housing bubble

November 7, 2017

Are Some Cities Close to a Housing Bubble?

According to a recent report released by the Urban Institute, with home prices on the rise, some cities are inching closer to a housing bubble.  The […]
August 17, 2017

No Housing Bubble … Just Yet

As home prices continue to rise across the U.S., the dreaded b-word is beginning to be heard in some overheated markets.  However, many companies insist that despite the […]
August 9, 2017

Homeownership Up From 50-Year Low

The U.S. homeownership rate climbed in the second quarter, a signal that the sharp downward spiral that began after the housing crash is finally reversing.  The […]
June 5, 2017

Home Prices Not Back To Pre-Crisis Levels

Home prices increase a little more each month, even hitting new peaks in many markets, yet experts insist they are not back at bubble-era levels.  The […]
May 23, 2017

Household Debt Hits New Record

Household debt is topping its 2008 peak prior to the housing crash. Total household debt has risen to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter, the Federal […]
May 4, 2017

Renters Finally Turning Toward Homeownership

The homeownership rate has been on the decline ever since the peak of the housing bubble a decade ago.  However, last month, the Census Department said […]
April 10, 2017

Auto Loan Defaults Not Likely to Cause Next Bubble

An increase in the delinquency of risky auto loans probably won’t send the U.S. economy into the doldrums the way the mortgage loan crisis did in […]
October 21, 2016

New Home Mortgage Apps Rise 3% in September

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 3% relative to September 2015. […]
September 21, 2016

Some Cities Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages

More than 1 in 10 U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages.  This number is much less than a year ago and far lower than when the […]