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September 19, 2019

Best and Worst States for Credit Conditions

CardRatings.com released new research ranking the best and worst states for credit conditions. Highlighted by stark differences in credit circumstances across the U.S., the analysis helps […]
September 18, 2019

“Tappable” Equity Climbs to New High of $6.3 Trillion

Tappable equity reached an all-time high of $6.3 trillion in the second quarter as home-price gains made real estate more valuable.  The amount of equity homeowners […]
September 17, 2019

FICO Scores Reach Record High

The average FICO score stands at 706, a record high, said Ethan Dornhelm, vice president of scores and predictive analytics at FICO. That compares with 686 […]
September 9, 2019

Most Americans Have Tapped Their Retirement Savings

Approximately 52% of respondents admit to tapping their retirement savings account early for a purpose other than retiring, according to a survey by MagnifyMoney.  The Investment […]
September 5, 2019

Back to School Spending 2019: By the Numbers

’Tis the (other) season.  As students start back to school and college, families are spending more than ever on school supplies.  “Consumers are in a strong […]
August 20, 2019

U.S. Homeownership Tenure Reaches Record High

American homeowners are staying put longer than ever before, with the average tenure reaching a record high of 8.09 years in the second quarter of 2019. […]
August 16, 2019

Consumer Debt/Economic Concern Raises Mortgage Default Risk

Mortgage default risk rose in the U.S. in Q1 2019 as a result of increased economic risk and borrower risk, according to the recently launched Milliman […]
August 8, 2019

Most U.S. Markets Out of Reach for Would-Be Homebuyers

A good real estate agent might tell you that the general rule of thumb when buying a home is to follow a price-to-income ratio of 2.6.  […]
August 7, 2019

Cost of Living in the U.S. Climbs

It keeps getting more expensive to live in the U.S., as new data shows that both rent and home prices are continuing to climb. Rent values […]