Banking

November 1, 2018

Weakening Credit Conditions Put Mortgage Lending at Risk

Credit ratings agency, Moody’s Investors Service, just released a report citing deterioration in overall loan quality in the mortgage lending market.  The analysts there think the […]
October 30, 2018

What do Bankers Fear This Halloween Season?

By most accounts, the banking industry is in great shape. The economy is humming, last year’s tax break provided a boost to profits, and President Trump’s […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
October 25, 2018

Will the Housing Market Improve?

Interest rates and low inventory caused home sales to fall in September, but Realtors expect housing conditions to improve over the next six months.  The Buyer […]
October 24, 2018

Who is Most Likely to Default on Student Loan Debt?

The Urban Institute released a report on the trends seen with borrowers who are more likely to default on their student loan debt. The report found […]
October 22, 2018

Low Unemployment Rates Push Mortgage Defaults Lower

The mortgage delinquency rate fell to a 12-year low, with declines expected to continue as the unemployment rate stays down, according to CoreLogic. About 4.1% of […]
October 19, 2018

Recession Risk is Currently ‘Below Average’

The U.S. economic expansion is probably only in its middle stages, with the chances of a recession in the next three years at a “below average” […]
October 18, 2018

Hurricane Aftermath: The Impact on the Real Estate Market

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday, ravaging the Florida panhandle and leaving significant devastation in its wake as wind gusts surpassed 150 mph.  The storm, which was just […]
October 17, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Sinks to Lowest Level in 13 Years

There was a significant decrease in foreclosures at the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Foreclosure Market Report.  According […]