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April 18, 2016

Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill?

Today is Tax Day.  Thanks to Emancipation Day falling on a Saturday this year, we were lucky enough to have a 3-day extension until April 18th.  […]
April 14, 2016

U.S Economy Off to a Slow Start in ‘16

The U.S. economy is again off to a poor start to the year, clouding the outlook and validating the Federal Reserve’s wait-and-see posture on raising interest […]
April 13, 2016

Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rise to $504B

Commercial and multifamily originators closed $504 billion in loans last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume […]
April 12, 2016

Low-Income Families’ Budgets are Stretched to the Limit

Low-income Americans are experiencing a staggering price hike in housing costs – a change that makes it sometimes impossible to afford basic necessities.  A new Pew Charitable […]
April 7, 2016

The Challenge to Obtain a Post-Crisis Mortgage

Millions of Americans are struggling to get home loans – something Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen calls a “headwind” for the economy: Bad mortgages were at the […]
April 5, 2016

Low-Priced Homes Still Struggle With Negative Equity

While the percentage of properties with negative equity decreased during 2015, the lowest-priced homes continued to struggle to regain value, according to Black Knight Financial Services. […]
April 4, 2016

Housing Market Could Soar if Wages Grow

The housing market is poised to post its best year in a decade, although employers’ resistance to giving workers a raise is a major concern, said […]
March 31, 2016

Homebuyers Say New Mortgage Process More Complicated

Repeat homebuyers don’t seem too thrilled with the impact the Truth-in-Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement (TRID) and Procedures Act integrated disclosure rules have had on the mortgage […]
March 28, 2016

Fewer Lenders Loosen Credit Standards

Fewer lenders eased their credit standards over the previous 3 , according to Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey for the first quarter.  Doubling down on […]