Real Estate

The Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.

One good measure of affordability is this: How much of your paycheck do you spend on housing every month? Experts have traditionally pegged 30% as an optimal amount — people who spend more than that might be considered “housing poor” — though that number is fairly random, and the real answer is “it depends.

Boomerang Buyers

Boomerang buyers who experienced a foreclosure or short sale during the housing crisis seven years ago may now be eligible to buy a home, but preparation to become an owner again is needed.