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Are Americans Paying More or Less for Housing?

Did you know that in some states like Maine 3.3% more of its homeowners were spending more than 30% of their income on housing in 2012 than they were in 2005? In California, the opposite occurred. Looking at renters, we see an almost unilateral increase in their cost burden during the same time period. More


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Five Generations in Housing

Did you know that 76% of first-time homebuyers are Gen Y? And that only 55% of The Silent Generation finances their home purchase? No matter our age, we all play an important role in today’s housing market. More


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Dissecting High, Medium and Low Homeownership Rates

Did you know homeownership rates are very high (80 percent or more) in former Eastern Bloc nations like Romania (97 percent), Slovakia (90 percent), and Bulgaria (87 percent) because a wave of mass privatization following the fall of Communism in the 1990s enabled families living in public housing to take title to their flats at little or no cost? More


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