January 19, 2018

Turbulent 2017 Will Affect Housing in 2018

2017 was a year of political, environmental, and economic change. It brought the country a new presidential administration, a flurry of devastating natural disasters, and the […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]
December 21, 2017

Consumer Optimism Down Before the Holidays

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
October 25, 2017

Housing Confidence on the Rise; Renters Optimistic

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 0.3 points in September to 88.3, matching the all-time high set in June. The rise can be […]
August 30, 2017

Equipment Finance Confidence Up in August

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation recently released the August 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).  Overall, confidence in the $1 trillion […]
August 25, 2017

Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Level Since January

Consumers became more confident during the first half of August than at any point since January, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University of […]
August 21, 2017

Young Women Have Better Credit Scores Than Men

A recent Lending Tree survey found points of major disparity in the responses from men and women regarding debt and personal financial health.  The survey’s findings […]
August 8, 2017

Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

Small business owners are more optimistic than they have been in a decade, according to a new Wells Fargo and Gallup small business survey.  The survey resulted in a Small […]
August 7, 2017

Consumers Grow Pessimistic About Future

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic in their future this July, however confidence levels remain historically high, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]