Tag: June

Regulators Hope To Finalize Mortgage Rule By Year-End

After more than three years of work, regulators say are finally wrapping up a key piece of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law aimed at...

What the American Consumer Is Thinking

It's been almost six years since global financial markets collapsed and triggered the Great Recession, which has had a lasting effect on American consumers....

Mortgage Foreclosures 2015: Why the Crisis Will Flare Up Again

We are nearly eight years removed from the beginnings of the foreclosure crisis, with over five million homes lost. So it would be natural...

Why a Slowdown in Housing Prices Is Great News

There was some glumness in the latest news on housing prices. There shouldn’t be. Slower home price rises — and in some markets, outright...

What Is the Best Way to Engage with Customers?

When engaging with customers, it is paramount that your business has all bases covered. Customers have different preferences in connecting with various brands and...

UK Mortgage Lending Falls as Stricter Rules Bite

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchases edged up marginally in June, but has dropped sharply since the start of the year because...

Expert Insights: The Steep Decline in New Home Sales

After a record downward revision in May, new home sales across the country last month posted a surprisingly large 8.1 percent decline last month,...

The World’s Best, and Worst, Housing Markets

Home sales, at least in the U.S., seem to be rising. Existing home sales in June increased to 5.04 million annualized. That number may...

Why The Last Five Years Of Your Life Have Disappeared

If you’re like many people, this week will feel shorter than the last. June will pass more quickly than May. 2014 will end before...

Nonexistent Social Network Worth $4 Billion

If you thought the potato-salad Kickstarter story was a crazy example of free markets run amok, here's one that's even more surreal: A social-media...