Real Estate

June 1, 2017

Mortgage Origination Volume Hits 5-Year High

First lien originations jumped in 2016 to $2.1 trillion, the highest point since 2012, according to a report from the Urban Institute.  Of these originations, the share of […]
May 26, 2017

The Top 10 Careers for First-Time Home Buyers

Although home prices continue to rise, one degree stands above the rest as being the best for those who wish to buy at home closer to […]
May 25, 2017

Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 8-Year High In April

The delinquency rate on first-lien mortgages (30 days or more past due) stood at 4.08% as of the end of April – an increase of 12.93% […]
May 25, 2017

First-Time Homebuyers Deterred by Misconceptions

The lack of knowledge around the home purchase process was cited by 39% of mortgage executives as the leading barrier keeping potential first-time buyers from entering […]
May 23, 2017

Household Debt Hits New Record

Household debt is topping its 2008 peak prior to the housing crash. Total household debt has risen to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter, the Federal […]
May 22, 2017

Switching Gears: Builders Turn to Starter Homes to Lure Millennials

First-time buyers are rushing to buy homes after a decade on the sidelines, promising to kick a housing market already flush with luxury sales into higher […]
May 17, 2017

Majority of Homes Priced Below Pre-Recession Peak

While many reports show that home prices in many markets surpassed their previous peak, Trulia’s new study shows this is just the average, and more homes than […]
May 16, 2017

Millions of Homes Still ‘Seriously Underwater’

Since the housing recovery began a few years ago, millions of homeowners have gotten their heads back above water due to rising home prices.  That said, […]
May 12, 2017

Millennials’ Financial Habits Differ from Previous Generations

More so than Gen X and baby boomers, millennials prioritize issues like buying a home, purchasing cars, saving for and planning vacations and weddings and college […]