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September 8, 2015

Fewer Homes in Negative Equity

The U.S. negative equity rate dropped below 15% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow Negative Equity Report, but nearly 20% of condo-owners […]
September 7, 2015

Labor Day Drivers Will Save $1 Billion This Holiday

Labor Day is historically one of America’s busiest driving holidays, but this year it’s likely to be remembered for being one of the cheapest.  With gas […]
September 4, 2015

Can You Buy A Home Without Perfect Credit?

Buying a home requires having a healthy amount of cash on hand, a solid payment history over at least the past year or two, and a […]
September 3, 2015

Budgeting Tips for Marital Bliss

September is the third most popular month for weddings.  Are you among the numerous couples who will celebrate your nuptials this time of year?  Congratulations!  Now […]
September 2, 2015

First-Time Homebuyers Are Slightly Younger

First-time homebuyers between 2010 and 2013 were slightly younger than in the previous four-year period, according to Zillow.  The median age for first-time homebuyers from 2010 […]
September 1, 2015

Are Your Finances in Order?

Are you comfortably paying all your bills?  Let’s say your first mortgage and second mortgage are both manageable. You are slowly paying off your home equity […]
August 31, 2015

High Prices Top Concern of Homebuyers

High prices ranked as the number one concern among homebuyers in the second quarter of 2015, according to a survey of over 3,300 homebuyers conducted by […]
August 28, 2015

The Best and Worst Cities to Retire

After toiling in the workplace for decades, it seems natural to expect financial security in our golden years. But not everyone can look forward to a […]
August 27, 2015

Personal Touch Makes Big Difference in Small-Business Loans

Want to ensure a small-business loan gets paid off? The personal touch makes a big difference.  Over the past decade, colleagues of the Center for Banking […]