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October 18, 2018

Hurricane Aftermath: The Impact on the Real Estate Market

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday, ravaging the Florida panhandle and leaving significant devastation in its wake as wind gusts surpassed 150 mph.  The storm, which was just […]
October 11, 2018

Mortgage Application Defect Risk Down

Mortgage application defect risk is down from a year ago, but Hurricane Florence will likely tear through results in affected areas in the coming months. The […]
October 9, 2018

Can Smartphones Predict Creditworthiness?

A new study, released by the FDIC’s Center for Financial Research, said the data trails people leave online — even down to what brand of smartphone […]
September 21, 2018

Banks Need to Regain Public Trust

Banks have seen their reputation with the public tumble since the financial crisis.  A recent poll published by the American Enterprise Institute sheds some light on […]
September 19, 2018

Homebuilder Sentiment Holds Steady; Exceeds Forecast

Confidence among homebuilders stabilized in September as demand held up and lumber prices fell, according to recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo report. The Housing […]
September 18, 2018

Mortgage Fraud at Highest Level Since Recession

Mortgage fraud risk has hit its highest level in seven years, according to new data from CoreLogic.  The report shows a 12.4% year-over-year increase in fraud […]
September 7, 2018

CMBS Delinquency Rate Declines

Delinquencies for loans securing commercial mortgage-backed securities continued to decline, although they are still well above rates for other types of investors, according to data compiled […]
August 29, 2018

Americans Have More Debt Than Ever Before

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data, increases in mortgage debt, auto loan debt, and credit card debt have resulted […]
August 28, 2018

Foreclosures Drop to Lowest Level in 12 years

Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosure rates in the U.S. dropped to their lowest level in the past 12 years, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights report […]