Recession

August 23, 2017

14 Million Homeowners Now “Equity Rich”

Home equity is growing as home prices rise across the U.S., and the number of equity-rich properties increased by 1.6 million from last year, according to […]
August 18, 2017

2017 Back-to-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year while back-to-school spending is expected […]
August 17, 2017

No Housing Bubble … Just Yet

As home prices continue to rise across the U.S., the dreaded b-word is beginning to be heard in some overheated markets.  However, many companies insist that despite the […]
August 16, 2017

Delinquency Rate Near 10-Year Low

The mortgage delinquency rate reached its lowest point in nearly a decade in May due to tighter underwriting, according to CoreLogic. Also improving mortgage performance were […]
August 15, 2017

Homeowners and Appraisers Still Don’t Agree

Across the U.S., homeowners continue to overvalue their home in comparison to appraisers, but the gap is narrowing. Homeowners overestimated property value by 1.55% in July.  […]
August 14, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Down in July

Though the Trepp CMBS Delinquency Rate climbed steeply in June, it retreated just as quickly in July. The delinquency rate for US commercial real estate loans […]
August 10, 2017

Consumer Borrowing Slows in June

Consumer borrowing slowed a bit in June from the torrid growth in the prior month, but continued at a solid pace, according to government data released […]
August 9, 2017

Homeownership Up From 50-Year Low

The U.S. homeownership rate climbed in the second quarter, a signal that the sharp downward spiral that began after the housing crash is finally reversing.  The […]
August 8, 2017

Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

Small business owners are more optimistic than they have been in a decade, according to a new Wells Fargo and Gallup small business survey.  The survey resulted in a Small […]