Employment

October 31, 2018

By the Numbers: Halloween 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual […]
October 30, 2018

What do Bankers Fear This Halloween Season?

By most accounts, the banking industry is in great shape. The economy is humming, last year’s tax break provided a boost to profits, and President Trump’s […]
October 29, 2018

American Homeowners are Staying Put

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record.  This is a sharp contrast to the mobility Americans have for […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
October 25, 2018

Will the Housing Market Improve?

Interest rates and low inventory caused home sales to fall in September, but Realtors expect housing conditions to improve over the next six months.  The Buyer […]
October 24, 2018

Who is Most Likely to Default on Student Loan Debt?

The Urban Institute released a report on the trends seen with borrowers who are more likely to default on their student loan debt. The report found […]
October 22, 2018

Low Unemployment Rates Push Mortgage Defaults Lower

The mortgage delinquency rate fell to a 12-year low, with declines expected to continue as the unemployment rate stays down, according to CoreLogic. About 4.1% of […]
October 19, 2018

Recession Risk is Currently ‘Below Average’

The U.S. economic expansion is probably only in its middle stages, with the chances of a recession in the next three years at a “below average” […]
October 17, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Sinks to Lowest Level in 13 Years

There was a significant decrease in foreclosures at the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Foreclosure Market Report.  According […]