Taxes

September 21, 2016

Some Cities Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages

More than 1 in 10 U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages.  This number is much less than a year ago and far lower than when the […]
September 20, 2016

Mortgage Origination Demand Hits Pre-Crisis High

Home purchase lending hit a post-2007 high in the second quarter as low interest rates and growing consumer confidence continue to support the housing market.  “You […]
September 16, 2016

Affordability Is a Huge Concern for Homebuyers

This summer, worries about housing affordability are growing more predominant, according to a Redfin survey. More than 28% of homebuyers said “prices are rising or are too […]
September 15, 2016

National Home Values are on the Rise

Zillow is reporting that national home values have risen for the 48th straight month as of this July, reaching an average of $187,300 in the latest […]
September 14, 2016

HELOCs Making a Rebound

Home equity line of credit originations are in the midst of a comeback, fueled by the rise in home prices, according to a white paper released […]
September 12, 2016

A Primer on New Jersey Real Estate Taxes

One of the most important issues facing real estate lenders in the State of New Jersey is the failure of a Borrower to pay real estate […]
September 8, 2016

Homeownership Not in Sync with Home Prices

Before the financial crisis, home prices and homeownership rates moved roughly in tandem. Expanded access to credit and a booming real estate market made homeownership easier […]
August 26, 2016

Why are Cities and States Reluctant to Borrow?

Wall Street is urging governments to invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects. Voters and public officials have a different message: not so fast.  Plunging global interest rates […]