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March 16, 2017

Average Mortgage Loan Size Hits All-Time High

The average loan size for purchase mortgage applications hit an all-time high last week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA’s Weekly […]
March 15, 2017

Retirees Will Influence Future Consumer Spending

Major demographic shifts over the next decade will have a dramatic affect on U.S. consumer spending – which in turn will influence the overall economy, specific […]
March 14, 2017

Millennials Locked Out of Housing Market Again

For quite some time, we’ve heard that Millennials have put off buying a home.  These reasons include student debt load, tighter lending standards, and simply not wanting […]
March 13, 2017

Landlords Take Over the Housing Market

As rising home prices, slow new home construction, and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters – and landlords.  […]
March 10, 2017

What to Buy in March

The weather in March may be variable, but retailers stick to a seasonal schedule no matter what – and that means savings for smart consumers. March […]
March 9, 2017

Property Cash Sales to Hit Pre-Crisis Levels

While previous estimates showed cash and distressed sales hitting their pre-crisis marks in 2018 or even 2019, the newest report estimates that the market could see […]
March 8, 2017

Housing Confidence Reaches All-Time High

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)  increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high. The report found that 5 […]
March 6, 2017

Are Automakers Creating the Next Financial Crisis?

The country’s auto debt hit a record in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, when a rush of year-end […]
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 […]