Recession

January 18, 2017

Will Higher Interest Rates Lead Buyers to Cheaper Homes?

Homebuyers haven’t had it easy lately. Prices were up nearly 8% in November compared to last year while inventory declined.  Add rising mortgage rates to the […]
January 17, 2017

Mortgage Credit Loosens in December

The recent upward trend in mortgage credit availability didn’t let up in December, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The newest Mortgage Credit […]
January 13, 2017

Credit and Debit Card Payments Increase

Card payments by consumers, influenced by an increase in the use of debit cards and credit cards, grew from 2012 to 2015, according to the 2016 Federal […]
January 12, 2017

Affordability Falls to Worst Level in 8 Years

Affordability in the housing market declined to its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the latest Home Affordability Index from ATTOM Data Solutions.  […]
January 11, 2017

Luxury Apartment Boom to Cool Off in 2017

Landlords of upscale properties across the U.S. are bracing for rough conditions in 2017 that will likely force them to slash rents and offer deep concessions […]
January 9, 2017

Mortgage Industry Predictions for 2017

What does 2017 have in store for the mortgage industry?  Eight industry experts weigh in on what they see coming in the next year for origination, […]
January 5, 2017

Will These Mortgage Trends Make a Comeback in ’17?

The boom-bust cycle of refinancing and a host of other mortgage trends and strategies tend to come and go and come again depending on varying factors.  […]
January 4, 2017

Lending Trouble Lies Ahead in 2017

Mortgages, commercial-and-industrial loans, subprime auto lending and student lending are ripe for setbacks and, in some cases, crises in 2017.  Here is a breakdown of each […]
December 22, 2016

5 Housing Predictions for 2017

The housing market in 2016 was largely defined by two main trends: rising home prices nationwide and falling interest rates due to political events such as […]