Leasing

August 6, 2014

Consumers Spending More, Just Not on Things They Want

Slightly less than half of all Americans (45%) report spending more than they did a year ago, while 18% report spending less. A closer look at […]
August 1, 2014

35% of Americans Reported to Debt Collections

More than 35% of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. […]
July 30, 2014

Another Real Estate Bubble?

With mounting indicators clearly showing that the so-called housing recovery was just an illusion, and many housing industry pundits who formerly touted the validity of said […]
July 25, 2014

Double-Whammy Coming to Housing Market Next Year

Interest rate resets on many home loan modifications and home equity lines of credit seem to be on a collision course that may create a hardship […]
July 18, 2014

"Normal" Housing Levels Still a Ways Off

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to “normal” housing levels, […]
July 16, 2014

Why is the Housing Recovery So Slow?

From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, there is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month’s […]
July 14, 2014

Homeowners With HAMP Loan Mods May Face Rate Increase

At-risk homeowners who took advantage of the federal government’s emergency plan to help them stave off foreclosure during the housing crisis have a new problem: looming […]
July 8, 2014

A Letdown Year For the Housing Market

Halfway into 2014, the housing market is falling well short of the bullish predictions economists and other pundits made at the beginning of the year. Reasons […]