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April 11, 2019

Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Lowest in 20 Years

In January 2019, 4% of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 4.9% a year earlier and the lowest for the month of […]
April 10, 2019

Low Interest Rates Boosts Mortgage Demand

In the weeks following the largest one-week decline in a decade, mortgage interest rates remained virtually stagnant, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market […]
March 29, 2019

Americans Have Golden Outlook on Retirement

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), running out of retirement savings is a top concern among retirees. Healthcare costs and maintaining lifestyle are the […]
March 27, 2019

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Spikes

Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding grew 6.8% in 2018, benefiting from strong employment numbers and strained inventory, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.  With a […]
March 26, 2019

HELOC Demand Falls to 15-Year Low

Home equity is sitting above the $15 trillion mark nationwide, according to the Federal Reserve, but interest in more costly forms of debt, like credit cards […]
March 22, 2019

Homeowners Gain $9,700 in Equity in 2018

The average U.S. homeowner gained $9,700 in equity from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest report from […]
March 21, 2019

Multifamily Real Estate Had Best Year Since 2000

Any way you look at it, 2018 was the best year for multifamily real estate this century: Renters paid more for housing than they ever have […]
March 19, 2019

Foreclosure Rate Plummets to Near 20-Year Low

The share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process fell to 0.4% in December, tying with the previous month for the lowest rate since […]
March 18, 2019

Mortgage Lender Optimism Improves Slightly

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8% from the previous […]