Finance

April 12, 2018

Tappable Equity Hits All-Time High of $5.4 Trillion

According to a new Black Knight study, homeowners with an existing mortgage and at least 20% home equity held an additional $5.4 trillion in home equity […]
April 11, 2018

Multigenerational households Hit All-Time High

The share of Americans living in multigenerational households (homes with two or more adult generations) hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a new Pew […]
April 10, 2018

Confidence in Housing Market on the Rise

Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according […]
April 10, 2018

In the Know: All About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially its ability to rise (and fall) by thousands of dollars within a single day. Interest in the virtual […]
April 6, 2018

Consumer Delinquencies Decline Amid Job Growth

More U.S. consumers are keeping up with their loan payments as they enjoy a boost from the strong economy.  During the fourth quarter of last year, […]
April 5, 2018

ARMs Have Lower Fraud Risk

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM) are likely to offset the increase in application defects in purchase mortgages as rising rates pull consumers away from refinancing, according to the […]
March 26, 2018

Retail Property Loans are Trouble Spot

While delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities were mostly flat to declining in February compared with January, the troubled retail sector is still a sore spot.  […]
March 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

An analysis published in Nature Human Behavior used data from the Gallup World Poll to put a price on optimal emotional well-being.  The amount?  Between $60,000 […]
March 21, 2018

Auto Finance Delinquencies Level Off; Volume Up

Serious auto finance delinquencies (60 days or more past due) “plateaued” in the fourth quarter, remaining relatively flat at 1.43% as compared with the prior-year quarter, […]