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February 6, 2018

Consumer Credit Scores Reach 10-Year High

The national average consumer credit score improved in 2017, continuing an upward trend and signaling economic recovery, according to the State of Credit report released by […]
February 2, 2018

Buying a Home is Low Priority for Debt-Ridden

Credit score damage is a chief regret among consumers, but among financial goals it impedes, buying a home lies further down the food chain than other […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
January 31, 2018

Home Prices Steady; Hit New Peak

After 67 months of consecutive home price appreciation, home prices hit a new peak at $283,000 in November 2017, according to Black Knight’s Home Price Index.  […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
January 24, 2018

Student Loan Crisis Gets Worse

Despite some obstacles, homebuyer demand exploded in 2017, and is expected to continue to surge in 2018.  However, as Millennials enter the housing market, one factor […]
January 23, 2018

Homeowner Equity Hits All-Time High

The amount of tappable mortgage equity increased in 2017 to an all-time high, according to Black Knight’s latest Mortgage Monitor report.  Tappable equity, the amount available […]
January 19, 2018

Turbulent 2017 Will Affect Housing in 2018

2017 was a year of political, environmental, and economic change. It brought the country a new presidential administration, a flurry of devastating natural disasters, and the […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]