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  • Noah Breslow and Paul Rosen of OnDeck Capital
    OnDeck Capital expands small business lending services in Canada
    OnDeck Capital announced today that it had expanded its small business lending services in Canada.Since 2007, OnDeck has delivered more than $2 billion to American small businesses in over 700 industries. The company has begun its lending...
  • How Much House Will You Be Able To Afford
    Should you buy a home today?
    The Housing Affordability Index factors in mortgage rates, housing values, and income data to determine whether a typical American family can afford to purchase a median-priced home.The higher the index value, the higher the affordability.A...
  • M Watt Director of FHFA
    Housing agencies signal changes to increase mortgage lending
    Uncle Sam steps up efforts to awaken the sluggish housing recovery.FHFA's Director Mel Watt, conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has proclaimed that Fannie and Freddie’s loan limits— the maximum loan amounts they can purchase...
  • billions in home equity lines will reset between 2014-2018
    $171 billion in home equity lines will reset between 2014 - 2018
    The OCC estimates that $171 billion in home equity lines held by the biggest banks will reset from 2014 through the start of 2018, compared to just $28 billion in the previous four years.The reset, or "end of draw," means borrowers won&...
  • Freddie Mac average US Mortgage rates
    FREDDIE MAC AVERAGE U.S. MORTGAGE RATES
    MARCH 6 (REUTERS) - FREDDIE MAC AVERAGE U.S. MORTGAGE RATES (PERCENT) FOR WEEKS ENDING:MARCH 6 FEB 27 YEAR AGO30-YR 4.28 4.37 3.5215-YR 3.32 3.39 2.765-YR ARM 3.03 3.05 2.631-YR ARM 2.52 2.52 2.63U.S. NORTH- SOUTH- NORTH- SOUTH- WESTAVG. EAST EAST...
  • Las Vegas Executive Summary Report WE March 3 2014
    Las Vegas Executive Summary Market Report Week Ending March 3, 2014
    The median list price in LAS VEGAS, NV this week is $220,840.Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market decreasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions.The market...
  • Forecasting Fed Reserve Policy
    Forecasting Federal Reserve Policy Changes
    Federal Reserve WatchLast week, Fed Chair Janet Yellin let Congress know that the Fed Funds Rate could stay where it is long after the unemployment rate reaches the central bank's target.Current Fed Funds Rate: 0%–0.25%Consensus After...
  • 39% of Las Vegas mortgaged homes are underwater
    Las Vegas home values climbed 33% over the past year...
    Despite continued improvements, 39.6% borrowers mortgage debt continues to outweigh their Las Vegas home value — down from 63 percent a year ago, according to Zillow.At the peak in early 2012, 71 percent of local Las Vegas mortgaged...
  • Small business financing
    Show me the money: Finding capital for your business
    Whether you’re starting a business from the ground up, purchasing an already existing business, or expanding a business you’ve been running for some time, you need capital. One of the major reasons most small businesses fail is due to...
  • mtg rates rose in july
    FHFA Index Shows Mortgage Interest Rates Rose Sharply in July
    Washington, DC – National data show interest rates on mortgages continued their upwardtrend. Contract mortgage interest rates increased 0.45 percent from June to July, according toan index of new mortgage contracts.According to the Federal...
  • fhfa New working Paper of effects of disressed sales on house price index
    FHFA Releases New Working Paper Analyzing the Effect of Distressed Sales...
    Washington, DC – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a Working Paper that evaluates the impact of distressed sales—sales of bank-owned properties and short sales—on the FHFA house price index (HPI). The study...
  • 17.8 million renters
    Did you know? 17.8M renters can afford a $177K home with a 3.5% mortgage rate...
    The Federal Reserve released its survey of senior loan officers (SLOOS) earlier this week. On its face, the survey suggests a modest loosening of credit for prime and non-traditional lending. However, the picture is a little more mixed for those...
  • People money
    Crowdfunding and Peer to Peer lending: What’s changed?
    The SEC has missed a deadline to release guidelines and regulatory information on how lenders and borrowers can proceed legally with crowdfunding. As many know, the idea of crowdfunding, aka peer to peer lending, aka microfinance, was supposed to...
  • RMLD growing as a leader in reverse mortgage education through new acquistions
    RMLD growing as a leader in reverse mortgage education through new acquistions
    Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct (RMLD) recently acquired three well known websites dedicated to reverse mortgage education, and is quickly becoming one of the top organizations in this growing field of mortgages and lending. RMLD's focus on...
  • Las Vegas Median Home Prices Increase
    Las Vegas Median Home Price Increases
    The median price of resales in November was $133,000. In 2011, the median price was $114,000. That means our resale home market has increased by 16.6%. And while the resale market is improving so is the new home sales market. The new homes sales...
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