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December 15, 2017

The True Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas in 2017

Purchasing the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” will only cost 0.6% more than in 2016, according to the 34th annual holiday […]
November 15, 2017

Are Home Equity Loans Staged for a Comeback?

There has been a hint of optimism for home equity lending among bankers this earnings season, but attitudes remain mixed a decade after the housing market […]
November 14, 2017

Housing Affordability Still Strong Despite Price Increases

Home prices continue to increase, yet affordability actually improved since July, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Black Knight.  As of September, the average […]
November 8, 2017

Storm Damage: Auto Lenders Brace for Losses

U.S. auto lenders are starting to tally the financial damage from late-summer hurricanes that destroyed an estimated 500,000 to one million vehicles.  So far, the impact […]
September 20, 2017

Consumers Still Overly Optimistic of Home Values

Homeowners continue to overestimate their home values, however the gap continues to narrow, according to the latest National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) from Quicken Loans.  […]
September 15, 2017

Have Americans Lost Faith in the College Degree?

Americans are losing faith in the value of a college degree, with majorities of young adults, men and rural residents saying college isn’t worth the cost, […]
September 5, 2017

Americans are Getting Better at Paying Mortgages

Over the last few weeks, report after report all show the same thing – more Americans are paying the mortgages on time right now than at any time since […]
September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017: Facts and Figures

Today is Labor Day – the holiday will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, barbecues, road trips, and sports events.  It is the […]