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November 8, 2018

Credit Scores Can Take a Year to Recover After House Purchase

LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, released its study on how buying a house affects credit scores. The analysis looked at more than 5,000 consumers who took […]
November 7, 2018

Home Equity Lending is Poised to Soar

Home equity levels continue to rise, and all signs point to a market ripe for home equity lending, according to a recent report from consumer credit […]
November 5, 2018

Mortgage Delinquencies See Largest Monthly Spike in 10 Years

Mortgage delinquencies surged in September, bringing the largest single-month delinquency spike in a decade, according to the latest First Look data report from Black Knight.  Mortgage […]
October 31, 2018

By the Numbers: Halloween 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual […]
October 29, 2018

American Homeowners are Staying Put

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record.  This is a sharp contrast to the mobility Americans have for […]
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 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” […]