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May 1, 2018

Mortgage Critical Defect Rate Decreases

An increase in the share of refinances drove the first decline in mortgage critical defects in 2017 during the third quarter, according to the Mortgage QC […]
April 26, 2018

Rising Rates Sound Alarm for Debt-Laden Consumers

Americans have a history of loading up on debt in good times, then paying dearly when the bills come due. Adding to the pain: A booming […]
April 23, 2018

Rising Home Prices Push Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

More Americans are stretching to buy homes, the latest sign that rising prices are making homeownership more difficult for potential buyers.  Roughly 1 in 5 conventional […]
April 20, 2018

Millennials Spend 45% of Income on Rent

As rent prices continue to rise, a new study shows Millennials are paying about 45% of their total income toward rent, and pay out close to […]
April 18, 2018

Average Foreclosure Timeline Drops 23%

Foreclosure timelines that rose notably during the past year fell back to 2016 levels during the first quarter of 2018, according to Attom Data Solutions.  The […]
April 10, 2018

In the Know: All About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially its ability to rise (and fall) by thousands of dollars within a single day. Interest in the virtual […]
March 26, 2018

Retail Property Loans are Trouble Spot

While delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities were mostly flat to declining in February compared with January, the troubled retail sector is still a sore spot.  […]
March 21, 2018

Auto Finance Delinquencies Level Off; Volume Up

Serious auto finance delinquencies (60 days or more past due) “plateaued” in the fourth quarter, remaining relatively flat at 1.43% as compared with the prior-year quarter, […]
March 15, 2018

What is Synthetic Identity Fraud?

The use of synthetic identities is causing more credit card losses than ever. However, the rate of growth of this type of fraud is slowing, according […]