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January 5, 2017

Will These Mortgage Trends Make a Comeback in ’17?

The boom-bust cycle of refinancing and a host of other mortgage trends and strategies tend to come and go and come again depending on varying factors.  […]
January 4, 2017

Lending Trouble Lies Ahead in 2017

Mortgages, commercial-and-industrial loans, subprime auto lending and student lending are ripe for setbacks and, in some cases, crises in 2017.  Here is a breakdown of each […]
December 22, 2016

5 Housing Predictions for 2017

The housing market in 2016 was largely defined by two main trends: rising home prices nationwide and falling interest rates due to political events such as […]
December 21, 2016

Subprime Borrowers Have Stopped Paying Auto Loans

More Americans are behind on their auto loans, which is keeping some banking experts up a night.  Roughly 6 million individuals are at least 90 days late […]
December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Tipping Guide

The holiday season is traditionally the time Americans choose to thank those who provide them with year-round services. It’s important to remember that holiday tipping is […]
December 15, 2016

Report Finds Many ‘Unscoreable’ Consumers ‘Creditworthy’

Many consumers without traditional credit scores are nevertheless creditworthy and could qualify for mortgages, according to recent research.  Millions of people considered unscoreable by conventional standards […]
December 13, 2016

The Cost of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ in 2016

Have you ever wondered how much each of those gifts mentioned in tune would cost your true love?  PNC released its annual Christmas Price Index and […]
December 12, 2016

FHA to Increase Loan Limits for 2017

The Federal Housing Administration will increase its national loan limit “floor” to $275,665 in 2017 from $271,050. This limit is set at 65% of the national […]
December 9, 2016

Mindful Money: Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the […]