Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again
During the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on June 10, 2021
What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?
Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on March 17, 2021
The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You
We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on February 23, 2021
3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble
Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on February 9, 2021
What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on January 21, 2021
Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?
At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on January 13, 2021
Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?
Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on December 9, 2020
An Honest Look at Unemployment Numbers
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report. It revealed that, though headed in the right ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on December 8, 2020
Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”
There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on November 18, 2020
Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy
As the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround. It’s safe to ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on November 4, 2020
Home Values Projected to Keep Rising
As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on October 22, 2020
Americans Are Gaining Confidence in the Economy
The September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though ...
Posted by Monica Bentz on October 20, 2020
Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?
Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on September 21, 2020
The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%
Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the ...
Posted by Jeff Davenport on September 9, 2020