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September 5, 2019

Back to School Spending 2019: By the Numbers

’Tis the (other) season.  As students start back to school and college, families are spending more than ever on school supplies.  “Consumers are in a strong […]
August 20, 2019

U.S. Homeownership Tenure Reaches Record High

American homeowners are staying put longer than ever before, with the average tenure reaching a record high of 8.09 years in the second quarter of 2019. […]
August 19, 2019

Foreclosure Activity Down 18% from 2018

Foreclosure reports are down 18% from a year ago, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions.  This represents an 82% decline in foreclosures from […]
August 16, 2019

Consumer Debt/Economic Concern Raises Mortgage Default Risk

Mortgage default risk rose in the U.S. in Q1 2019 as a result of increased economic risk and borrower risk, according to the recently launched Milliman […]
August 8, 2019

Most U.S. Markets Out of Reach for Would-Be Homebuyers

A good real estate agent might tell you that the general rule of thumb when buying a home is to follow a price-to-income ratio of 2.6.  […]
August 7, 2019

Cost of Living in the U.S. Climbs

It keeps getting more expensive to live in the U.S., as new data shows that both rent and home prices are continuing to climb. Rent values […]
August 6, 2019

How Do Data Breaches Affect Auto Finance?

In the wake of Capital One Financial’s data breach, auto lenders should evaluate ways to tighten up cybersecurity and identify points of vulnerability. The breach compromised […]
August 5, 2019

Almost 40% of Homes are Mortgage-Free

The percentage of homes in the U.S. that are not financed by a mortgage is increasing, according to recent data.  Zillow found that 37% of homes […]