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May 19, 2020

Credit Card Spending Down 40%

Spending on JPMorgan Chase & Co. credit cards plunged 40% for the average U.S. family at the start of the coronavirus slowdown, an “enormous” drop that […]
April 6, 2020

Consumer Expectations Deteriorate in March

Americans increasingly were worried about losing their jobs and expected to curb their growth in spending in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a March survey […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
June 21, 2019

14 Years Needed to Save for a Down Payment

The nationwide average to save for a 20% down payment for a median-priced home on a median income is now 14 years, according to Unison’s Home […]
June 17, 2019

FHA Loans Becoming More Risky

Citing rising risks among the mortgages it is backing, the Federal Housing Administration announced earlier this year that it was changing some of its lending rules.  […]
June 5, 2019

Consumer Confidence Surges to Near 18-Year High

Expectations of economic growth paint a sunny picture for summer home buying with consumer confidence approaching an 18-year high. Potential buyers positively assessed income, business and […]