Recession

June 17, 2015

Underwater Homeowners Still Drowning in Mortgage Debt

A decade after U.S. home sales peaked, 15.4% of owners in the first quarter owed more on their mortgages than their properties were worth, according to […]
June 16, 2015

U.S. Households Post Record Net Worth

The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations – the value of homes, stocks, and other assets minus debts and other liabilities – rose about […]
June 15, 2015

Renting a Home Outweighs Buying in Some Cities

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University indicates it is becoming more favorable for renters than buyers in […]
June 11, 2015

Americans' Housing Optimism Gains Momentum

Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from […]
June 8, 2015

Homebuyers Know the Importance of Credit Scores

According to a recent survey from Experian Consumer Services, 95% of homebuyers are aware that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know […]
June 5, 2015

Class of 2015 Carries the Most Student Debt in U.S. History

The class of 2015 is reaching new heights, though perhaps not the way it had hoped.  College graduates this year are leaving school as the most […]
May 28, 2015

What Debt Collectors Can (and Can't) Do

Let’s face it – debt collectors have a bad reputation. There are numerous unprofessional collectors who give the industry a bad name.  Many lie, yell, intimidate […]
May 22, 2015

Gas Prices Rise for Memorial Day, Still Lowest in Years

Drivers are paying more to fill their gas tanks ahead of the Memorial Day this weekend.  The national average price at the pump is rising just […]