Economy

November 14, 2017

Housing Affordability Still Strong Despite Price Increases

Home prices continue to increase, yet affordability actually improved since July, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Black Knight.  As of September, the average […]
November 13, 2017

Will Regulation Solve Cybersecurity Problems?

Cybersecurity was a main topic at a recent New York banking conference.  According to Arthur Lindo, senior associate director of the Fed’s division of supervision and […]
November 10, 2017

Millennials are saving more for retirement

In the race to save for retirement, one group is doing surprisingly well: millennial parents.  That’s according to a new NerdWallet survey, which found that 38% of millennial parents […]
November 9, 2017

FHA Loan Delinquency Rate Flattens

Closed-end loans continue to return to normal levels as overall consumer delinquencies remained steady and serious delinquency rates remained near the 10-year low.  However Federal Housing Administration […]
November 8, 2017

Storm Damage: Auto Lenders Brace for Losses

U.S. auto lenders are starting to tally the financial damage from late-summer hurricanes that destroyed an estimated 500,000 to one million vehicles.  So far, the impact […]
November 7, 2017

Are Some Cities Close to a Housing Bubble?

According to a recent report released by the Urban Institute, with home prices on the rise, some cities are inching closer to a housing bubble.  The […]
October 31, 2017

Halloween Scares Up Record Sales

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year.  Halloween candy sales […]
October 27, 2017

Best States for Halloween Candy

A recent analysis of Halloween candy purchases found that Oregon tops the list of best states to go trick-or-treating in based on how much money residents spend on […]
October 25, 2017

Housing Confidence on the Rise; Renters Optimistic

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 0.3 points in September to 88.3, matching the all-time high set in June. The rise can be […]