Getty Images Interest rates are almost undoubtedly going up this month, for the first time in three years. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by 0.25% next week to curb inflation, which is running at a 40-year high. Additional hikes are likely later this year. American households will feel that
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A single family home is shown for sale in Encinitas, California. Mike Blake | Reuters After rising steadily for months, mortgage rates made a U-turn last week, and borrowers jumped to take advantage. The crisis in Ukraine rattled financial markets and caused a run on the relatively safer bond market. Yields fell and mortgage rates
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A newly built custom home in Arizona’s Paradise Valley offers something many mansions don’t: single-level living. There are no steps within the sprawling 11,129 square feet of interiors. The stone-and-stucco contemporary, built by developer Norton Luxury Homes, breaks up its long horizontal facade with multiple gabled roof lines facing the hedged-lined street. Stately palm trees
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Tommaso79 | Istock | Getty Images Although government intervention helped the U.S. avoid the scariest predictions for the possible number of pandemic-related evictions, hundreds of thousands of families still found notices on their doors. Since March 2020, landlords filed more than 750,000 evictions in the six states and 31 cities that The Eviction Lab at
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New homes under construction by CastleRock Communities in Kyle, Texas, in November 2021. Matthew Busch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Record increases in home prices are also pushing up the amount of equity people have in their abodes. For many Americans, that means they can borrow more against what is often their biggest asset. However,
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