Government

June 17, 2016

Small Banks Band Together to Fight Fraud

As the song goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  That sentiment is truer than ever for banks, particularly when it comes […]
June 13, 2016

Is Summer the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Step aside, spring. Summer is becoming the new hot season for home buying, according to a Florida Atlantic University economist.  Competition fueled by low inventory and […]
June 10, 2016

The Link Between Education and Homeownership

A new report from First American Financial Corp. has found that the difference in homeownership between those without high school degrees and those with a bachelor’s […]
June 7, 2016

What are Homebuyers’ Biggest Concerns?

Homebuyers are growing more worried about competition from other buyers, but housing affordability remains their top concern, according to a new survey by the real estate […]
June 1, 2016

Are Banks Having an Identity Crisis?

The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank?  A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that’s just […]
May 27, 2016

What Should You Spend on a Home?

Since the 2008 financial crisis (fueled in large part by a real estate bubble), regulations have been put in place to cut down on predatory lending, […]
May 24, 2016

Financial Services Industry Shows Signs of Growth

The Great Recession hit the financial services industry – and the ARM companies that serve it – the hardest. Even now, this segment is still recovering; […]
May 23, 2016

Are House Prices Creeping Toward Bubble Territory?

A decade ago, a bubble in house prices led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.  House prices then collapsed, falling below their long-term […]