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January 31, 2018

Home Prices Steady; Hit New Peak

After 67 months of consecutive home price appreciation, home prices hit a new peak at $283,000 in November 2017, according to Black Knight’s Home Price Index.  […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
January 25, 2018

Mortgage Delinquency Rate to Set New Low in 2018

A recent report from CoreLogic showed that mortgage delinquencies fell in 2017 to the lowest point in more than a decade.  Analysts from TransUnion expect mortgage […]
January 24, 2018

Student Loan Crisis Gets Worse

Despite some obstacles, homebuyer demand exploded in 2017, and is expected to continue to surge in 2018.  However, as Millennials enter the housing market, one factor […]
January 19, 2018

Turbulent 2017 Will Affect Housing in 2018

2017 was a year of political, environmental, and economic change. It brought the country a new presidential administration, a flurry of devastating natural disasters, and the […]
January 18, 2018

Multifamily Housing Stable in 2018

Though multifamily housing starts are projected to slightly moderate 2018-2019, production levels are expected to remain in a steady range considered normal.  According to the National […]
January 17, 2018

Credit Card Debt Is Back to Pre-Recession Level

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that outstanding consumer credit card debt last year had surpassed the peak set during the recession.  Credit card […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]