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Urban Institute

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One-Third of DC Area Renters Could Afford to Buy

One-Third of DC Area Renters Could Afford to Buy

Nena Perry-Brown | April 4th 2018

A new affordability measure states that based on the range of incomes and home prices in the DC area, nearly one in three renters here should be able... read »

DC Area Homeownership Gap Less Disparate than Elsewhere

DC Area Homeownership Gap Less Disparate than Elsewhere

Nena Perry-Brown | February 28th 2018

A recent study by the Urban Institute shows that the homeownership rate for white households in the DC area dropped more than it did for Black... read »

A Look at DC’s 14-Year Drop in Crime

A Look at DC’s 14-Year Drop in Crime

UrbanTurf Staff | August 11th 2015

A study recently released by the Urban Institute tracks the city's declining crime rate over the last two decades. ... read »

Report: One in Three FHA Borrowers Would Benefit From Refinancing

Report: One in Three FHA Borrowers Would Benefit From Refinancing

Lark Turner | February 17th 2015 | 3 Comments

More than a third of FHA borrowers could save by refinancing, the Urban Institute reports. ... read »

Here’s What’s Driving Mortgage Rates Down

Here’s What’s Driving Mortgage Rates Down

Lark Turner | February 13th 2015 | 2 Comments

The Urban Institute explains why mortgage rates have hung around at such a low level for so many months. ... read »

Lowered VA Loan Limits Won’t Significantly Impact Veterans, Report Finds

Lowered VA Loan Limits Won’t Significantly Impact Veterans, Report Finds

Lark Turner | January 5th 2015

Even in the DC area, where vets are affected the most, the Urban Institute report found little impact as a result of the change. ... read »

Urban Institute Report Shows Credit “Extraordinarily Tight” Since 2009

Urban Institute Report Shows Credit “Extraordinarily Tight” Since 2009

Lark Turner | November 4th 2014

The mortgage credit market hasn't been this risk-averse since 1998. ... read »

Urban Institute: Millennials Driving Skyrocketing Housing Demand and Prices in DC

Urban Institute: Millennials Driving Skyrocketing Housing Demand and Prices in DC

Lark Turner | October 7th 2014 | 2 Comments

DC's increasingly pricey rents and rapidly-shifting housing landscape can be largely attributed to millennial migration. ... read »

Report: 35 Percent of Americans Have Debt in Collections

Report: 35 Percent of Americans Have Debt in Collections

Lark Turner | July 29th 2014

In the DC area, the average total debt was $95,560, a number mostly driven by mortgages. ... read »

The Changing Face of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant in One Chart

The Changing Face of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant in One Chart

UrbanTurf Staff | December 11th 2013 | 3 Comments

It is no secret that the demographic make-up of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant has transformed over the past several years as they are two of... read »

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