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June 11, 2019

Auto Loans Continue to Climb

The auto loan has flourished among American consumers over the last two decades, with its prevalence among the U.S. population rising each of the last seven […]
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 4, 2019

Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Declines

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications during April decreased by 4.2% from March, according to new data […]
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 […]
May 31, 2019

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

American optimism about the economy continued to recover in May, following a dip earlier this year, according to a monthly barometer of consumers’ mood.  The Conference Board […]
May 30, 2019

Americans Still View Housing as Good Investment

A majority of Americans (65%) think it is still a good idea to invest in a home, according to the latest survey of consumer expectations of […]
May 1, 2019

Home Vacancy Rates are Back to the 90s

Home vacancy data released by the Census Bureau, shows that we’re back to the 90s.  The rate of vacant homes dropped to 1.4%, the lowest level […]
April 16, 2019

2108 Set New Record for Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Lending

Commercial and multifamily lenders had another banner year in 2018, when closed-loan originations rose 8% to a high of $574 billion. “Borrowing and lending backed by […]