Kenneth R. Harney

Real estate

Education: Princeton University, cum laude; University of Pennsylvania, graduate fellow

Kenneth Harney was a nationally syndicated columnist on real estate for The Washington Post Writers Group. He died in May 2019. He was 75. Aside from Harney's work for The Post, he was host of "Real Estate Magazine," a weekly TV show televised by FNN (now CNBC). He was also a contributor to New Home, a site for consumers interested in buying a new residence as well as to Next, which focused on seniors and retirement.
Latest from Kenneth R. Harney

Lawsuits over who should pay buyer’s agent could upend housing market

Similar antitrust complaints filed against NAR, other brokerage giants.

May 15, 2019

Whistleblowers’ claims revive class-action suit against Zillow

Case focuses on online real estate giant’s co-marketing program for agents, lenders.

May 8, 2019

Overall, massive tax overhaul hasn’t hurt home values

Studies show slowdown in sales but no net price declines.

April 24, 2019

Cash-out refinancings, HELOCs are down. Economists aren’t totally sure why.

Both forms of equity extraction hit historic highs a decade ago. But recently, activity has declined.

April 17, 2019

Is spring going to be a Goldilocks housing season for everybody?

This view that the market will be good for sellers and buyers could be a fairy tale.

April 10, 2019

Need a boost to your credit rating? These new financial tools might help.

All come from well-established players: FICO, Experian and CreditXpert.

April 3, 2019

New FHA rules make it tougher for people with heavy debt to get a mortgage

Agency’s move is sparked by disturbing trends in the quality of loans from lenders.

March 27, 2019

Five major real estate firms face far-reaching antitrust lawsuit

Class-action case could affect buyer commissions.

March 20, 2019

If you’re self-employed or a ‘gig’ worker, getting a mortgage just got easier

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae now use optical character recognition technology to speed up the approval process for freelancers.

March 13, 2019

Zillow faces $60 million suit over hacked listing of L.A. mansion

Lawyers say online real estate firm was negligent in allowing false and harmful information to be posted about the property.

March 6, 2019