Trump touts Opportunity Zones in State of the Union

Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless Army veteran who now builds affordable housing in Opportunity Zones, became a celebrity on Tuesday night after President Donald Trump introduced him to the nation during the State of the Union speech. Rankins, a former corporal who left the Army in 1986, is a construction

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Coronavirus could push mortgage rates to all-time lows

The death toll from the coronavirus already has passed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, that bruised the world’s economy in 2003. Back then, China accounted for about 4% of global GDP. Today, the world’s most populous nation accounts for about 17%. That’s making investors around the world anxious, and

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Prices heat up in the nation’s hottest rental markets

In February, the rental prices for one-bedroom and two-bedroom units both increased from the previous month, rising by 0.3% and 0.7%, respectively, according to Zumper’s National Rent Report. It now costs renters a median of $1,220 and $1,464 to rent average one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. “The top 10 markets saw a mixture

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