Economy

February 22, 2019

Only Half of Homes are Affordable for Average Buyers

Housing affordability continues to hover near a 10-year low, and the National Association of Home Builders is urging policymakers to do something about it. Of the […]
February 21, 2019

Auto Loan Delinquencies at Highest Level Since 2010

Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank […]
February 20, 2019

Recession Risk Rises to 25% in New Poll

There is a one-in-four chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, a scenario that should keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates […]
February 19, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies Plummet to 18-Year Low

Mortgage delinquencies in the fourth quarter were at their lowest level in nearly 19 years, helped by wage growth, low household debt and low unemployment. According […]
February 5, 2019

Mortgage Defect Risk Rises to 4-Year Peak

In December, defect risk continued to rise across the country, according to the latest First American Loan Application Defect Index. According to the report, the frequency […]
January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Increases Mortgage Lender Risk

As the partial government shutdown drags on and 800,000 federal workers remain unpaid, experts at Moody’s Investors Service issued a note of caution to mortgage lenders […]
January 23, 2019

Government Shutdown Could be ‘Fodder for Recession’

American consumers could lose faith in the economy if federal workers don’t go back to work soon, warned Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi. “If this […]
January 22, 2019

Foreclosures Fell to 13-Year Low in 2018

Foreclosure activity has reached its lowest point since 2005, falling 8% from the previous year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.  Foreclosure filings – which include default […]
January 9, 2019

Consumer Delinquencies Spike in Third Quarter

Installment loan and bank card delinquencies rose in six of the 11 categories in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer […]