Leasing

December 18, 2017

Homeowner equity rises by $871B

Homeowners with mortgages, or 63% of the total, have collectively seen their equity increase 11.8% from the third quarter of 2016 to 3Q17, representing a gain of $871 billion year-over-year, according to […]
December 14, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk Slows; Rises in Hurricane-Impacted States

While the nationwide run-up in mortgage loan application defects appears to have slowed, instances of fraud remain on the rise in Texas and Florida.  The First […]
November 16, 2017

Sales to First-Time Home Buyers Fell 34% in 2017

First time homebuyers continue to struggle to enter the housing market amidst limited housing inventory, falling to the fourth lowest level since 1981, according to the […]
November 15, 2017

Are Home Equity Loans Staged for a Comeback?

There has been a hint of optimism for home equity lending among bankers this earnings season, but attitudes remain mixed a decade after the housing market […]
November 14, 2017

Housing Affordability Still Strong Despite Price Increases

Home prices continue to increase, yet affordability actually improved since July, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Black Knight.  As of September, the average […]
November 9, 2017

FHA Loan Delinquency Rate Flattens

Closed-end loans continue to return to normal levels as overall consumer delinquencies remained steady and serious delinquency rates remained near the 10-year low.  However Federal Housing Administration […]
November 8, 2017

Storm Damage: Auto Lenders Brace for Losses

U.S. auto lenders are starting to tally the financial damage from late-summer hurricanes that destroyed an estimated 500,000 to one million vehicles.  So far, the impact […]
November 7, 2017

Are Some Cities Close to a Housing Bubble?

According to a recent report released by the Urban Institute, with home prices on the rise, some cities are inching closer to a housing bubble.  The […]
October 20, 2017

Banks Prepare for Credit Card Defaults

Credit card delinquencies increased for three consecutive months, adding to signs that consumers in the U.S. are having a tough time paying their debt.  According to recent […]