Recession

May 1, 2017

Home Sellers See Biggest Profits in a Decade

Homeowners who sold their property in the first quarter realized an average price gain of $44,000 since purchase, representing an average 24% return on the purchase […]
April 28, 2017

Subprime Student Loans Resemble Pre-Crisis Mortgage Loans

Millions of U.S. parents have taken out loans from the government to help their children pay for college … now a crushing bill is coming due.  […]
April 26, 2017

Over 40% Students Don’t Make School Loan Payments

More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed, raising […]
April 25, 2017

Housing Confidence Dips in March

Americans came down off their confidence high in March as fewer say now is a good time to buy a home, according to Fannie Mae’s Home […]
April 24, 2017

Consumer Defaults Predicted to Rise in 2017

About 17% of all U.S. consumers are likely to default on a loan payment over the next year, according to a recent report from UBS. More […]
April 20, 2017

Multi-Family Lending Led 2016 Commercial Market

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were big players in the multi-family sector of the commercial real estate market last year.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association […]
April 19, 2017

Homebuilder Confidence Slips in April

Confidence among homebuilders cooled in April after jumping a month earlier to the highest level since mid-2005, according to data from the National Association of Home […]
April 17, 2017

Student Loan Debt May Have Adverse Long-Term Impact

Rising student loan debt in the United States could ultimately hurt overall home ownership and consumer spending and erode colleges’ and universities’ ability to elevate lower-income students.  New […]
April 14, 2017

Average Retirement Savings is Inadequate

Most American families, even those close to retirement, have little or no retirement savings.  Not surprisingly, younger families have less stashed away. According to a report from the Economic Policy […]