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October 3, 2018

Refi Mortgages Rise for First Time in 2018

After taking an absolute beating this year, the refinance market just got its first ray of sunshine in 2018. According to Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report, […]
October 2, 2018

Commercial Debt Rises at Quickest Pace Since 2007

Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt grew at the fastest pace in 11 years during the first half of 2018.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, commercial and multifamily […]
September 28, 2018

Most Americans Have No Retirement Savings

The median retirement account balance among working-age Americans is zero, according to a research report by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), a non-profit research […]
September 27, 2018

Mortgage Rates Surge, at Highest Point Since 2010

Mortgage rates inched forward for the fourth consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey.  Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the […]
September 25, 2018

Homeowners Gained $16,000 in Home Equity

As the economy strengthens, home values continue to appreciate, and homeowners are raking in the equity. A recent report by CoreLogic showed that home equity rose […]
September 21, 2018

Banks Need to Regain Public Trust

Banks have seen their reputation with the public tumble since the financial crisis.  A recent poll published by the American Enterprise Institute sheds some light on […]
September 20, 2018

Delinquency Rate at Lowest Since Great Recession

Ten years after the housing market collapsed, a new report examined some of the changes to consumer credit since the Great Recession.  TransUnion’s Q2 2018 Industry […]
September 19, 2018

Homebuilder Sentiment Holds Steady; Exceeds Forecast

Confidence among homebuilders stabilized in September as demand held up and lumber prices fell, according to recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo report. The Housing […]