Mortgage

March 16, 2020

Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Low Despite Mounting Fears

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, any impact from the coronavirus outbreak on commercial and multifamily loan delinquencies won’t be known for some time.  If it […]
March 12, 2020

Zombie Foreclosures Grow in First Quarter

According to Attom Data Solutions’ Q1 2020 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, over 1.52 million U.S. single-family homes and condos are vacant, representing 1.5% of […]
March 11, 2020

Consumer Lenders Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fears

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks ago the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.  This was largely due to the enduring strength […]
March 9, 2020

Household Debt Tops $14 Trillion Reaching New Record

American households added $193 billion of debt in the fourth quarter, driven by a surge in mortgage loans, and overall debt levels rose to a new […]
March 4, 2020

Average FICO Score Reaches All-Time High

The average U.S. FICO score hit a record high of 703 in 2019, driven by Americans in their 30s, as a strong labor market helped people […]
March 3, 2020

New Home Sales at Highest Level Since July 2007

Single-family home sales rose 7.9% to a 764,000 annualized pace in January, exceeding the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey.  The December figure was also revised […]
February 28, 2020

Mortgage Default Drop to 15-Year Low

For the first time in 15 years, fewer than 2 million mortgaged properties lie in default or foreclosure status as of the end of January, according […]
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 […]