Recession

September 13, 2016

Education Reduces Foreclosures by 42%

Research by Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College shows that among participants in a down-payment assistance program offered by the Tennessee Housing Development Authority (THDA), the odds of […]
September 12, 2016

Small Business Loan Approvals Decline at Big Banks

Turbulence in global markets has made big banks wary of approving small business loans, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.  The report found that […]
September 8, 2016

Homeownership Not in Sync with Home Prices

Before the financial crisis, home prices and homeownership rates moved roughly in tandem. Expanded access to credit and a booming real estate market made homeownership easier […]
September 7, 2016

Parents Come Up Short on College Savings

College tuition continues to rise, putting increasing pressure on parents hoping to give their children a hand in paying for school. And more parents than ever are […]
August 31, 2016

The Richest Generation Keeps Getting Richer

Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement years. The timing could not have been better for older boomers, who […]
August 26, 2016

Why are Cities and States Reluctant to Borrow?

Wall Street is urging governments to invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects. Voters and public officials have a different message: not so fast.  Plunging global interest rates […]
August 25, 2016

Delinquency Rates at Lowest Level in 10 Years

The delinquency rate for mortgages on residential properties during the second quarter dropped to the lowest level since the second quarter of 2006, the Mortgage Bankers […]
August 23, 2016

The Middle-Class Housing Crisis

Deepening income inequality across the U.S. is dividing the housing market into winners and losers among renters and owners, the middle class and wealthy, and racial groups.  An annual […]