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March 23, 2020

A Message to Our Clients

We hope this note finds you and your families safe and healthy during this time of turmoil and uncertainty.  Throughout the world, society is taking unprecedented measures […]
March 16, 2020

Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Low Despite Mounting Fears

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, any impact from the coronavirus outbreak on commercial and multifamily loan delinquencies won’t be known for some time.  If it […]
March 11, 2020

Consumer Lenders Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fears

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks ago the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.  This was largely due to the enduring strength […]
March 10, 2020

Consumer Sentiment Spikes in February Amid Health Concerns

U.S. consumer sentiment figures for February came in higher than expected despite the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.  Consumer sentiment rose to 101.0 in February, nearly matching […]
March 9, 2020

Household Debt Tops $14 Trillion Reaching New Record

American households added $193 billion of debt in the fourth quarter, driven by a surge in mortgage loans, and overall debt levels rose to a new […]
March 6, 2020

Coronavirus, Election Uncertainty May Impact New Vehicle Sales

TrueCar, Inc.’s data and analytics subsidiary, ALG, project total new vehicle sales will reach 1,373,516 units in February 2020, up 0.2% from a year ago when […]
March 4, 2020

Average FICO Score Reaches All-Time High

The average U.S. FICO score hit a record high of 703 in 2019, driven by Americans in their 30s, as a strong labor market helped people […]
March 3, 2020

New Home Sales at Highest Level Since July 2007

Single-family home sales rose 7.9% to a 764,000 annualized pace in January, exceeding the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey.  The December figure was also revised […]
February 28, 2020

Mortgage Default Drop to 15-Year Low

For the first time in 15 years, fewer than 2 million mortgaged properties lie in default or foreclosure status as of the end of January, according […]