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Minorities, Young People Hardest Hit by Recession, Showing Lowest Levels of Homeownership Today

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2016 / 3 Comments

The economic recession of 2007-2009 affected most Americans in depressingly real and tangible ways. Two groups of Americans are disproportionately affected, still, by the downturn. A new study by Apartment List shows that the economic downturn had the greatest impact on homeownership among minorities and young Americans aged 18-45, particularly those in the 35-44 age range. Analysts at Apartment List, […]

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Fort Worth Population Growth Leads Nation, Jobs Big Part of Reason

By Leah Shafer / December 17, 2014 / 1 Comment

Cowtown has new braggin’ rights: the U.S. Census Bureau says they were the fastest-growing big city in the nation between 2000-2013. Fort Worth population saw a 42.34 percent increase in that time. Dallas lagged far behind, coming in at 24th. The 2010 Census count for Fort Worth put the number of residents at 741,206. Compare this to a […]

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Holy Schmoly More Than Half of All U.S. Homes Sold Last Year Financed by Cash — Goldman Sachs

By Candy Evans / August 22, 2013 / 6 Comments

This caught my eye in the Wall Street Journal last week: “more than half of all homes sold last year and so far in 2013 have been financed without a mortgage, according to an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs Group.” According to the analysts, 20% of all homes sold before the housing crash were […]

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Big D Real Estate News: Is the Dream of Home Ownership Dying?

By Candy Evans / October 14, 2011 / 0 Comments

Last Thursday, the Census Bureau released 2010 figures indicating that American home ownership is as low as it was during the Great Depression. Last year, the U.S. homeownership rate fell to 65.1 percent last year. And analysts are concerned it may never return to the 2005 to 2006 housing boom peak in which nearly 70 percent of Americans owned their own […]

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