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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 […]
January 3, 2017

The Uncertain Future of the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a precarious and uncertain future in 2017 with all eyes focused on two questions: whether President-elect Donald Trump will attempt […]
December 23, 2016

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, words like “values”, “impact”, and “empathy” feel especially relevant. People across the economic spectrum feel drawn to giving back to their communities […]
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 […]
December 20, 2016

Higher Rates May Cool Housing Market in 2017

Higher mortgage rates are expected to put a damper on the housing market’s potential along with home price appreciation next year, according to First American Financial […]
December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Tipping Guide

The holiday season is traditionally the time Americans choose to thank those who provide them with year-round services. It’s important to remember that holiday tipping is […]
December 15, 2016

Report Finds Many ‘Unscoreable’ Consumers ‘Creditworthy’

Many consumers without traditional credit scores are nevertheless creditworthy and could qualify for mortgages, according to recent research.  Millions of people considered unscoreable by conventional standards […]
December 14, 2016

Homeowners See Equity Rise 11%

The amount of equity homeowners hold grew by $726 billion, or 10.8%, in the third quarter of 2016 versus the year before, according to data from […]