home loan

August 8, 2019

Most U.S. Markets Out of Reach for Would-Be Homebuyers

A good real estate agent might tell you that the general rule of thumb when buying a home is to follow a price-to-income ratio of 2.6.  […]
August 5, 2019

Almost 40% of Homes are Mortgage-Free

The percentage of homes in the U.S. that are not financed by a mortgage is increasing, according to recent data.  Zillow found that 37% of homes […]
August 1, 2019

FICO Scores Jump to 3-Year High

The average credit score of borrowers who got all types of mortgages in June rose to 731, an almost three-year high, as a strong labor market […]
April 2, 2019

Income Application Fraud Risk on the Rise

As the housing market becomes more competitive, homebuyers are increasingly pressured to seek out larger loans – leading some to misrepresent their income on loan applications. […]
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 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 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 […]
November 19, 2018

Subprime Mortgage Loans on the Rise

The number of subprime loans originated is increasing with gains across personal loans, credit cards, auto finance, and mortgages. TransUnion’s Industry Insights Report shows that while […]
November 7, 2018

Home Equity Lending is Poised to Soar

Home equity levels continue to rise, and all signs point to a market ripe for home equity lending, according to a recent report from consumer credit […]