Business

June 28, 2016

Housing Still Faces Obstacles; Could Be ‘Engine of Growth’

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its 2016 report on The State of the Nation’s Housing. Calling the housing sector “an […]
June 27, 2016

Home Prices Rise Faster Than Expected

Home prices nationwide in March were just 3.8% down from their June 2006 peak, according to the Home Price Index from Black Knight Financial Services.  The […]
June 23, 2016

A Mortgage for Debt-Ridden Millennials?

The extent to which student debt is keeping Millennials from buying homes is debatable. But for high-earning young professionals who are saddled with such loans, a […]
June 22, 2016

Presidential Candidates Should Focus on Housing

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think that something can be done to address problems related to housing affordability – and they want the presidential candidates to talk […]
June 21, 2016

Longest Time to Break Even on a Home?

It takes nearly 4 years to get to the point where it makes more sense to buy than rent a home in San Diego County, the […]
June 17, 2016

Small Banks Band Together to Fight Fraud

As the song goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  That sentiment is truer than ever for banks, particularly when it comes […]
June 10, 2016

The Link Between Education and Homeownership

A new report from First American Financial Corp. has found that the difference in homeownership between those without high school degrees and those with a bachelor’s […]
June 9, 2016

Multifamily Outlook: Rent Growth to Remain High

A new national market outlook from Yardi® Matrix forecasts that jobs and population growth will spur rent growth of about 5% in 2016.  The report, “Multifamily […]
June 8, 2016

Auto Finance Companies Put Brakes on Subprime Lending

Executives at some of the biggest banks in auto lending said that they’re tapping the brakes on subprime lending, especially at the lower end of the […]