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August 28, 2017

Mortgage Delinquencies Hit New Post-Recession Low

Mortgage delinquencies are continuing to fall, hitting a new low in the second quarter, a recent report from TransUnion showed.  This confirms reports from S&P Dow Jones Indices […]
August 25, 2017

Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Level Since January

Consumers became more confident during the first half of August than at any point since January, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University of […]
August 24, 2017

Banks Cut Back on Risky Lending

For the first time since 2012, lenders are making fewer subprime loans, according to a new report from TransUnion.  Subprime loans are those made to consumers with […]
August 23, 2017

14 Million Homeowners Now “Equity Rich”

Home equity is growing as home prices rise across the U.S., and the number of equity-rich properties increased by 1.6 million from last year, according to […]
August 18, 2017

2017 Back-to-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year while back-to-school spending is expected […]
August 17, 2017

No Housing Bubble … Just Yet

As home prices continue to rise across the U.S., the dreaded b-word is beginning to be heard in some overheated markets.  However, many companies insist that despite the […]
August 16, 2017

Delinquency Rate Near 10-Year Low

The mortgage delinquency rate reached its lowest point in nearly a decade in May due to tighter underwriting, according to CoreLogic. Also improving mortgage performance were […]
August 15, 2017

Homeowners and Appraisers Still Don’t Agree

Across the U.S., homeowners continue to overvalue their home in comparison to appraisers, but the gap is narrowing. Homeowners overestimated property value by 1.55% in July.  […]
August 14, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Down in July

Though the Trepp CMBS Delinquency Rate climbed steeply in June, it retreated just as quickly in July. The delinquency rate for US commercial real estate loans […]