Real Estate

December 7, 2015

While Down-Payments Rise, Many Renters Not Interested in Home Purchase

As demand outpaced supply in the third quarter, the amount of money consumers put down to buy a home ticked up, according to LendingTree.  The average […]
December 3, 2015

Auto Lending Hits New Record, Refuels Subprime Fears

U.S. consumers are shouldering record levels of debt to get behind the wheel of an automobile.  In the third quarter, the amount of automotive debt outstanding […]
November 25, 2015

It's Getting Cheaper To Buy A Home

Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Administration began reducing mortgage insurance premiums on its loans by an average of $900 a year. While the FHA loans […]
November 24, 2015

What Retirement Looks Like Today

Baby boomers are not embracing traditional retirement as we know it. In fact, the time-honored idea of packing up your desk and retiring to a beach […]
November 20, 2015

Can Churches and Nonprofits Boost Homeownership?

As part of a broader effort to attract more potential borrowers to its 3% down payment home loan product, the government-sponsored Freddie Mac is reaching out […]
November 19, 2015

More Renters Considering Home Ownership

An increasing number of renters are considering whether to purchase a home, according to a new TD Bank survey.  About 50% of renters are likely to […]
November 16, 2015

Number of First-Time Home Buyers Falls to 28-Year Low

The portion of homebuyers making their first residential purchase fell for a third straight year, and is now at the lowest level since 1987.  The share […]
November 13, 2015

The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

Personal finance is all about how you handle money. It’s about earning, saving, investing and spending. Over time, we learn certain “best practices” when it comes to […]
November 6, 2015

The Staggering Cost of Child Care

When companies don’t offer paid leave (and even when they do), most new parents are left to decide between going back to work and paying for […]