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August 25, 2016

Delinquency Rates at Lowest Level in 10 Years

The delinquency rate for mortgages on residential properties during the second quarter dropped to the lowest level since the second quarter of 2006, the Mortgage Bankers […]
August 23, 2016

The Middle-Class Housing Crisis

Deepening income inequality across the U.S. is dividing the housing market into winners and losers among renters and owners, the middle class and wealthy, and racial groups.  An annual […]
August 22, 2016

What is ‘Negative Wealth?’

Most people have some debt – payments to make, loans to pay back. But for some Americans, debt has gotten to an extreme and dire level: […]
August 17, 2016

Home Purchase Sentiment Index at All-Time High

Fannie Mae recently reported  that the Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose 3.3 points in July to 86.5, an all-time survey high. An increase in the survey […]
August 12, 2016

What to Buy in August

August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids can find big discounts this month on items such as electronics and office supplies. […]
August 11, 2016

Holy Matrimony: Wedding Spending Averages $30K

It’s common knowledge that weddings are tough on the bank account – what you may not know, however, is just how much of a hit your/your parents’ funds […]
August 10, 2016

Delinquent FHA Loans Strain Mortgage Industry

An estimated 25% of all outstanding mortgages that were seriously delinquent at the end of the first quarter of this year were insured by the FHA, […]
August 9, 2016

Housing Recovery Still Far From ‘Normal’

Home sales rose to their highest level since before the financial crisis and were 25% higher than a year earlier, according to the Census Bureau.  But […]
August 8, 2016

Democrats and Republicans Differ on Housing

The Democratic and Republican platforms adopted at this year’s party conventions take a more forward-looking approach to housing issues than they did four years ago. But […]