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October 30, 2018

What do Bankers Fear This Halloween Season?

By most accounts, the banking industry is in great shape. The economy is humming, last year’s tax break provided a boost to profits, and President Trump’s […]
October 29, 2018

American Homeowners are Staying Put

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record.  This is a sharp contrast to the mobility Americans have for […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
October 25, 2018

Will the Housing Market Improve?

Interest rates and low inventory caused home sales to fall in September, but Realtors expect housing conditions to improve over the next six months.  The Buyer […]
October 22, 2018

Low Unemployment Rates Push Mortgage Defaults Lower

The mortgage delinquency rate fell to a 12-year low, with declines expected to continue as the unemployment rate stays down, according to CoreLogic. About 4.1% of […]
October 18, 2018

Hurricane Aftermath: The Impact on the Real Estate Market

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday, ravaging the Florida panhandle and leaving significant devastation in its wake as wind gusts surpassed 150 mph.  The storm, which was just […]
October 17, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Sinks to Lowest Level in 13 Years

There was a significant decrease in foreclosures at the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Foreclosure Market Report.  According […]
October 16, 2018

Rising Rates, Lower Income Hurt Consumers’ View of Housing

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased slightly in September, falling 0.3 points to 87.7, reversing August’s increase. The dip can be attributed to decreases […]
October 12, 2018

Consumers Confidence Surges and Spikes Economy

The American consumer appears to be in good shape heading into the final quarter of the year, which includes the busy holiday-shopping season. Investors will be […]