Finance

March 12, 2020

Zombie Foreclosures Grow in First Quarter

According to Attom Data Solutions’ Q1 2020 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, over 1.52 million U.S. single-family homes and condos are vacant, representing 1.5% of […]
March 11, 2020

Consumer Lenders Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fears

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks ago the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.  This was largely due to the enduring strength […]
March 10, 2020

Consumer Sentiment Spikes in February Amid Health Concerns

U.S. consumer sentiment figures for February came in higher than expected despite the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.  Consumer sentiment rose to 101.0 in February, nearly matching […]
March 9, 2020

Household Debt Tops $14 Trillion Reaching New Record

American households added $193 billion of debt in the fourth quarter, driven by a surge in mortgage loans, and overall debt levels rose to a new […]
March 6, 2020

Coronavirus, Election Uncertainty May Impact New Vehicle Sales

TrueCar, Inc.’s data and analytics subsidiary, ALG, project total new vehicle sales will reach 1,373,516 units in February 2020, up 0.2% from a year ago when […]
March 5, 2020

Business Borrowing for Equipment Rises 28% in January

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for January was $9.2 billion, up 28% […]
March 4, 2020

Average FICO Score Reaches All-Time High

The average U.S. FICO score hit a record high of 703 in 2019, driven by Americans in their 30s, as a strong labor market helped people […]
March 3, 2020

New Home Sales at Highest Level Since July 2007

Single-family home sales rose 7.9% to a 764,000 annualized pace in January, exceeding the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey.  The December figure was also revised […]
February 28, 2020

Mortgage Default Drop to 15-Year Low

For the first time in 15 years, fewer than 2 million mortgaged properties lie in default or foreclosure status as of the end of January, according […]