May 22, 2017

Can Student Loans Be Discharged In Bankruptcy? – With Public Service Loan Forgiveness on the brink of elimination and federal student loan repayment programs expected to be restructured, student loan borrowers have plenty of new information to digest.

Credit Arbiters Say U.S. Resilient as Politics Cloud Debt Debate – Lost amid the political chaos swirling around the Trump administration is the failure of Congress to authorize an increase in the nation’s ability to borrow.

U.S. mortgage rates nudge lower – After several weeks in a holding pattern, U.S. mortgage rates moved lower this week, according to Freddie Mac.

May 15, 2017

How to prioritize your post-graduation debt – Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and graduation caps are flying. Each spring, 3.5 million U.S. young people graduate from high school. Nearly 3 million more receive an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Top 10 Real Estate Influencers to Follow – The cut-throat world of real estate can be particularly unforgiving to new entrepreneurs. However, the payoff can be huge. Whether you want to become a top broker or develop an empire of investment properties of your own, it helps to take lessons from those who have already done it.

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in 2017 – Healthcare job creation remains strong in 2017, but the sector is no longer matching last year’s explosive growth, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.

May 12, 2017

Mortgage rates edge up as politics and economics muddle financial markets – Home loan rates don’t move as dramatically as Treasury yields do

What Is a HomePath Property? A Foreclosure With Surprising Advantages – Until the housing bubble burst in 2008, the Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae, had one main job: to keep mortgage money flowing to help Americans fulfill their dreams of homeownership.

You Have More Credit Card Debt Than Emergency Savings – Your pile of credit card debt is outgrowing the emergency fund that’s your last hope of paying it off.

May 8, 2017

These Cities Are the 10 Biggest Comeback Stories in U.S. Real Estate – After all, the 2007 real estate crash was a trauma that cut a wide swath of destruction through the ranks of home buyers, sellers and owners—and just about everyone affected by the bleak recession that followed. Although it has taken several agonizing years, the housing market is finally looking good again in much of America

This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy – When we think about consumer debt, we tend to point a finger at folks for whom shopping sprees are a way of life. But the real reason a large number of Americans wind up in financial trouble has nothing to do with self-indulgence or an inability to resist temptation. Rather, it’s a matter of medical debt.

Bitcoin’s appeal is at an all-time high – Global stock indexes are not the only asset class making new highs on a daily basis. Cryptocurrencies — specifically bitcoin — are soaring to fresh levels as well.

May 5, 2017

Mortgage rates advance for Friday – Multiple benchmark mortgage rates moved higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both floated higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also floated higher.

G.O.P. Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win – Low-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices under a bill drafted by House Republicans as part of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Bitcoin surpasses $1,500 milestone – Bitcoin sailed past the $1,500 mark on Thursday, pushing the total value of the digital-currency market above $40 billion for the first time.

May 2, 2017

Mortgage rates advance for Monday – Multiple closely watched mortgage rates moved higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both rose. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also increased.

This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy – When we think about consumer debt, we tend to point a finger at folks for whom shopping sprees are a way of life. But the real reason a large number of Americans wind up in financial trouble has nothing to do with self-indulgence or an inability to resist temptation. Rather, it’s a matter of medical debt.

10 Myths About The Real Estate Industry, Debunked – Successful executives in the real estate industry from Forbes Real Estate Council share firsthand tips & insights