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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 […]
March 23, 2016

Commercial Real Estate: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Commercial real estate had a banner year in 2015, and the fundamentals of high demand and low vacancies are still driving rents higher. There is, however, […]
March 22, 2016

Consumer’ Outlook Improves in February

Consumers’ expectations about earnings, income and spending improved in February, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest Survey of Consumer Expectations.  Survey respondents also […]
March 18, 2016

CFPB Recovers $14.3 Million for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its latest supervision report where the exams of banks and non-banks resulted in the remediation of $14.3 million to approximately 228,000 […]
March 15, 2016

What Banks Can Learn From the IRS Data Breach

The IRS recently acknowledged that the number of taxpayers whose information has been stolen by hackers through its systems is 724,000 – more than double the […]
March 14, 2016

Millennial Home Buyers Choose Suburbs

Cities may be the top choice for millennials who rent apartments, but young home buyers are moving in droves to the suburbs, where prices are lower and […]
March 8, 2016

Suburbanites Opt to Rent Rather Than Own

In the American imagination, suburbs are places to buy a house and put down roots. But a growing percentage of suburbanites rent, according to a new […]