Mortgage

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 […]
June 27, 2016

Home Prices Rise Faster Than Expected

Home prices nationwide in March were just 3.8% down from their June 2006 peak, according to the Home Price Index from Black Knight Financial Services.  The […]
June 23, 2016

A Mortgage for Debt-Ridden Millennials?

The extent to which student debt is keeping Millennials from buying homes is debatable. But for high-earning young professionals who are saddled with such loans, a […]
June 22, 2016

Presidential Candidates Should Focus on Housing

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think that something can be done to address problems related to housing affordability – and they want the presidential candidates to talk […]
June 21, 2016

Longest Time to Break Even on a Home?

It takes nearly 4 years to get to the point where it makes more sense to buy than rent a home in San Diego County, the […]