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June 20, 2018

Economy ‘Going Off a Cliff” in 2020?

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke confirmed what many experts are already predicting: The next recession is less than two years away.  In a recent Bloomberg […]
June 18, 2018

Credit Card Issuers Prepare for Darker Days

A slump in U.S. consumer credit is inevitable, and the key question is when it will arrive.  The answer has big ramifications for the $1 trillion […]
June 15, 2018

First-Time Buyers Account for 46% of Mortgages

Young Americans are hitting more and more homeownership roadblocks: crippling student debt, escalating home prices, surging mortgage rates and a scarcity of listings.  So why have […]
June 14, 2018

Home Values Increase in All 50 states

Home prices showed yet another surge in April as year over year values increased for all 50 states, according to the latest Home Price Index report […]
June 12, 2018

Mortgage Delinquencies on the Mend

Historically, mortgage delinquencies in the month of April have risen 85% of the time, but April 2018 bucked that trend as they fell, according to Black […]
June 11, 2018

Hurricane Season Could Wreak Havoc on Mortgage Industry

There are almost 7 million coastal homes facing more than $1.6 trillion in potential storm-surge reconstruction expenses this year, representing a 6.6% cost increase from last […]
June 8, 2018

What to Buy in June

Warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in June. Consumers will also find continuing sales on some items that were good deals in […]
June 7, 2018

Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Down Nearly 20%

The ability-to-repay (ATR) standard is responsible for the reduction in loan application defects over the past four years, according to First American Financial Corp.  For April, […]
June 5, 2018

Some Cities Still Deluged with Underwater Mortgages

First, the good news: The share of American homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth is a lot less than it […]