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February 5, 2019

Mortgage Defect Risk Rises to 4-Year Peak

In December, defect risk continued to rise across the country, according to the latest First American Loan Application Defect Index. According to the report, the frequency […]
January 23, 2019

Government Shutdown Could be ‘Fodder for Recession’

American consumers could lose faith in the economy if federal workers don’t go back to work soon, warned Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi. “If this […]
December 18, 2018

Homeowners May Start to Tap Equity in 2019

Mortgage originations are falling and will continue to do so in 2019, but rising home prices could cause an increase in homeowners seeking to tap into […]
December 13, 2018

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies at Historic Low

Delinquency rates on commercial and multifamily mortgages stayed nearly historic lows during the third quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.  “Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates […]
December 12, 2018

Americans Have Less Equity to Tap

American homeowners with a mortgage lost about $2,300 in equity this quarter, as tappable equity declined for the first time since the housing market began its […]
December 11, 2018

Home for the Holidays: Foreclosure Evictions Stalled

Though legal and administrative proceedings may advance, evictions for units owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be halted between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2. […]
December 5, 2018

Household Debt Soars to Record High

U.S. households have been taking on more debt for 17 straight quarters, leading to a total debt burden of $13.51 trillion at the end of the […]
November 12, 2018

Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50% since 2010

After increasing last year, veteran homelessness decreased in 2018 and has plummeted since 2010; in some states, veteran homelessness has even been completely eradicated. Veteran homelessness […]
November 8, 2018

Credit Scores Can Take a Year to Recover After House Purchase

LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, released its study on how buying a house affects credit scores. The analysis looked at more than 5,000 consumers who took […]