Government

February 22, 2019

Only Half of Homes are Affordable for Average Buyers

Housing affordability continues to hover near a 10-year low, and the National Association of Home Builders is urging policymakers to do something about it. Of the […]
February 20, 2019

Recession Risk Rises to 25% in New Poll

There is a one-in-four chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, a scenario that should keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates […]
February 19, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies Plummet to 18-Year Low

Mortgage delinquencies in the fourth quarter were at their lowest level in nearly 19 years, helped by wage growth, low household debt and low unemployment. According […]
January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Increases Mortgage Lender Risk

As the partial government shutdown drags on and 800,000 federal workers remain unpaid, experts at Moody’s Investors Service issued a note of caution to mortgage lenders […]
January 23, 2019

Government Shutdown Could be ‘Fodder for Recession’

American consumers could lose faith in the economy if federal workers don’t go back to work soon, warned Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi. “If this […]
January 22, 2019

Foreclosures Fell to 13-Year Low in 2018

Foreclosure activity has reached its lowest point since 2005, falling 8% from the previous year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.  Foreclosure filings – which include default […]
January 8, 2019

U.S. Housing Market Worth $33.3 trillion in 2018

In 2018, the total value of the U.S. housing market increased $1.9 trillion, propelling its value to a whopping $33.3 trillion, according to new data from […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
January 3, 2019

Recession Indicator Stumbles Lower in New Year

Traders return to their desks in the new year with a familiar warning signal flashing even more strongly than before — the Treasury yield curve got […]