Credit

March 3, 2017

Online Shoppers at Risk for Identity Theft

Fraud reached record highs last year, and online shoppers took the biggest hit. According to a recent report released by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2016 […]
March 2, 2017

Most Markets Hit Record Housing Prices in 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year – but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets […]
March 1, 2017

Mortgage Delinquencies On the Rise

Despite a rise in the mortgage delinquency rate in the fourth quarter of 2016, the slight uptick follows a record-low third-quarter report, according to the Mortgage Bankers […]
February 28, 2017

Flipping Out: House Flips Reach Highest Level Since 2006

A tactic that helped define the height of homebuying madness in the U.S. in the years before the market collapsed is rearing its head again.  Home […]
February 27, 2017

Should You Finance Business Equipment?

The vast majority (78%) of U.S. businesses lease or finance their equipment.  The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has released a new infographic highlighting why […]
February 24, 2017

What Does the Average American Spend on Housing?

While the cost of college has climbed at an alarming rate over the past 20 years, there remains no purchase more significant — financially or, perhaps, […]
February 23, 2017

2017 Will Bring Modest Economic Growth

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has looked into the future, and they are not complaining.  “We’re expecting steady, modest growth in the U.S. economy,” said MBA Vice President […]
February 21, 2017

Will Household Debt Hit New Record in 2017?

Americans’ debt balances rose “substantially” in the final quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.   Household debt totaled $12.58 trillion as […]
February 20, 2017

Underwater Home Loans Sink to New Low

At the end of the year, 2016 held 1 million less seriously underwater properties than the year before, according to the Year-End 2016 U.S. Home Equity […]