Legal

July 17, 2018

Foreclosure Filings Fall Nationwide

Foreclosures in the first half of 2018 are far below their peak of 1.6 million in 2010, but 40% of local markets showed an uptick in […]
July 13, 2018

Legal Speak: Debt Collection Dispute Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether thousands of borrowers can invoke a federal debt-collection law when they are facing foreclosure.  The justices said they will […]
June 26, 2018

Consumer Debt Soars but Mortgages Aren’t to Blame

Consumer debt is approaching new highs with current household debt set to be $1 trillion above the peak debt level of 2008, by the end of […]
June 25, 2018

The Hidden Costs of Student-Debt Forgiveness

Students seeking relief on their college and graduate-school debt could be sitting on a hidden tax bomb: Billions of dollars in one-time bills from the Internal […]
June 22, 2018

Home Prices Outpace Pay Increases

Affordable housing is increasingly hard to find in today’s market. According to data from Trulia, America’s inventory of starter homes has decreased by almost half compared […]
June 21, 2018

Final Exams: Big Banks Expected to Pass Stress Tests

Later this month, the Federal Reserve will announce the results of the annual stress tests for banks, but one firm is already predicting banks will pass.  […]
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 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, […]
May 29, 2018

Cybersecurity Attacks on the Rise

A majority of organizations saw an increase in cyber security challenges in the past year and many experienced at least one incident, according to a new […]