February 22, 2018

Tough Spring Home-Buying Season Looms Ahead

The 2018 spring home buying season could be even more competitive than last year’s, marked by fewer listings, quicker sales, and a higher percentage of homes […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
January 24, 2018

Student Loan Crisis Gets Worse

Despite some obstacles, homebuyer demand exploded in 2017, and is expected to continue to surge in 2018.  However, as Millennials enter the housing market, one factor […]
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 17, 2018

Credit Card Debt Is Back to Pre-Recession Level

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that outstanding consumer credit card debt last year had surpassed the peak set during the recession.  Credit card […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]
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 […]
January 3, 2018

Delinquency Rate Continues at 10-year Low

CoreLogic released its latest Loan Performance Insights report on national foreclosure and delinquency activity earlier this month.  According to the report, the share of mortgages that […]