Monday, April 17th, 2017


Down Payment Holding Back Renters from Buying a Home

Tweet SEATTLE  — Even though a mortgage payment is more affordable than a rent payment on a monthly basisi, renters say they can’t buy a home due to the pricey down payment, according to the first Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report™ (ZHAR)ii. Almost 70 percent of renters surveyed cite the down payment as a greater barrier to homeownership than debt, job security and qualifying for a mortgageiii. Just over half of renters cite qualifying for a mortgage as a barrier to homeownership, and half say debt is holding them back. Almost 40Read More

PHOTOS: “Constructing Gender: The Origins of Michigan’s Union and League”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. A new exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, curated by the Bentley Historical Library, explores the origins of the Michigan Union and the Michigan League through an architectural lens, showing how their design reflected the era’s ideas about gender, morals, and coeducation. Constructing Gender: the Origins of Michigan’s Union and League, running January January 28 – May 7, 2017, looks not only at how brothers (and U-M alumni) Irving K. and Allen Pond meticulouslyRead More

Movie Monday: Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 4/21

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, April 21, 2017: “Unforgettable” Rated R. 100 minutes. Drama, Thriller. -Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Whitney Cummings; Director: Denise Di Novi. “Born in China” Rated G. 76 minutes. Documentary. -Director: Chuan Lu; Stars: John Krasinski, Xun Zhou “The Promise” Rated PG-13. 132 minutes. Drama, History. -Christian Bale, Oscar Isaax, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan; Director: Terry George “Free Fire” Rated R. 90 minutes. Action, Crime, Thriller. -Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy; Director: Ben Wheatley “Leap!”Read More