June 19, 2017

Home Flipping Volume Rises to 9-Year High

ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q1 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report revealed that 43,615 single family homes and condos were flipped during Q1 2017, which was an 8% […]
October 21, 2016

New Home Mortgage Apps Rise 3% in September

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 3% relative to September 2015. […]
March 16, 2015

Another Round of Defaults Plague HAMP

The Home Affordable Modification Program continues to disappoint.  As of Dec. 31, 1 in 3 struggling homeowners who received a loan modification through HAMP ultimately re-defaulted […]
December 15, 2014

Now or Later? Prioritizing Your Debts

We often hear about good debt and bad debt. That’s probably because we’d all be depressed if financial experts went around referring to bad debt and […]
July 10, 2014

What Does it Cost to Live the American Dream?

No idea is more central to Americans’ outlook than the American dream – the belief that with hard work and the freedom to pursue your destiny […]
May 22, 2014

Recovery Aftermath: The Decline of New Households

Americans are swimming in debt and that’s holding back the economy, says Cardiff Garcia, U.S. editor of financial news site, FT Alphaville. By the end of […]
October 25, 2013

The American Dream in 2013: What Does it Mean?

When you hear the word “American Dream,” what comes to mind?  Is it your 2.5 kids playing inside a white picket fence? Is it turning your […]
September 9, 2013

The New American Dream

A great number of Americans are redefining the American Dream. That was the takeaway from a recent Credit.com poll, which showed that nearly 1 in 4 […]
April 8, 2013

Responsible Ways to Pay Down Your Mortgage

So you’re interested in a mortgage where you have lower interest rates, an earlier payoff date, and smaller monthly payments. Good news: There are a number […]