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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 […]
November 21, 2017

Housing Affordability May Plummet in 2018

During the recent CoreLogic and the Urban Institute’sHousing Finance, Affordability and Supply in the Digital Ageconference, CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft predicted rising interest rates will […]
November 17, 2017

Americans Waiting for a Bigger Raise

The government said that average hourly earnings rose 2.4% over the past 12 months.  That’s a slip from the 2.9%increase reported in September. It remains below the 3% to 3.5% range that many […]
November 13, 2017

Will Regulation Solve Cybersecurity Problems?

Cybersecurity was a main topic at a recent New York banking conference.  According to Arthur Lindo, senior associate director of the Fed’s division of supervision and […]
November 9, 2017

FHA Loan Delinquency Rate Flattens

Closed-end loans continue to return to normal levels as overall consumer delinquencies remained steady and serious delinquency rates remained near the 10-year low.  However Federal Housing Administration […]