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October 17, 2016

Existing Homes Fall to 7-Month Low

Contracts to purchase previously owned homes fell to a seven-month low in August, held back by a tight supply in the housing market, according to a […]
October 13, 2016

24% of Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Norm

Homes were less affordable than their historic averages in 24% of U.S. markets as prices rose and wage growth slowed, Attom Data Solutions found in its […]
October 11, 2016

Low Rates Support Improving Housing Markets

Low interest rates are keeping the housing market strong even as affordability keeps declining, according to the latest Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi).  July’s index […]
October 10, 2016

Home Loan Modifications on the Decline

Loan modification activity fell again on a monthly basis, but there are still several states where borrowers need assistance, according to the Hope Now alliance.  Hope […]
October 7, 2016

Making Gains: Rising Values Help Underwater Homeowners

About 548,000 U.S. homeowners regained equity in the second quarter, bringing the percentage of homes with positive equity to 92.9% of all mortgaged properties, or approximately […]
October 6, 2016

Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015

Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on […]
October 5, 2016

Trucking Is Growth Business for Leasing

New business volume grew 12.4% in the equipment finance industry in 2015, according to the 2016 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment […]
October 3, 2016

What to Buy in October

When it comes to shopping, October is an odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday extravaganza. But there are […]
September 29, 2016

Labor Day Week Sees Uptick in Mortgage Applications

Homebuyers jumped back into the market after Labor Day, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than in previous weeks.  Total mortgage application volume […]