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June 23, 2016

A Mortgage for Debt-Ridden Millennials?

The extent to which student debt is keeping Millennials from buying homes is debatable. But for high-earning young professionals who are saddled with such loans, a […]
June 21, 2016

Longest Time to Break Even on a Home?

It takes nearly 4 years to get to the point where it makes more sense to buy than rent a home in San Diego County, the […]
June 17, 2016

Small Banks Band Together to Fight Fraud

As the song goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  That sentiment is truer than ever for banks, particularly when it comes […]
June 14, 2016

Card Holders Prefer Low Fees Over Rewards

A recent study into the consumer credit card industry by marketing analytics agency Bug Insights has found that credit card customers are not loyal to their […]
June 10, 2016

The Link Between Education and Homeownership

A new report from First American Financial Corp. has found that the difference in homeownership between those without high school degrees and those with a bachelor’s […]
June 9, 2016

Multifamily Outlook: Rent Growth to Remain High

A new national market outlook from Yardi® Matrix forecasts that jobs and population growth will spur rent growth of about 5% in 2016.  The report, “Multifamily […]
June 8, 2016

Auto Finance Companies Put Brakes on Subprime Lending

Executives at some of the biggest banks in auto lending said that they’re tapping the brakes on subprime lending, especially at the lower end of the […]
May 23, 2016

Are House Prices Creeping Toward Bubble Territory?

A decade ago, a bubble in house prices led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.  House prices then collapsed, falling below their long-term […]
May 16, 2016

Consumers Increase Savings But Carry Credit Card Balances

Consumers are increasing the balances of their personal savings accounts, but at the same time there is an increase in those who rollover their monthly credit […]