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February 18, 2016

Consumer Credit Default Rates Stabilize

Data through December 2015, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit […]
February 17, 2016

Homebuyers Need 3 Years to Break Even in Some Cities

Buying remained better than renting in certain situations, but members of the millennial generation continued to have reasons to rent instead of buy, according to Zillow. […]
February 16, 2016

Tax Time: DIY or Professional?

Tax time is here again. Will you owe money to the IRS, or will they owe you a refund? With the U.S. tax code spanning 74,000 pages and […]
February 12, 2016

The Best Cities for Valentine’s Day

Everyone wants the kind of things that money just can’t buy — except on Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as “The Day Love Costs Money.” This year, […]
February 10, 2016

Strategic Default: By the Numbers

The rate of home price recovery during the 7 years that a foreclosure remains on a consumer’s credit report is one measure of whether borrowers who […]
February 5, 2016

Credit Inquiries: What You Need to Know

One of the biggest frustrations borrowers experience when applying for a new loan comes in the form of a credit inquiry, or credit check, some of […]
February 4, 2016

Debt Collectors Returned $45 Billion Back To U.S. Economy

Consumers, creditors, and the economy as a whole benefit from the existence of the professional debt collection industry, according to the newest white paper from the Association of Credit and […]
February 3, 2016

Following a Stellar Year, Housing Market Will Struggle in ’16

Warmer weather heated up housing activity at the end of 2015 to help make it the best year for sales of new single-family homes since 2007. […]
February 2, 2016

Multi-Family Boom Busts Renters’ Wallets

The booming multifamily mortgage market has risen to new heights, passing the lofty $1 trillion mark. But while that may mean flourishing times for apartment lenders, […]