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March 20, 2017

Consumer Sentiment Rises to New High

Consumer confidence rose in March as Americans were more satisfied than any time in 16 years with the current state of their finances and the economy, […]
March 15, 2017

Retirees Will Influence Future Consumer Spending

Major demographic shifts over the next decade will have a dramatic affect on U.S. consumer spending – which in turn will influence the overall economy, specific […]
March 9, 2017

Property Cash Sales to Hit Pre-Crisis Levels

While previous estimates showed cash and distressed sales hitting their pre-crisis marks in 2018 or even 2019, the newest report estimates that the market could see […]
March 8, 2017

Housing Confidence Reaches All-Time High

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)  increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high. The report found that 5 […]
March 7, 2017

New “Invisible” Cyber Threat for Banks

Malicious software, the type criminals use to steal online banking login credentials from customer or employee desktops, has been getting more stealthy and effective over time, […]
March 3, 2017

Online Shoppers at Risk for Identity Theft

Fraud reached record highs last year, and online shoppers took the biggest hit. According to a recent report released by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2016 […]
March 2, 2017

Most Markets Hit Record Housing Prices in 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year – but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets […]
March 1, 2017

Mortgage Delinquencies On the Rise

Despite a rise in the mortgage delinquency rate in the fourth quarter of 2016, the slight uptick follows a record-low third-quarter report, according to the Mortgage Bankers […]
February 23, 2017

2017 Will Bring Modest Economic Growth

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has looked into the future, and they are not complaining.  “We’re expecting steady, modest growth in the U.S. economy,” said MBA Vice President […]