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April 10, 2018

Confidence in Housing Market on the Rise

Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according […]
April 10, 2018

In the Know: All About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially its ability to rise (and fall) by thousands of dollars within a single day. Interest in the virtual […]
April 5, 2018

ARMs Have Lower Fraud Risk

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM) are likely to offset the increase in application defects in purchase mortgages as rising rates pull consumers away from refinancing, according to the […]
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 15, 2018

What is Synthetic Identity Fraud?

The use of synthetic identities is causing more credit card losses than ever. However, the rate of growth of this type of fraud is slowing, according […]
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 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 […]
March 6, 2018

Mortgage Fraud Risk High in Condo Market

First American Financial Corporation, a provider of title insurance, settlement and risk solutions, released the First American Loan Application Defect Index for January 2018.  The index […]