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June 6, 2019

Household Debt Hits $13.67 Trillion

Total U.S. household debt rose 0.9% from the prior quarter to $13.67 trillion in the first three months of 2019, about in line with the pace […]
June 3, 2019

Home Affordability Returns After 3 Years

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index.  According to First American’s data, unadjusted house […]
May 31, 2019

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

American optimism about the economy continued to recover in May, following a dip earlier this year, according to a monthly barometer of consumers’ mood.  The Conference Board […]
May 30, 2019

Americans Still View Housing as Good Investment

A majority of Americans (65%) think it is still a good idea to invest in a home, according to the latest survey of consumer expectations of […]
May 1, 2019

Home Vacancy Rates are Back to the 90s

Home vacancy data released by the Census Bureau, shows that we’re back to the 90s.  The rate of vacant homes dropped to 1.4%, the lowest level […]
April 30, 2019

Credit Card Charge-Offs Rise

Red flags are flying in the credit-card industry after a key gauge of bad debt jumped to the highest level in almost seven years. The charge-off […]
April 17, 2019

Credit Card and Auto Loan Delinquencies Spike

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling in six of the 11 categories tracked by ABA. However, the American Bankers Association’s […]
April 16, 2019

2108 Set New Record for Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Lending

Commercial and multifamily lenders had another banner year in 2018, when closed-loan originations rose 8% to a high of $574 billion. “Borrowing and lending backed by […]
April 15, 2019

Consumer Credit Delinquencies on the Rise

Sound underwriting coupled with family-income and home-price growth have helped push mortgage delinquency rates down.  According to CoreLogic’s TrueStandings data, at the end of 2018 the […]