Weekly Economic Review: December Job Openings Slide to 7-Month Low

Posted by Laine Smith on 2/11/18 9:00 AM

In this week’s economic review, the 30-year average mortgage rate continued its upward climb, job openings fell unexpectedly despite strength in the labor market, and consumers are spending increasingly more on credit. 

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Focus Friday: K. Hollis Jewelers

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/9/18 2:16 PM

Today for Focus Friday we talked to K. Hollis Jewelers!  What began as a hobby has grown into a thriving business with an emphasis on creating meaningful jewelry pieces while fostering a sense of community with their customers.  Take a look at their story and plan your visit before Valentine’s Day!

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Weekly Economic Review: U.S. Wages Growing at Fastest Rate Since 2009

Posted by Laine Smith on 2/4/18 9:30 AM

In this week’s economic review, the 30-year average mortgage rate continued to climb, the employment report posted gains, and the Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate as-is.

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Weekly Economic Review: Home Sales Decline as Supply Drops to a Record Low

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/28/18 12:55 PM

In this week’s economic review, the 30-year average mortgage rate continued to climb, the U.S. economy ended 2017 on a strong note, and home sales fell in December.

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The Tea Tree - Focus Friday Ep. 28

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/25/18 11:21 AM

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Weekly Economic Review: Purchase & Refinance Applications Climb Alongside Mortgage Rates

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/21/18 10:58 AM

In this week’s economic review, the 30-year average mortgage rate climbed past 4 percent for the first time in 26 weeks, housing starts ended the year with a steep drop, and home builders continue to express confidence in the market as homebuyer traffic builds.

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Weekly Economic Review: December Jobs Report Comes in Below Expectations

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/7/18 11:22 AM

In this week’s economic review, mortgage rates fell, December job creation was well below forecast levels, and construction spending expanded.

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Weekly Economic Review: Pending Home Sales Slow, Year’s End Mortgage Rates Increase

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/30/17 9:39 AM

In this week’s economic review, mortgage rates ended the year on a higher note, home prices posted gains, and pending home sales point to a slower December sales report.

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Weekly Economic Review: Fed Raises Rates, Retail Sales Impress

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/17/17 7:00 AM

In this week’s economic review, hiring gained steam in October, retail sales increased, the Fed moved on rates, and mortgage rates held steady.

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Weekly Economic Review: November Employment Report Exceeds Expectations

Posted by Laine Smith on 12/10/17 8:00 AM

In this week’s economic review, nonfarm payrolls grew more than expected and consumers are reporting high optimism in current economic conditions while spending more on revolving credit.

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