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September 19, 2018

Homebuilder Sentiment Holds Steady; Exceeds Forecast

Confidence among homebuilders stabilized in September as demand held up and lumber prices fell, according to recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo report. The Housing […]
September 18, 2018

Mortgage Fraud at Highest Level Since Recession

Mortgage fraud risk has hit its highest level in seven years, according to new data from CoreLogic.  The report shows a 12.4% year-over-year increase in fraud […]
September 14, 2018

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on the list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products as […]
September 12, 2018

Tappable Equity Hits All-Time High

The amount of home equity accessible to America’s 44 million homeowners has surpassed $6 trillion – the highest level in history. Now, Americans have three times […]
September 11, 2018

Housing Sentiment Buoyed by Job Outlook

Housing sentiment moved up for the first time since May, according to the August 2018 Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae.  The HPSI was […]
August 31, 2018

60% of Americans are Unprepared for Retirement

According to a Bankrate survey, 61% of Americans don’t know how much money they’ll need to save for retirement.  Those who do have an estimate – […]
August 30, 2018

Back-To-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year.  The National Retail Federation also […]
August 29, 2018

Americans Have More Debt Than Ever Before

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data, increases in mortgage debt, auto loan debt, and credit card debt have resulted […]
August 28, 2018

Foreclosures Drop to Lowest Level in 12 years

Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosure rates in the U.S. dropped to their lowest level in the past 12 years, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights report […]