Real Estate

February 10, 2016

Strategic Default: By the Numbers

The rate of home price recovery during the 7 years that a foreclosure remains on a consumer’s credit report is one measure of whether borrowers who […]
February 5, 2016

Credit Inquiries: What You Need to Know

One of the biggest frustrations borrowers experience when applying for a new loan comes in the form of a credit inquiry, or credit check, some of […]
February 4, 2016

Debt Collectors Returned $45 Billion Back To U.S. Economy

Consumers, creditors, and the economy as a whole benefit from the existence of the professional debt collection industry, according to the newest white paper from the Association of Credit and […]
February 3, 2016

Following a Stellar Year, Housing Market Will Struggle in ’16

Warmer weather heated up housing activity at the end of 2015 to help make it the best year for sales of new single-family homes since 2007. […]
February 2, 2016

Multi-Family Boom Busts Renters’ Wallets

The booming multifamily mortgage market has risen to new heights, passing the lofty $1 trillion mark. But while that may mean flourishing times for apartment lenders, […]
January 14, 2016

How to Save for Retirement AND Pay Off Student Loans

Between rent, transportation, food, recreation, and, the cherry on top – student loans  – recent graduates have tons of expenses. The burden of paying off life’s […]
January 7, 2016

Banks Use Tech to Make Mortgage Process Easier

USAA now updates mortgage customers with customized clips that show information like the closing data, items still needed, the estimated escrow and the interest rate. The […]
January 6, 2016

Consumers Gain Confidence in Economy

A key consumer confidence measure showed consumers had a more positive view of the economy in December than a month earlier and their optimism about the […]
January 1, 2016

2016: Money Trends to Watch

We may not have a financial crystal ball, but we do have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with Americans and their money.  Dave […]