December 2011

Friday Five: Home Store Sales Up; Housing Tax Credit for Vets; and More

In this week’s top housing news: a rebound in sales at home improvement stores may bode well for the housing market; home owners get a second chance to refinance with HARP 2.0; and a federal official pushes a new tax credit for veterans.

Christmas is for Giving: 6 Ideas to Help Your Community

It’s better to give than to receive, so take a look at these ideas for giving back this holiday season.

Neighborhood watch sign

One way to give back this holiday season is to organize a neighborhood watch — it boosts safety and home values. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

Occupy Movement Turns Focus to Housing

Housing issues to take center stage Dec. 6 at various Occupy events around the country. Will policymakers listen?

Occupy Wall Street will demonstrate its frustration with the foreclosure crisis tomorrow by attempting to stop a foreclosure eviction in Brooklyn. Occupy protestors have similar plans in many other cities and have called Tuesday, Dec. 6 a National Day of Action.

Want to Help Your Community? Food Banks Are in Dire Need

Your community food pantry needs help feeding an increasing number of needy families. Here’s how you and your neighbors can pitch in.

Canned food on shelves at a food bank

Green Cleaning Makes Showers and Baths Shine