The rent and mortgage payments are still too damn high.
A new study shows that unfair pricing by gender exists across different markets.
Rising rates will obviously send monthly payments higher, but they'll also affect the market in a more unusual way: They're going to hurt all-cash investor purchases of housing, which have been a boon to the most distressed markets.
Backers of a move to add utility bills into home-loan considerations say it will boost energy conservation and create lots of jobs that can't be exported.
A panel ranging from liberals to libertarians suggests turning the mortgage interest deduction, a sacred cow of the U.S. tax code, into hamburger.