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April 25, 2016

March Bankruptcy Filings Show Decline from 2015

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings continue to decline year-over-year, falling 5% in the first calendar quarter (Jan. 1 – March 31) of 2016 from the same period […]
April 19, 2016

Lenders Need to Prepare for Cyber Attacks

The sudden ordinariness of corporate data breaches has led to feelings of helplessness inside the financial industry.  That sense of despair is apt to be particularly […]
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 […]