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January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Increases Mortgage Lender Risk

As the partial government shutdown drags on and 800,000 federal workers remain unpaid, experts at Moody’s Investors Service issued a note of caution to mortgage lenders […]
January 22, 2019

Foreclosures Fell to 13-Year Low in 2018

Foreclosure activity has reached its lowest point since 2005, falling 8% from the previous year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.  Foreclosure filings – which include default […]
January 9, 2019

Consumer Delinquencies Spike in Third Quarter

Installment loan and bank card delinquencies rose in six of the 11 categories in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer […]
January 8, 2019

U.S. Housing Market Worth $33.3 trillion in 2018

In 2018, the total value of the U.S. housing market increased $1.9 trillion, propelling its value to a whopping $33.3 trillion, according to new data from […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
December 18, 2018

Homeowners May Start to Tap Equity in 2019

Mortgage originations are falling and will continue to do so in 2019, but rising home prices could cause an increase in homeowners seeking to tap into […]
December 12, 2018

Americans Have Less Equity to Tap

American homeowners with a mortgage lost about $2,300 in equity this quarter, as tappable equity declined for the first time since the housing market began its […]
December 11, 2018

Home for the Holidays: Foreclosure Evictions Stalled

Though legal and administrative proceedings may advance, evictions for units owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be halted between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2. […]
December 5, 2018

Household Debt Soars to Record High

U.S. households have been taking on more debt for 17 straight quarters, leading to a total debt burden of $13.51 trillion at the end of the […]