Featured News, Mortgage, US Real Estate

How will the Fed's latest interest rate hike impact housing?

By Mike Wheatley | December 15, 2016
The Federal Open Market Committee announced in its highly anticipated December meeting that it is finally raising the federal funds rate for the first time since exactly a year ago.
Featured News, Residential, US Real Estate

The Fed says inventory shortages are the "new housing crisis"

By Mike Wheatley | October 17, 2016
The acute shortage of homes for sale has been singled out by the Federal Reserve, which says the situation could have a negative impact on the U.S. economy.
Mortgage, US Real Estate

Federal Reserve hints at rate rise later this year

By Mike Wheatley | June 22, 2015
The Federal Reserve this week voted unanimously in their regular policy meeting to leave the benchmark federal rate unchanged at zero but hinted that a raise is expected to occur for the first time in nearly a decade sometime later this year
Featured News, Investing, US Real Estate

Why The Housing Market Is No Longer A Good Investment

By Donna S. Robinson | April 25, 2014
The wealth-building potential of the US housing market was reliable and predictable for many decades following the end of World War II. But today, it's becoming clear that this "wealth-building potential" has been hijacked.
US Real Estate

FED: Household Formation At Lowest Levels Ever Recorded In U.S.

By Donna S. Robinson | February 20, 2014
According to Federal Reserve economists, the rate of new household formation has plummeted to it's lowest level since records began being kept at the end of WWII. Down some 59% from the historical trend, we are seeing around 550,000 new households formed each year, as opposed to the average of 1.35 million per year through […]
FRED Graph
Investing, US Real Estate

FRED Chart: Mortgage Delinquency Rates Up Again, Fundamentals Favor Investors

By Donna S. Robinson | January 30, 2013
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the housing market. I've seen numerous articles in the media on how well the housing market is picking up. Many "experts" are predicting that 2013 will be the year that a housing recovery finally picks up steam. But The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has some interesting housing data of their own.
Featured News, Investing, Real Estate, Real Estate Investing, Residential, US Real Estate

As Wall Street Stampedes Into Rentals - Will It Really Help The Housing Market?

By Donna S. Robinson | April 5, 2012
It's a "Twilight Zone"  kind of plot twist that even Rod Sterling could not have imagined. Wall Street's biggest names are rushing to jump into the single family rental market in a big way. They believe that there are "fat profits" to be made in the rental property business, and many of the same firms […]
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