How unfair mortgage and housing practices affect you and your neighborhood — and what can be done about it

Just seven days after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in April 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed Title VIII ̶— commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act —̶ of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law. President Johnson considered the law as an homage to the great civil rights leader. […]

Mortgage Rates Drop Again—And First-Time Homebuyers Take Full Advantage

First-time homebuyers have made up a large share of 2019 mortgage loans. Mortgage rates dropped again, and according to Freddie Mac, the downward spiral has first-time buyers gaining ground. In fact, of all the loans Freddie Mac has purchased in 2019, 46% came from first-time homebuyers—a two-decade high for the […]

Refugees fleeing Syria to UK: ‘I’ve got a mortgage, a house, a car – we’re not trouble’

More than 17,000 refugees who fled the Syrian war have settled in Britain over the past five years. Of those, many have had to “work hard” in overcoming cultural changes as they try to forge a new life for themselves. Another 3,000 refugees are expected to arrive by the end […]