Credit

April 17, 2019

Credit Card and Auto Loan Delinquencies Spike

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling in six of the 11 categories tracked by ABA. However, the American Bankers Association’s […]
April 16, 2019

2108 Set New Record for Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Lending

Commercial and multifamily lenders had another banner year in 2018, when closed-loan originations rose 8% to a high of $574 billion. “Borrowing and lending backed by […]
April 15, 2019

Consumer Credit Delinquencies on the Rise

Sound underwriting coupled with family-income and home-price growth have helped push mortgage delinquency rates down.  According to CoreLogic’s TrueStandings data, at the end of 2018 the […]
April 12, 2019

74% of Millennials Make Financial Sacrifices for Housing

Despite slowing home price growth, 74% of millennials make financial concessions to afford housing.  By comparison, only 40% of older generations make these sacrifices, according to CoreLogic. Overvalue […]
April 11, 2019

Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Lowest in 20 Years

In January 2019, 4% of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 4.9% a year earlier and the lowest for the month of […]
April 10, 2019

Low Interest Rates Boosts Mortgage Demand

In the weeks following the largest one-week decline in a decade, mortgage interest rates remained virtually stagnant, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market […]
April 9, 2019

Tappable Equity Declines

The collective amount of equity available for homeowners to tap reached a record high last year, climbing above $6 trillion as home prices continued to appreciate […]
April 2, 2019

Income Application Fraud Risk on the Rise

As the housing market becomes more competitive, homebuyers are increasingly pressured to seek out larger loans – leading some to misrepresent their income on loan applications. […]
March 29, 2019

Americans Have Golden Outlook on Retirement

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), running out of retirement savings is a top concern among retirees. Healthcare costs and maintaining lifestyle are the […]