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January 24, 2017

U.S. Economy Will Perform Well in 2017

Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield predicts that, despite a turbulent 2016, the American economy will perform well under the new Donald Trump administration […]
January 20, 2017

Homeowners and Appraisers Don’t See Eye to Eye

For the past few months, homeowners’ estimates of their home prices grew closer and closer to the appraised amount, and in November they nearly hit the mark. However, […]
January 19, 2017

Will Banks Listen to the Voice of their Customers?

Voice recognition technology is rapidly becoming part of our culture, as Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft have invested heavily in their Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa and […]
January 18, 2017

Will Higher Interest Rates Lead Buyers to Cheaper Homes?

Homebuyers haven’t had it easy lately. Prices were up nearly 8% in November compared to last year while inventory declined.  Add rising mortgage rates to the […]
January 17, 2017

Mortgage Credit Loosens in December

The recent upward trend in mortgage credit availability didn’t let up in December, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The newest Mortgage Credit […]
January 12, 2017

Affordability Falls to Worst Level in 8 Years

Affordability in the housing market declined to its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the latest Home Affordability Index from ATTOM Data Solutions.  […]
January 11, 2017

Luxury Apartment Boom to Cool Off in 2017

Landlords of upscale properties across the U.S. are bracing for rough conditions in 2017 that will likely force them to slash rents and offer deep concessions […]
January 9, 2017

Mortgage Industry Predictions for 2017

What does 2017 have in store for the mortgage industry?  Eight industry experts weigh in on what they see coming in the next year for origination, […]
January 6, 2017

What to Buy in January

Have you spent too much on Christmas presents? Are holiday gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Either way, frugal shoppers will find plenty of […]