Important News to Renters

In this market renting just makes more sense.
More than 1 million Americans who have taken out mortgages in the past two years now owe more on their loans than their homes are worth

U.S. homeownership hits decade low
It really does look like it's becoming a "renter nation".

The origins of the indebted American "homeowner"
Not long after the economic crisis began, the president's landmark Conference on Homeownership reported that "down payments of 10 percent, 5 percent, and even nothing down" had become common practice in the home-mortgage market.

Arizona apartment community to provide bikes to all residents
An earth-friendly northeast Mesa apartment complex appears headed for City Council approval after the developers agreed to make more space for cars.

Why renters rule the housing market
The collapse in housing and the 33 percent plunge in house prices since 2006 are favoring renting over homeownership.

Homeownership rates fall to 66% as downturn nears a bottom

Fewer Americans own homes and many of them are continuing to see values decline.

Supply Shortfall Persists for Apartments

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How can you save as a renter? – MSN Real Estate

Real Estate on the Cheap: The market generally favors landlords, but a renter can cut costs through creative negotiating and smart budgeting.

Real Estate News Video: Housing Market & Home Sales News – MSN Real Estate

Get the latest real estate news on video covering the housing market, foreclosures and more. Watch expert housing news video from MSN Real Estate.

The New American Dream: Rent, Don’t Buy

Is America headed toward a future where fewer people own the spaces they call home?  

White House steps up pressure for Fannie, Freddie mortgage write-downs

More Mortgage Principal Reductions on the Way.  Paid for, thank you, by Responsible Renters.

New American Dream is renting to get rich

Rich Arzaga owns a luxury home in San Ramon, California, but he's not betting on it as an investment.

Unlucky tenants: First foreclosed on, then scammed

The housing bust has proved to be a bounty of riches for scam artists — there are just so many desperate people to prey upon.  

White House steps up pressure for Fannie, Freddie mortgage write-downs

The Obama administration signaled that it is stepping up pressure on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide mortgage-principal reductions for holders of government-backed loans, a move strongly supported by congressional Democrats.

Renters need to flex muscle in U.S. housing debate

Though America’s mortgage system subsidizes homebuyers, its dysfunction has cost all taxpayers dearly.

Do renters ruin a neighborhood?

Some cities have taken measures to limit rentals in certain areas, despite a lack of solid evidence that the number of renters can do harm to a neighborhood.

'We Wish Like Hell We Had Never Bought': Voices from the Housing Crisis

If you guessed that young people are staying out of the housing market, you'd be very right. They're low on jobs, high on student debt, and freaked out by the crash.

High rents: America’s ridiculous shortage of apartment buildings is pushing rents way up.

How America’s ridiculous shortage of apartment buildings and the decent economy are pushing rents even higher.

New American Dream is renting to get rich

Rich Arzaga owns a luxury home in San Ramon, California, but he's not betting on it as an investment.The founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management, who bought the 5,000 sq. ft. property.

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