Mortgage

February 26, 2020

Foreclosures Down but Could there be a Rebound?

Foreclosure activity during 2019 fell 21% from the previous year, but a few indicators show a change in direction could be possible, according to a new […]
February 25, 2020

Looser Underwriting May Lead to Jumbo Loan Defaults

Higher home prices play a double-edged sword, reducing affordability and contributing to lenders’ deciding to ease underwriting. However, they can also help delinquent borrowers become current […]
February 17, 2020

Credit Card Debt Rises to $930 Billion

Credit-card debt rose to a record in the final quarter of 2019 as Americans spent aggressively amid a strong economy and job market, and the proportion […]
February 13, 2020

Commercial and Multifamily Lending Hits New Record

Despite a drop in multifamily loan volume, industrial, health care, office and retail originations pushed overall multifamily and commercial mortgage lending to unprecedented heights, according to […]
February 5, 2020

Homeownership Reaches Highest Rate Since 2013

The U.S. homeownership rate rose to a six-year high in the fourth quarter, led by gains among young people and low-income Americans. The nationwide rate was […]
February 4, 2020

Affordability Improves; Foreclosure Rate Hits 14-Year Low

With steady home price appreciation and falling interest rates, by some measures the shares of distressed mortgages existing in the market shrunk to record lows, according […]
January 15, 2020

Mortgage Debt Hits a Record $15.8 Trillion

Outstanding U.S. mortgage debt rose to $15.8 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve.  Combined home, farm, multifamily and commercial mortgage […]
January 10, 2020

Mortgage Rates Show Stability in 2020

If the first weekly Freddie Mac report of the year is any indication, there could be far less volatility for fixed mortgage rates in 2020 than […]
January 9, 2020

Foreclosure Starts Plummet to Lowest Level This Century

November’s foreclosure starts hit their lowest level since Black Knight started tracking this data in 2000, while the foreclosure rate reached a 14-year low. However, the […]