Real Estate

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 […]
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 […]