home purchase

February 5, 2019

Mortgage Defect Risk Rises to 4-Year Peak

In December, defect risk continued to rise across the country, according to the latest First American Loan Application Defect Index. According to the report, the frequency […]
November 8, 2018

Credit Scores Can Take a Year to Recover After House Purchase

LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, released its study on how buying a house affects credit scores. The analysis looked at more than 5,000 consumers who took […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
September 11, 2018

Housing Sentiment Buoyed by Job Outlook

Housing sentiment moved up for the first time since May, according to the August 2018 Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae.  The HPSI was […]
August 17, 2018

Buying a Home is the Most Stressful Life Event

It’s no secret that buying a home can be a complicated and even confusing process – and now one survey showed just how stressful Americans say […]
June 15, 2018

First-Time Buyers Account for 46% of Mortgages

Young Americans are hitting more and more homeownership roadblocks: crippling student debt, escalating home prices, surging mortgage rates and a scarcity of listings.  So why have […]
April 19, 2018

Credit Risk at Highest Level since 2013

Lenders are slowly easing their credit standards as credit risk hit its highest level since 2013, according to the latest Housing Credit Availability Index (HCAI) from […]
February 2, 2018

Buying a Home is Low Priority for Debt-Ridden

Credit score damage is a chief regret among consumers, but among financial goals it impedes, buying a home lies further down the food chain than other […]
September 1, 2017

Millennial Homebuyers Worry About Affordability

According to a recent survey conducted by loanDepot, 52% of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1997), cite no longer wanting to pay rent and being ready to […]