Employment

March 17, 2017

Luck of the Irish Will Bring “Gold” to Retailers

Americans will spend more than ever as they put on their favorite green outfits to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, the National Retail Federation said […]
March 16, 2017

Average Mortgage Loan Size Hits All-Time High

The average loan size for purchase mortgage applications hit an all-time high last week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA’s Weekly […]
March 15, 2017

Retirees Will Influence Future Consumer Spending

Major demographic shifts over the next decade will have a dramatic affect on U.S. consumer spending – which in turn will influence the overall economy, specific […]
March 14, 2017

Millennials Locked Out of Housing Market Again

For quite some time, we’ve heard that Millennials have put off buying a home.  These reasons include student debt load, tighter lending standards, and simply not wanting […]
March 13, 2017

Landlords Take Over the Housing Market

As rising home prices, slow new home construction, and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters – and landlords.  […]
March 9, 2017

Property Cash Sales to Hit Pre-Crisis Levels

While previous estimates showed cash and distressed sales hitting their pre-crisis marks in 2018 or even 2019, the newest report estimates that the market could see […]
March 8, 2017

Housing Confidence Reaches All-Time High

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)  increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high. The report found that 5 […]
March 6, 2017

Are Automakers Creating the Next Financial Crisis?

The country’s auto debt hit a record in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, when a rush of year-end […]
March 2, 2017

Most Markets Hit Record Housing Prices in 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year – but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets […]