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January 10, 2020

Mortgage Rates Show Stability in 2020

If the first weekly Freddie Mac report of the year is any indication, there could be far less volatility for fixed mortgage rates in 2020 than […]
January 9, 2020

Foreclosure Starts Plummet to Lowest Level This Century

November’s foreclosure starts hit their lowest level since Black Knight started tracking this data in 2000, while the foreclosure rate reached a 14-year low. However, the […]
January 8, 2020

Recession Risk Tops CEO List of 2020 Fears

Fear of an economic decline topped the list of U.S. chief executives’ concerns going into 2020, according to a survey from the Conference Board.  The year […]
December 24, 2019

2019 Holiday Tipping Guide

It always pays to be generous to the helpful people who take care of you, whether it’s a housekeeper who goes above and beyond or a […]
December 20, 2019

Customers Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

If you’re expecting a holiday gift from your co-worker this year, or from guests at your holiday party, don’t hold your breath.  The second annual Holiday […]
December 19, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Reaches Turning Point

Loan defect risk in purchase applications stopped falling and plateaued in October, according to First American Financial Corp.’s latest report. “Defect risk for purchase transactions broke […]
December 18, 2019

Subprime Mortgages Begin to Inch Up

The percentage of recent mortgage borrowers with subprime credit scores still resides in the single digits, but nearly doubled what is was in 2013, according to […]
December 17, 2019

Mortgage Delinquency Rates to Flatten in 2020

The percentage of home loans with late payments is unlikely to fall much further in 2020 when mortgages made to lower credit-score borrowers could rise slightly, […]
December 11, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies Drop to 25-Year Low

The share of U.S. homeowners who were late paying mortgages fell to an almost 25-year low in the third quarter as a strong labor market helped […]