4 ideas for business success at the holidays

Don Mercer
Posted by Don Mercer
Small Business Banking
Storefront decorated for Christmas with snowman in the window.

The end of the year is an ideal time to give a thank you to those who have contributed to your business success.

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New mortgage options may boost buying activity

Stew Larsen
Posted by Stew Larsen
Mortgage Banking
Rear view of young couple outdoors wearing coats, arm in arm, looking at house they just got the keys to.

Having entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac providing more options for the first-time buyers may help create more buying activity.

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In the Market: A look at 2015 predictions

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst
Dates "2014" and "2015" written in sand, with a small wave washing away 2014.

Rising rates is exactly what Freddie Mac predicts will start in 2015.

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U.S. Outlook: The U.S. consumer is doing just fine

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in vehicle sales.

Consumer spending still looks strong despite gloomy Black Friday estimates.

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