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June 14, 2019

Negative Equity Falls; Home Equity Gains Slow

A majority of U.S. homeowners saw significant home equity gains in the first quarter, as home prices continued to rise in most markets.  That means fewer […]
June 12, 2019

CMBS Delinquencies Continue Descent

Economic strength bolstered the performance of loans included in commercial mortgage-backed securities with delinquencies improving for the seventh quarter in a row, according to the Mortgage […]
June 11, 2019

Auto Loans Continue to Climb

The auto loan has flourished among American consumers over the last two decades, with its prevalence among the U.S. population rising each of the last seven […]
June 10, 2019

Credit Card Delinquencies Rise Among Young Adults

Credit-card delinquency rates are rising, particularly among young people who are now more likely to have a credit card than a decade ago. Millennial and Gen […]
June 7, 2019

April New Business Volume up 11%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for April was $8.8 billion, up 11% […]
June 6, 2019

Household Debt Hits $13.67 Trillion

Total U.S. household debt rose 0.9% from the prior quarter to $13.67 trillion in the first three months of 2019, about in line with the pace […]
June 5, 2019

Consumer Confidence Surges to Near 18-Year High

Expectations of economic growth paint a sunny picture for summer home buying with consumer confidence approaching an 18-year high. Potential buyers positively assessed income, business and […]
June 4, 2019

Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Declines

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications during April decreased by 4.2% from March, according to new data […]
June 3, 2019

Home Affordability Returns After 3 Years

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index.  According to First American’s data, unadjusted house […]