Banking

September 14, 2015

Are We Heading Toward Another U.S. Recession?

Some advice for President Barack Obama’s successor: bring a plan to fight the next recession.  That’s one conclusion drawn from a survey of economists, where the […]
September 10, 2015

Consumers Not Optimistic About Housing Market

The first Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index fell 0.5 points to 80.8 in August from where it would have been in July.  This new index […]
September 9, 2015

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on your list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products. Retailers […]
September 8, 2015

Fewer Homes in Negative Equity

The U.S. negative equity rate dropped below 15% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow Negative Equity Report, but nearly 20% of condo-owners […]
September 7, 2015

Labor Day Drivers Will Save $1 Billion This Holiday

Labor Day is historically one of America’s busiest driving holidays, but this year it’s likely to be remembered for being one of the cheapest.  With gas […]
September 4, 2015

Can You Buy A Home Without Perfect Credit?

Buying a home requires having a healthy amount of cash on hand, a solid payment history over at least the past year or two, and a […]
September 3, 2015

Budgeting Tips for Marital Bliss

September is the third most popular month for weddings.  Are you among the numerous couples who will celebrate your nuptials this time of year?  Congratulations!  Now […]
September 2, 2015

First-Time Homebuyers Are Slightly Younger

First-time homebuyers between 2010 and 2013 were slightly younger than in the previous four-year period, according to Zillow.  The median age for first-time homebuyers from 2010 […]
September 1, 2015

Are Your Finances in Order?

Are you comfortably paying all your bills?  Let’s say your first mortgage and second mortgage are both manageable. You are slowly paying off your home equity […]