Mortgage

June 16, 2016

Mortgage Write-Offs Hit 9-Year Low

According to data from the April 2016 Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, the total balance of write-offs year-to-date in March for first mortgages, home equity lines of credit […]
June 15, 2016

Lenders Surprised by Trended Mortgage Data

When a consumer refinances or pays off her house in preparation for moving, you might expect her to reduce other debts to help get the new […]
June 13, 2016

Is Summer the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Step aside, spring. Summer is becoming the new hot season for home buying, according to a Florida Atlantic University economist.  Competition fueled by low inventory and […]
June 10, 2016

The Link Between Education and Homeownership

A new report from First American Financial Corp. has found that the difference in homeownership between those without high school degrees and those with a bachelor’s […]
June 9, 2016

Multifamily Outlook: Rent Growth to Remain High

A new national market outlook from Yardi® Matrix forecasts that jobs and population growth will spur rent growth of about 5% in 2016.  The report, “Multifamily […]
June 7, 2016

What are Homebuyers’ Biggest Concerns?

Homebuyers are growing more worried about competition from other buyers, but housing affordability remains their top concern, according to a new survey by the real estate […]
June 6, 2016

Big Banks Warn of Slipping Credit

The heads of several big banks warned of looming deterioration in their loan books at a recent industry conference.  In the years following the crisis, asset […]
June 3, 2016

No Rest for the Weary: More Americans Working Past 65

Almost 20% of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the highest number […]
June 2, 2016

Consumer Borrowing Surges at Fastest Pace Since 2001

Household borrowing surged in March at the fastest pace since November 2001 as financing for automobiles picked up and Americans’ outstanding credit-card debt soared.  The $29.7 billion […]