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March 26, 2019

HELOC Demand Falls to 15-Year Low

Home equity is sitting above the $15 trillion mark nationwide, according to the Federal Reserve, but interest in more costly forms of debt, like credit cards […]
March 22, 2019

Homeowners Gain $9,700 in Equity in 2018

The average U.S. homeowner gained $9,700 in equity from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest report from […]
March 21, 2019

Multifamily Real Estate Had Best Year Since 2000

Any way you look at it, 2018 was the best year for multifamily real estate this century: Renters paid more for housing than they ever have […]
March 19, 2019

Foreclosure Rate Plummets to Near 20-Year Low

The share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process fell to 0.4% in December, tying with the previous month for the lowest rate since […]
March 18, 2019

Mortgage Lender Optimism Improves Slightly

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8% from the previous […]
March 13, 2019

Community Banks Brace for Challenging Year

For community bankers, 2018 was a downward march, culminating in a new low for the Bank Experience Index.  The index, which gauges access to capital, loan […]
March 6, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies on the Rise

Loan delinquencies for household debt have remained consistent over the past year, but Moody’s Investors Service predicts this is about the change.  A new Federal Reserve […]
March 5, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Jumps 4.6%

In January, declining mortgage rates mixed with higher loan applications led to more risk of fraud and other errors in the home loan applications, according to […]
March 1, 2019

Over 75% of Economists Predict a Recession by 2021

More than three-quarters of business economists expect the U.S. to enter a recession by the end of 2021, though a majority still estimate the Federal Reserve […]