Recession

October 31, 2017

Halloween Scares Up Record Sales

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year.  Halloween candy sales […]
October 25, 2017

Housing Confidence on the Rise; Renters Optimistic

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 0.3 points in September to 88.3, matching the all-time high set in June. The rise can be […]
October 20, 2017

Banks Prepare for Credit Card Defaults

Credit card delinquencies increased for three consecutive months, adding to signs that consumers in the U.S. are having a tough time paying their debt.  According to recent […]
October 18, 2017

Credit Card Delinquencies on the Rise

Credit card delinquency rose for the third straight month in September, data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and card issuer Discover Financial Services suggested.  The data […]
September 28, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk on the Rise

An estimated 13,404mortgage applications, representing 0.82% of all applications, filed during the second quarter contained indications of fraud, according to the Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index released by CoreLogic.  […]
September 27, 2017

Homeowners Continue to Regain Equity

Homeowners with mortgages saw an overall gain of $766 billion in their home equity during the second quarter from the year-ago period, or an increase of 10.6%, according to […]
September 25, 2017

New Jersey Ranks Worst in Nation for Finances

New Jersey is nearly $209 billion in debt and has the worst finances of any state in the nation, according to a recent report.  Truth in Accounting, a […]
September 5, 2017

Americans are Getting Better at Paying Mortgages

Over the last few weeks, report after report all show the same thing – more Americans are paying the mortgages on time right now than at any time since […]
September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017: Facts and Figures

Today is Labor Day – the holiday will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, barbecues, road trips, and sports events.  It is the […]