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July 25, 2016

July Consumer Sentiment Slides

A key measure of consumers’ attitudes was lower so far this month, as high-income consumers digested Britain’s surprise vote to leave the European Union.  The Index […]
July 22, 2016

4 Tips to Beat Elderly Financial Fraud

It’s not hard to sniff out how swindlers prey upon the elderly. They know they respond to mail, phone and front-door solicitations. Older people like to […]
July 20, 2016

Homeownership Obstacles Vary by Ethnicity

While all prospective homebuyers may face challenges to buying a home, the perception of what those obstacles are can take different forms based one’s race or […]
July 14, 2016

Housing Remains Unaffordable in 18% of Markets

Housing markets were less affordable than their historic norms in 18% of counties across the country, according to the Home Affordability Index for the second quarter […]
July 12, 2016

Consumers Have Mixed Views on Housing

Home purchase sentiment has fallen as more people have turned negative on the economy’s outlook, according to data from Fannie Mae.  Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment […]
July 11, 2016

Subprime Decline: Millions of Consumers Boost Scores

The share of U.S. adults with credit scores that are considered “subprime” fell to 20.7% in April, the 6th consecutive year-over-year decline and the lowest level since at […]
July 8, 2016

What Keeps Business Professionals Awake at Night?

The Wall Street Journal rounded up some recent surveys and reports dealing with payments, risk and security issues.  Here are some of the findings. Pay Up: A […]
July 5, 2016

U.S. Mortgage Market Looks Very Similar to 2007

The homeownership rate has fallen by more than 4 percentage points since 2008. At the same time, post-crisis reforms banned much of the risky lending that […]
June 28, 2016

Housing Still Faces Obstacles; Could Be ‘Engine of Growth’

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its 2016 report on The State of the Nation’s Housing. Calling the housing sector “an […]