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March 9, 2017

Property Cash Sales to Hit Pre-Crisis Levels

While previous estimates showed cash and distressed sales hitting their pre-crisis marks in 2018 or even 2019, the newest report estimates that the market could see […]
March 8, 2017

Housing Confidence Reaches All-Time High

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)  increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high. The report found that 5 […]
March 6, 2017

Are Automakers Creating the Next Financial Crisis?

The country’s auto debt hit a record in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, when a rush of year-end […]
March 3, 2017

Online Shoppers at Risk for Identity Theft

Fraud reached record highs last year, and online shoppers took the biggest hit. According to a recent report released by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2016 […]
March 2, 2017

Most Markets Hit Record Housing Prices in 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year – but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets […]
February 27, 2017

Should You Finance Business Equipment?

The vast majority (78%) of U.S. businesses lease or finance their equipment.  The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has released a new infographic highlighting why […]
February 24, 2017

What Does the Average American Spend on Housing?

While the cost of college has climbed at an alarming rate over the past 20 years, there remains no purchase more significant — financially or, perhaps, […]
February 23, 2017

2017 Will Bring Modest Economic Growth

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has looked into the future, and they are not complaining.  “We’re expecting steady, modest growth in the U.S. economy,” said MBA Vice President […]
February 21, 2017

Will Household Debt Hit New Record in 2017?

Americans’ debt balances rose “substantially” in the final quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.   Household debt totaled $12.58 trillion as […]