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October 25, 2018

Will the Housing Market Improve?

Interest rates and low inventory caused home sales to fall in September, but Realtors expect housing conditions to improve over the next six months.  The Buyer […]
October 24, 2018

Who is Most Likely to Default on Student Loan Debt?

The Urban Institute released a report on the trends seen with borrowers who are more likely to default on their student loan debt. The report found […]
October 22, 2018

Low Unemployment Rates Push Mortgage Defaults Lower

The mortgage delinquency rate fell to a 12-year low, with declines expected to continue as the unemployment rate stays down, according to CoreLogic. About 4.1% of […]
October 19, 2018

Recession Risk is Currently ‘Below Average’

The U.S. economic expansion is probably only in its middle stages, with the chances of a recession in the next three years at a “below average” […]
October 17, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Sinks to Lowest Level in 13 Years

There was a significant decrease in foreclosures at the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Foreclosure Market Report.  According […]
October 16, 2018

Rising Rates, Lower Income Hurt Consumers’ View of Housing

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased slightly in September, falling 0.3 points to 87.7, reversing August’s increase. The dip can be attributed to decreases […]
October 12, 2018

Consumers Confidence Surges and Spikes Economy

The American consumer appears to be in good shape heading into the final quarter of the year, which includes the busy holiday-shopping season. Investors will be […]
October 11, 2018

Mortgage Application Defect Risk Down

Mortgage application defect risk is down from a year ago, but Hurricane Florence will likely tear through results in affected areas in the coming months. The […]
October 10, 2018

Foreclosed Home Values Appreciate Faster Than Typical Homes

According to a new report by Zillow, value of U.S. homes that were foreclosed on during the Great Recession are appreciating rapidly, up 10.3% over the […]