Real Estate

April 7, 2016

The Challenge to Obtain a Post-Crisis Mortgage

Millions of Americans are struggling to get home loans – something Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen calls a “headwind” for the economy: Bad mortgages were at the […]
April 5, 2016

Low-Priced Homes Still Struggle With Negative Equity

While the percentage of properties with negative equity decreased during 2015, the lowest-priced homes continued to struggle to regain value, according to Black Knight Financial Services. […]
April 4, 2016

Housing Market Could Soar if Wages Grow

The housing market is poised to post its best year in a decade, although employers’ resistance to giving workers a raise is a major concern, said […]
April 1, 2016

Should You Make the Switch to a Credit Union?

Credit unions are community-focused, federally insured, nonprofit, and member-owned banks. They exist to provide financial services for specific groups, like the employees of a union or […]
March 31, 2016

Homebuyers Say New Mortgage Process More Complicated

Repeat homebuyers don’t seem too thrilled with the impact the Truth-in-Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement (TRID) and Procedures Act integrated disclosure rules have had on the mortgage […]
March 29, 2016

Should Marketplace Lenders Draw on Geographical Data?

The fast-growing online lending business has brought a new twist to one of the most sensitive topics in lending: geography. Lenders, including online services known as “peer […]
March 28, 2016

Fewer Lenders Loosen Credit Standards

Fewer lenders eased their credit standards over the previous 3 , according to Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey for the first quarter.  Doubling down on […]
March 24, 2016

Flashback: Subprime Auto Loans Recall ’90s Bubble

Rising delinquencies in subprime auto lending have drawn comparisons to the mortgage meltdown of nearly a decade ago.  But to get a clear understanding of what […]
March 23, 2016

Commercial Real Estate: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Commercial real estate had a banner year in 2015, and the fundamentals of high demand and low vacancies are still driving rents higher. There is, however, […]