GovBeat: housing


Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014

In 15 states, deeply underwater foreclosures still reign

In those states, deeply underwater foreclosures are more prevalent than those with equity.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, housing, maps, Nevada, newsletter

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Half the nation’s counties sell property tax bills to debt collectors

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt collectors, Florida, housing, liens, New Jersey, newsletter, property taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Watch decades of economic expansion in 5 American cities from space

Thanks to Google, we can now see what urban growth looks like.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, housing, Visuals

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013

In many states, the recovery is making the income gap worse

New Census data show that many states saw middle-income households decline between the last three years and the preceding three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  housing, newsletter

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013

What housing recovery? Home values and ownership are down post-recession

The state of housing in the United States is worse over the past three years than it was during the previous three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, housing, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013

States slow to spend billions in TARP funds for underwater homeowners

Nineteen states have been slow to spend money aimed at keeping people in their homes, an inspector general report found.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, California, economy, housing, indiana, Nevada, newsletter, Oregon, States, tarp

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Things are bad for the 15 communities that explored a desperate housing bailout

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, housing

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/10/2013

A single city council meeting tonight could affect the fate of the housing market

Tonight, foreclosure-stricken Richmond, Calif., will decide whether to forcibly take underwater mortgages from investors.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  housing

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Moody's upgrades state outlooks

Economies in most states have stabilized after five years of recession and recovery, inspiring new confidence in state bonds, according to the ratings agency Moody's.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, housing, moody's, Rankings, ratings