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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 […]
December 12, 2017

Mortgage Delinquencies Rise After Hurricanes

The three major hurricanes that caused devastation during August and September were largely responsible for the third-quarter increase in mortgage delinquencies.  The seasonally adjusted delinquency rate […]
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 15, 2017

Are Home Equity Loans Staged for a Comeback?

There has been a hint of optimism for home equity lending among bankers this earnings season, but attitudes remain mixed a decade after the housing market […]
November 14, 2017

Housing Affordability Still Strong Despite Price Increases

Home prices continue to increase, yet affordability actually improved since July, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Black Knight.  As of September, the average […]
November 10, 2017

Millennials are saving more for retirement

In the race to save for retirement, one group is doing surprisingly well: millennial parents.  That’s according to a new NerdWallet survey, which found that 38% of millennial parents […]
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 […]
November 7, 2017

Are Some Cities Close to a Housing Bubble?

According to a recent report released by the Urban Institute, with home prices on the rise, some cities are inching closer to a housing bubble.  The […]