Recession

March 26, 2018

Retail Property Loans are Trouble Spot

While delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities were mostly flat to declining in February compared with January, the troubled retail sector is still a sore spot.  […]
March 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

An analysis published in Nature Human Behavior used data from the Gallup World Poll to put a price on optimal emotional well-being.  The amount?  Between $60,000 […]
March 21, 2018

Auto Finance Delinquencies Level Off; Volume Up

Serious auto finance delinquencies (60 days or more past due) “plateaued” in the fourth quarter, remaining relatively flat at 1.43% as compared with the prior-year quarter, […]
March 20, 2018

Commercial Property Delinquencies Plummet

The delinquency rate for securitized loans in the commercial real-estate industry has dropped for  8 consecutive months, defying expectations in recent years of a wave of […]
March 19, 2018

Serious Delinquency Rate Hit 11-Year Low

Though early-stage mortgage delinquencies inched up in December, serious delinquency and foreclosure inventory rates declined on an annual basis, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report. […]
March 14, 2018

Household Debt Rose at Fastest Rate Since 2007

U.S. household debt jumped in the fourth quarter at the fastest pace of this expansion while wealth gains continued amid a rising stock market, underscoring the […]
March 13, 2018

Entry-Level Housing Shortage Pushes Up Prices

With buyers scrambling for homes on anticipated mortgage rate growth, house values continued to rise at the start of the year, making entry-level homes even less […]
March 12, 2018

Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Decline

Commercial and multifamily fourth-quarter mortgage delinquency rates improved for most investor types compared to one year prior as the U.S. economy continued its recovery.  Across the […]
February 22, 2018

Tough Spring Home-Buying Season Looms Ahead

The 2018 spring home buying season could be even more competitive than last year’s, marked by fewer listings, quicker sales, and a higher percentage of homes […]