Real Estate

April 24, 2017

Consumer Defaults Predicted to Rise in 2017

About 17% of all U.S. consumers are likely to default on a loan payment over the next year, according to a recent report from UBS. More […]
April 20, 2017

Multi-Family Lending Led 2016 Commercial Market

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were big players in the multi-family sector of the commercial real estate market last year.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association […]
April 19, 2017

Homebuilder Confidence Slips in April

Confidence among homebuilders cooled in April after jumping a month earlier to the highest level since mid-2005, according to data from the National Association of Home […]
April 18, 2017

Younger Homeowners Opt for HELOCs

As interest rates increase, hovering higher than rates last year, buyers have little incentive to refinance their mortgages.  But as refis drop, a whole new loan […]
April 17, 2017

Student Loan Debt May Have Adverse Long-Term Impact

Rising student loan debt in the United States could ultimately hurt overall home ownership and consumer spending and erode colleges’ and universities’ ability to elevate lower-income students.  New […]
April 14, 2017

Average Retirement Savings is Inadequate

Most American families, even those close to retirement, have little or no retirement savings.  Not surprisingly, younger families have less stashed away. According to a report from the Economic Policy […]
April 12, 2017

Banks Rethink Credit Scores as Changes Take Effect

Come July, TransUnion, Experian and Equifax will no longer include information about tax liens and civil judgments on a consumer’s record if the data doesn’t include […]
April 11, 2017

Home Equity Loans on the Rise

Mortgage lenders, along with borrowers, are starting to welcome home equity lines of credit back into the market after the loan product began to disappear in […]
April 5, 2017

Tappable Equity Hits 10-Year High

An annual home price appreciation of 5.5% during 2016 helped to increase the number of mortgage holders with tappable equity to 39.5 million, according to new […]