Government

March 31, 2015

Taxes 101: Basic Tax Terms Everyone Should Know

Roughly 83% of the returns processed by the IRS so far this tax season have resulted in refunds, at an average of $2,893 per check (down […]
March 27, 2015

Foreclosure Activity on Path towards Normalcy by Year-End

Foreclosure activity in February fell to its lowest level in 9 years even though lenders repossessed more assets, according to data from RealtyTrac.  Foreclosure filings – […]
March 20, 2015

Consumer Optimism Reaches New All-Time High

Amid continued strengthening in employment, consumer optimism toward the economy is growing and appears to be contributing to further improvement in overall housing sentiment, according to […]
March 19, 2015

Credit Bureaus Will Offer Relief for Medial Debt

Big changes are coming for your credit report – eventually.  The 3 major credit reporting bureaus,Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, have agreed to make several significant changes over how […]
March 16, 2015

Another Round of Defaults Plague HAMP

The Home Affordable Modification Program continues to disappoint.  As of Dec. 31, 1 in 3 struggling homeowners who received a loan modification through HAMP ultimately re-defaulted […]
March 13, 2015

How Big is This Year's Average Tax Refund?

In the first 30 days of the tax season, the government processed over 48 million individual income tax returns. Forty million Americans, or 83% of those […]
March 12, 2015

2014 Tax Prep Cheat Sheet

It’s been about 2 months into tax season and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that over 40 million tax refunds worth $125 billion have […]
March 9, 2015

Students Launch 'Debt Strike' Over School Loans

A handful of former students claiming to be “made poor by the business of education” are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them.  They’re […]