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January 23, 2018

Homeowner Equity Hits All-Time High

The amount of tappable mortgage equity increased in 2017 to an all-time high, according to Black Knight’s latest Mortgage Monitor report.  Tappable equity, the amount available […]
January 19, 2018

Turbulent 2017 Will Affect Housing in 2018

2017 was a year of political, environmental, and economic change. It brought the country a new presidential administration, a flurry of devastating natural disasters, and the […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]
January 3, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Plunges to 11-Year Low

Foreclosure activity hit an 11-year low in this year’s third quarter, as an improving economy and stricter mortgage standards helped stabilize the housing market to pre-2008 levels.  ATTOM Data Solutions […]
January 3, 2018

Best and Worst States for Consumer Credit Scores

Consumer credit varies nationally due to regional variations in income and the cost of living.  According to a new study from LendEDU and Experian, the Northeast […]
December 21, 2017

Consumer Optimism Down Before the Holidays

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
December 18, 2017

Homeowner equity rises by $871B

Homeowners with mortgages, or 63% of the total, have collectively seen their equity increase 11.8% from the third quarter of 2016 to 3Q17, representing a gain of $871 billion year-over-year, according to […]
December 14, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk Slows; Rises in Hurricane-Impacted States

While the nationwide run-up in mortgage loan application defects appears to have slowed, instances of fraud remain on the rise in Texas and Florida.  The First […]