Recession

August 16, 2019

Consumer Debt/Economic Concern Raises Mortgage Default Risk

Mortgage default risk rose in the U.S. in Q1 2019 as a result of increased economic risk and borrower risk, according to the recently launched Milliman […]
August 8, 2019

Most U.S. Markets Out of Reach for Would-Be Homebuyers

A good real estate agent might tell you that the general rule of thumb when buying a home is to follow a price-to-income ratio of 2.6.  […]
August 2, 2019

Economists Predict 2020 Recession

This month, the United States set a record for the longest economic expansion.  However this is forecasted to end in 2020. According to a panel of […]
August 1, 2019

FICO Scores Jump to 3-Year High

The average credit score of borrowers who got all types of mortgages in June rose to 731, an almost three-year high, as a strong labor market […]
July 31, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies Spiked in June

While seasonal factors were attributed to the monthly rise in mortgage delinquencies for June, the jump was still much higher than last year’s fairly steady increase, […]
July 24, 2019

Loose Credit Standards Reach Post-Housing Crisis High

As purchase applications stalled this spring despite low mortgage rates, lenders continued to loosen credit standards in May, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mortgage credit […]
July 23, 2019

Borrowers Better at Paying Mortgages

American homeowners are doing a fine job keeping up with their mortgage payments, a strong sign of a healthy, functioning economy. The latest report from the […]
July 15, 2019

Mortgage Delinquency Rate Lowest in 20 Years

Americans are now better at paying their mortgages on time than any point in the past 20 years. According to CoreLogic’s latest monthly Loan Performance Insights […]
July 12, 2019

33% of Americans Have Cut Their Spending

When it comes to money, do most people prefer to spend, save, donate or invest?  The answer may come as a surprise. Contrary to what you […]