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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 […]
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 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 […]
December 12, 2016

FHA to Increase Loan Limits for 2017

The Federal Housing Administration will increase its national loan limit “floor” to $275,665 in 2017 from $271,050. This limit is set at 65% of the national […]
December 9, 2016

Mindful Money: Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the […]
December 8, 2016

Mortgage Credit Availability Continues to Climb

Access to mortgage credit continued its recent upward trend in November.  The Mortgage Bankers Association said that its Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), increased by 1.6% […]
December 7, 2016

Existing Home Sales Hit 9-Year High in October

Sales of previously owned homes unexpectedly climbed in October to the highest level since February 2007, a sign of momentum in the housing market a month […]
November 22, 2016

Modest Economic Growth Expected in 2017

The U.S. economy is expected to continue growing modestly in 2017, but the unknown about policies to be enacted by President-elect Donald Trump’s administration pose both […]
November 16, 2016

Is the Future of the CFPB at Stake?

Republican lawmakers and big names on Wall Street have been trying to weaken or abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since it was created more than five years […]