A street view showing the historic courthouse and jail in Woodstock, Illinois.

Map of Pandemic Real Estate Risk Focuses on New Jersey, Illinois, California

A new study evaluates county-level foreclosure risk, underwater home values, and more real estate market data after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.

January 21, 2022 - Attom

Minneapolis, Minnesota

An 'Explosion' of Investor-Owned Homes in Minneapolis' Low-Income Neighborhoods

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has noticed an alarming spike in investor-owned homes in Minneapolis since the Great Recession.

December 8, 2021 - Marketwatch

Bank Owned

Federal Government Developing More Foreclosure Protections

Millions of American property owners are behind on mortgage payments and facing the prospect of foreclosure and eviction later this year.

April 9, 2021 - Forbes


'Seriously Delinquent' Mortgages Explode, But Don't Expect a Great Recession-Style Meltdown

More and more homeowners are falling behind on mortgage payments as the pandemic lingers, according to recent market data.

November 25, 2020 - The Orange County Register

facades of victorian style residences in San Francisco

How California Plans to Slow the Corporate Takeover of the Residential Market

The state of California is trying to prevent a repeat of one of the most significant consequences of the Great Recession: large Wall Street interests buying for-sale housing in bulk for conversion to apartments.

November 2, 2020 - Next City

Wall Street

Lessons from the Last Housing Crisis: How to Get Control of Properties

How to keep affordable apartments and single-family homes out of the hands of institutional investors if the coronavirus pandemic leads to a giant wave of evictions and foreclosures.

September 29, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Bank Owned

Wall Street Wagering on a Permanent Suburban Renter Class

Expectations that the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic will create a wave of homeowners leaving the market, whether by choice or necessity, are driving big acquisitions by private equity firms and Wall Street investors.

September 28, 2020 - The Wall Street Journal

Foreclosure Sign

Protecting Distressed Real Estate From Private Equity

Elizabeth Warren and Carroll Fife warn about the potential for the worst housing market outcomes of the real estate and financial crisis of 2008 to repeat without action from federal and state lawmakers.

August 11, 2020 - The Washington Post

Stockton Foreclosure

August Expiration Date for Federal Foreclosure Moratorium Raises Concerns

The housing market has yet to devolve like in 2008, thanks to a federal safety net put in place in March, but a wave of foreclosures is still a possibility as protections begin to expire.

July 28, 2020 - Curbed

Ben Carson

Breaking News: HUD to Suspend Foreclosures and Evictions

The federal government has announced a critical effort to stabilize the economy as the country addresses the coronavirus pandemic.

March 18, 2020 - CBS News

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