Finance

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 10, 2017

What to Buy in March

The weather in March may be variable, but retailers stick to a seasonal schedule no matter what – and that means savings for smart consumers. March […]
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 7, 2017

New “Invisible” Cyber Threat for Banks

Malicious software, the type criminals use to steal online banking login credentials from customer or employee desktops, has been getting more stealthy and effective over time, […]
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 […]