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September 26, 2016

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 22, 2016

Digital Banking Ushers in New Loyalty Rewards Programs

Credit card rewards programs were born in the heyday of plastic and paper. As payments go digital, banks will have to make sure their loyalty programs […]
September 21, 2016

Some Cities Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages

More than 1 in 10 U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages.  This number is much less than a year ago and far lower than when the […]
September 20, 2016

Mortgage Origination Demand Hits Pre-Crisis High

Home purchase lending hit a post-2007 high in the second quarter as low interest rates and growing consumer confidence continue to support the housing market.  “You […]
September 16, 2016

Affordability Is a Huge Concern for Homebuyers

This summer, worries about housing affordability are growing more predominant, according to a Redfin survey. More than 28% of homebuyers said “prices are rising or are too […]
September 15, 2016

National Home Values are on the Rise

Zillow is reporting that national home values have risen for the 48th straight month as of this July, reaching an average of $187,300 in the latest […]
September 14, 2016

HELOCs Making a Rebound

Home equity line of credit originations are in the midst of a comeback, fueled by the rise in home prices, according to a white paper released […]
September 13, 2016

Education Reduces Foreclosures by 42%

Research by Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College shows that among participants in a down-payment assistance program offered by the Tennessee Housing Development Authority (THDA), the odds of […]