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June 19, 2019

Bank Card Issuers Prepare for Next Downturn

Recent comments by two large credit card issuers suggested that the card industry has moved into a new stage of preparation for the eventual end of […]
June 18, 2019

Business Owners Lack Confidence About Their Financial Future

A new survey of more than 1,000 high net worth business owners finds 95% of respondents are very or somewhat confident their financial plans will sustain […]
June 17, 2019

FHA Loans Becoming More Risky

Citing rising risks among the mortgages it is backing, the Federal Housing Administration announced earlier this year that it was changing some of its lending rules.  […]
June 14, 2019

Negative Equity Falls; Home Equity Gains Slow

A majority of U.S. homeowners saw significant home equity gains in the first quarter, as home prices continued to rise in most markets.  That means fewer […]
June 13, 2019

U.S. Foreclosure Rate Hits 20-Year Low

According to CoreLogic’s latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report, 4% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those […]
June 12, 2019

CMBS Delinquencies Continue Descent

Economic strength bolstered the performance of loans included in commercial mortgage-backed securities with delinquencies improving for the seventh quarter in a row, according to the Mortgage […]
June 6, 2019

Household Debt Hits $13.67 Trillion

Total U.S. household debt rose 0.9% from the prior quarter to $13.67 trillion in the first three months of 2019, about in line with the pace […]
June 5, 2019

Consumer Confidence Surges to Near 18-Year High

Expectations of economic growth paint a sunny picture for summer home buying with consumer confidence approaching an 18-year high. Potential buyers positively assessed income, business and […]
June 3, 2019

Home Affordability Returns After 3 Years

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index.  According to First American’s data, unadjusted house […]