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March 28, 2018

New Housing Starts: A Warning Sign for a Recession?

The government reported on Friday that the number of home construction projects that broke ground last month fell 7% versus the prior month.  The report is […]
March 27, 2018

Homeowner Equity Increased by $908 Billion

CoreLogic’s Home Equity Report for the fourth quarter shows that U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all properties) have seen their equity increase 12.2% year […]
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 22, 2018

Consumer Credit Market Ends 2017 on a High Note

The consumer credit market concluded 2017 with strong performances across multiple credit products. TransUnion’s Q4 2017 Industry Insights Report found that most indicators suggest a healthy […]
March 21, 2018

Auto Finance Delinquencies Level Off; Volume Up

Serious auto finance delinquencies (60 days or more past due) “plateaued” in the fourth quarter, remaining relatively flat at 1.43% as compared with the prior-year quarter, […]
March 20, 2018

Commercial Property Delinquencies Plummet

The delinquency rate for securitized loans in the commercial real-estate industry has dropped for  8 consecutive months, defying expectations in recent years of a wave of […]
March 19, 2018

Serious Delinquency Rate Hit 11-Year Low

Though early-stage mortgage delinquencies inched up in December, serious delinquency and foreclosure inventory rates declined on an annual basis, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report. […]
March 16, 2018

Consumers to See More Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Make sure to don green to ensure the “luck o’ the Irish” come March 17.  St. Patrick’s Days ranks among the year’s most popular eating drinking […]