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June 14, 2019

Negative Equity Falls; Home Equity Gains Slow

A majority of U.S. homeowners saw significant home equity gains in the first quarter, as home prices continued to rise in most markets.  That means fewer […]
June 13, 2019

U.S. Foreclosure Rate Hits 20-Year Low

According to CoreLogic’s latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report, 4% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those […]
June 12, 2019

CMBS Delinquencies Continue Descent

Economic strength bolstered the performance of loans included in commercial mortgage-backed securities with delinquencies improving for the seventh quarter in a row, according to the Mortgage […]
June 6, 2019

Household Debt Hits $13.67 Trillion

Total U.S. household debt rose 0.9% from the prior quarter to $13.67 trillion in the first three months of 2019, about in line with the pace […]
June 5, 2019

Consumer Confidence Surges to Near 18-Year High

Expectations of economic growth paint a sunny picture for summer home buying with consumer confidence approaching an 18-year high. Potential buyers positively assessed income, business and […]
June 3, 2019

Home Affordability Returns After 3 Years

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index.  According to First American’s data, unadjusted house […]
May 31, 2019

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

American optimism about the economy continued to recover in May, following a dip earlier this year, according to a monthly barometer of consumers’ mood.  The Conference Board […]
May 7, 2019

Banks Hold On to Riskier Credit Card Loans

The credit card loans that banks bundle into bonds and sell to investors are outperforming the loans that lenders have held onto, according to a recent […]
May 2, 2019

Most Insurers Believe a Recession is Looming

Most insurers believe that the U.S. will enter an economic recession sometime within the next two years, according to the latest annual Goldman Sachs Asset Management […]