Business

June 7, 2017

Mortgage Origination Volume Falls 34%

Mortgage origination volume fell 34% in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter, driven mainly by a 45% drop in refinances, according to Black Knight Financial […]
June 6, 2017

73% of Americans Have Financial Regrets

Nearly 3-in-4 U.S. adults have financial regrets, according to a new Bankrate.com report. The most common is not saving for retirement early enough, followed by not […]
June 5, 2017

Home Prices Not Back To Pre-Crisis Levels

Home prices increase a little more each month, even hitting new peaks in many markets, yet experts insist they are not back at bubble-era levels.  The […]
June 2, 2017

What to Buy in June

Warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in June. Consumers will also find continuing sales on some items that were good deals in […]
June 1, 2017

Electronic Communications: A Growing Compliance Risk

The 7th annual Electronic Communications Compliance Survey from Smarsh reveals that finaical firms are struggling to keep up with the multitude of electronic communications channels.  More than half of […]
June 1, 2017

Mortgage Origination Volume Hits 5-Year High

First lien originations jumped in 2016 to $2.1 trillion, the highest point since 2012, according to a report from the Urban Institute.  Of these originations, the share of […]
May 26, 2017

The Top 10 Careers for First-Time Home Buyers

Although home prices continue to rise, one degree stands above the rest as being the best for those who wish to buy at home closer to […]
May 23, 2017

Household Debt Hits New Record

Household debt is topping its 2008 peak prior to the housing crash. Total household debt has risen to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter, the Federal […]
May 22, 2017

Switching Gears: Builders Turn to Starter Homes to Lure Millennials

First-time buyers are rushing to buy homes after a decade on the sidelines, promising to kick a housing market already flush with luxury sales into higher […]