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October 19, 2018

Recession Risk is Currently ‘Below Average’

The U.S. economic expansion is probably only in its middle stages, with the chances of a recession in the next three years at a “below average” […]
October 18, 2018

Hurricane Aftermath: The Impact on the Real Estate Market

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday, ravaging the Florida panhandle and leaving significant devastation in its wake as wind gusts surpassed 150 mph.  The storm, which was just […]
October 17, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Sinks to Lowest Level in 13 Years

There was a significant decrease in foreclosures at the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Foreclosure Market Report.  According […]
October 16, 2018

Rising Rates, Lower Income Hurt Consumers’ View of Housing

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased slightly in September, falling 0.3 points to 87.7, reversing August’s increase. The dip can be attributed to decreases […]
October 12, 2018

Consumers Confidence Surges and Spikes Economy

The American consumer appears to be in good shape heading into the final quarter of the year, which includes the busy holiday-shopping season. Investors will be […]
October 10, 2018

Foreclosed Home Values Appreciate Faster Than Typical Homes

According to a new report by Zillow, value of U.S. homes that were foreclosed on during the Great Recession are appreciating rapidly, up 10.3% over the […]
October 9, 2018

Can Smartphones Predict Creditworthiness?

A new study, released by the FDIC’s Center for Financial Research, said the data trails people leave online — even down to what brand of smartphone […]
October 4, 2018

Mortgage Delinquencies Decline but Impact From Florence Looms

Mortgage delinquencies fell again in August, down 5.7% over the past two months. The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate dropped to 3.52% of all loans, down 2.43% […]
October 2, 2018

Commercial Debt Rises at Quickest Pace Since 2007

Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt grew at the fastest pace in 11 years during the first half of 2018.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, commercial and multifamily […]