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April 12, 2018

Tappable Equity Hits All-Time High of $5.4 Trillion

According to a new Black Knight study, homeowners with an existing mortgage and at least 20% home equity held an additional $5.4 trillion in home equity […]
April 11, 2018

Multigenerational households Hit All-Time High

The share of Americans living in multigenerational households (homes with two or more adult generations) hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a new Pew […]
April 10, 2018

Confidence in Housing Market on the Rise

Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according […]
April 6, 2018

Consumer Delinquencies Decline Amid Job Growth

More U.S. consumers are keeping up with their loan payments as they enjoy a boost from the strong economy.  During the fourth quarter of last year, […]
April 5, 2018

ARMs Have Lower Fraud Risk

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM) are likely to offset the increase in application defects in purchase mortgages as rising rates pull consumers away from refinancing, according to the […]
March 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

An analysis published in Nature Human Behavior used data from the Gallup World Poll to put a price on optimal emotional well-being.  The amount?  Between $60,000 […]
March 19, 2018

Serious Delinquency Rate Hit 11-Year Low

Though early-stage mortgage delinquencies inched up in December, serious delinquency and foreclosure inventory rates declined on an annual basis, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report. […]
March 16, 2018

Consumers to See More Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Make sure to don green to ensure the “luck o’ the Irish” come March 17.  St. Patrick’s Days ranks among the year’s most popular eating drinking […]
March 14, 2018

Household Debt Rose at Fastest Rate Since 2007

U.S. household debt jumped in the fourth quarter at the fastest pace of this expansion while wealth gains continued amid a rising stock market, underscoring the […]