Recession

June 28, 2016

Housing Still Faces Obstacles; Could Be ‘Engine of Growth’

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its 2016 report on The State of the Nation’s Housing. Calling the housing sector “an […]
June 27, 2016

Home Prices Rise Faster Than Expected

Home prices nationwide in March were just 3.8% down from their June 2006 peak, according to the Home Price Index from Black Knight Financial Services.  The […]
June 22, 2016

Presidential Candidates Should Focus on Housing

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think that something can be done to address problems related to housing affordability – and they want the presidential candidates to talk […]
June 21, 2016

Longest Time to Break Even on a Home?

It takes nearly 4 years to get to the point where it makes more sense to buy than rent a home in San Diego County, the […]
June 16, 2016

Mortgage Write-Offs Hit 9-Year Low

According to data from the April 2016 Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, the total balance of write-offs year-to-date in March for first mortgages, home equity lines of credit […]
June 13, 2016

Is Summer the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Step aside, spring. Summer is becoming the new hot season for home buying, according to a Florida Atlantic University economist.  Competition fueled by low inventory and […]
June 10, 2016

The Link Between Education and Homeownership

A new report from First American Financial Corp. has found that the difference in homeownership between those without high school degrees and those with a bachelor’s […]
June 9, 2016

Multifamily Outlook: Rent Growth to Remain High

A new national market outlook from Yardi® Matrix forecasts that jobs and population growth will spur rent growth of about 5% in 2016.  The report, “Multifamily […]
June 8, 2016

Auto Finance Companies Put Brakes on Subprime Lending

Executives at some of the biggest banks in auto lending said that they’re tapping the brakes on subprime lending, especially at the lower end of the […]