Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Becoming a Successful Sales Professional: Skills for Sales Success: Part One.
Business Creation - Prospecting: Skills for Sales Success: Part Three.
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
Territory Management: Skills for Sales Success: Part Eight.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.

Finance, Economy & Government Issues Archive


New Solution to Student Loan Debt to Empower Borrowers, Positively Impact Economy

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) recently announced the acquisition of the Student Loan Alliance® (SLA), which heralds a new chapter in counseling services for consumers struggling to repay their student loans. ...


9 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Refund

Roughly seven out of 10 U.S. filers will receive a tax refund, with the average amount reaching around $2,800, according to the most recent IRS data. That’s a significant amount of money that can be put toward a variety of financial goals. If ...


Pending Home Sales Rise in February behind Solid Gains in the Midwest, West

Pending home sales in February increased to their highest level since June 2013 as sizeable gains in the Midwest and West offset smaller declines in the Northeast and South, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Strong Dollar Encourages Europeans to List U.S. Property

The recent dip in the euro’s trading rate has seen European investors rush to put their U.S. property on the market in order to cash in on favorable trading rates. ...


National Housing Report: February Boost in Sales and Prices

Unlike last February, this February experienced increased home sales, but with only a moderate rise in prices. Home sales in February rose 7.1 percent from January and 2.2 percent from February 2014, according to the February RE/MAX National Housing Report . Sales through the fall and winter months held ground, ...


New Report Shows 1.2 Million U.S. Borrowers Regained Equity in 2014

CoreLogic® recently released new analysis showing 1.2 million borrowers regained equity in 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q4 2014 to approximately 44.5 million or 89 percent of all mortgaged ...


Report Ranks Average Down Payment in 2014 at 14 Percent

RealtyTrac® recently released a report analyzing purchase loan and sales data for single family homes and condos in 2014 in 386 counties nationwide which found that on average across all counties, buyers who purchased a home in 2014 put 14 percent ...


Financial Experts Share Tips on Saving

(TNS)—There are thousands of ways to save money and make more of it, but chasing after every single tip will likely just make you overwhelmed rather than rich. That’s why it’s helpful to find out ...


Mortgage Credit Inches Higher in February

Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in February according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Brokerage Takes a Leadership Position on Capitol Hill

CENTURY 21 Real Estate recently announced that approximately 500 independent brokers and agents affiliated with the CENTURY 21® System recently took to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of the nation’s home buyers and sellers. CENTURY 21 took this leadership position to further establish strong relationships with congressional leaders and build ...


Further Signs of Normalization in House Price Growth

The recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows that its measure of house prices, House Price Index—Purchase Only, rose by 5.4 percent on a 12-month seasonally adjusted basis in December 2014. This ...


Protecting Your Nest Egg as You Age

People pondering their retirement years often conjure images of spending more time on a favorite pastime or traveling around the country or the world. ...


Strong Job Growth Foreshadows Solid Full-Year Economic Growth

The economy is poised for a pickup in growth in 2015 amid a strengthening employment sector, rising income growth, and declining commodity prices, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group. ...


Low Down Payment Drop: Share of Buyers Lands at 11-Year Low

Those using low down payment plans dropped last year, according to recently released news from RealtyTrac, who analyzed the size of down payments on nearly 20 million purchase loans for single family homes and condos nationwide from 2004 through 2014. ...


Mortgage Applications Dip 13.2 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 13.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 13, 2015. ...


Our Latest News >>