Kenneth Harney

Reporting and analysis of tax laws, mortgages and markets make for indispensable real estate coverage. Once a week.

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Newspaper readers have a trusted friend in Kenneth Harney's award-winning real estate column, "The Nation's Housing." That's because week after week he focuses on the real issues faced by today's record number of homeowners -- complicated tax problems, the settlement fee thicket, credit scores and credit files – and guides readers to smart solutions.
Millions of readers have saved – and will save – money because of Harney's undeviating attention to the American housing consumer's best interests.

Over the years, Harney's columns have contributed to key pieces of housing reform on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, including cancellation of private mortgage insurance premiums, better disclosures on refinancings, restrictions on private transfer fees, and prohibitions against loan transfer abuses and predatory mortgage servicing practices.


- Member of the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council

- Member of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Working Group on Computerized Loan Origination.
- President and chairman of the board of the National Association of Real Estate Editors

- Continues to be a member of NAREE's board of directors


Harney lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife Andrea. The couple has four grown children who live in Shanghai, San Francisco, New York, and Silver Spring, Maryland.