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October 7, 2016

Making Gains: Rising Values Help Underwater Homeowners

About 548,000 U.S. homeowners regained equity in the second quarter, bringing the percentage of homes with positive equity to 92.9% of all mortgaged properties, or approximately […]
October 6, 2016

Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015

Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on […]
October 4, 2016

Survey: Election Outcome is Economy’s Big Threat

What the majority of Americans fear most about the upcoming presidential election is the election itself — and that might be the scariest part of all.  […]
October 3, 2016

What to Buy in October

When it comes to shopping, October is an odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday extravaganza. But there are […]
September 29, 2016

Labor Day Week Sees Uptick in Mortgage Applications

Homebuyers jumped back into the market after Labor Day, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than in previous weeks.  Total mortgage application volume […]
September 28, 2016

Seniors Prefer Non-Digital Communication from Banks

According to the Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 U.S. adults over the age of 65 don’t use the internet at all.  Some older customers may simply […]
September 27, 2016

Housing Debt is a Growing Concern for Retirees

Americans are carrying higher levels of debt as they head into retirement, raising the specter of financial headaches in their old age, according to a new […]
September 26, 2016

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on your list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products. Retailers […]
September 21, 2016

Some Cities Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages

More than 1 in 10 U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages.  This number is much less than a year ago and far lower than when the […]