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October 3, 2018

Refi Mortgages Rise for First Time in 2018

After taking an absolute beating this year, the refinance market just got its first ray of sunshine in 2018. According to Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report, […]
October 2, 2018

Commercial Debt Rises at Quickest Pace Since 2007

Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt grew at the fastest pace in 11 years during the first half of 2018.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, commercial and multifamily […]
September 28, 2018

Most Americans Have No Retirement Savings

The median retirement account balance among working-age Americans is zero, according to a research report by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), a non-profit research […]
September 21, 2018

Banks Need to Regain Public Trust

Banks have seen their reputation with the public tumble since the financial crisis.  A recent poll published by the American Enterprise Institute sheds some light on […]
September 20, 2018

Delinquency Rate at Lowest Since Great Recession

Ten years after the housing market collapsed, a new report examined some of the changes to consumer credit since the Great Recession.  TransUnion’s Q2 2018 Industry […]
September 18, 2018

Mortgage Fraud at Highest Level Since Recession

Mortgage fraud risk has hit its highest level in seven years, according to new data from CoreLogic.  The report shows a 12.4% year-over-year increase in fraud […]
September 14, 2018

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on the list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products as […]
September 12, 2018

Tappable Equity Hits All-Time High

The amount of home equity accessible to America’s 44 million homeowners has surpassed $6 trillion – the highest level in history. Now, Americans have three times […]
September 11, 2018

Housing Sentiment Buoyed by Job Outlook

Housing sentiment moved up for the first time since May, according to the August 2018 Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae.  The HPSI was […]