Archive for the 'mortgages' Category

Who needs a mortgage? Cash sales continue to dominate market while mortgage applications run near levels last seen in 2000. Housing starts remain weak and expectations for price increases run wild.


Mortgage rates will go up in 2014 and the middle class is going to feel the burn of higher fees on mortgages: Can this momentum continue into 2014?


A question of affordability: A rise to ARMs. Adjustable rate mortgage usage at multi-year highs and the increase in jumbo mortgages.


Young and priced out of the US housing market: Mortgage debt traded for student debt. The dramatic fall in homeownership for those 40 and younger.


The leverage based economy: $1,000,000 home for $2,000 a month even with higher rates. The addition of Goldman Sachs and Visa to the DOW reflect our leverage based economy.


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