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June 14, 2019

Negative Equity Falls; Home Equity Gains Slow

A majority of U.S. homeowners saw significant home equity gains in the first quarter, as home prices continued to rise in most markets.  That means fewer […]
June 7, 2019

April New Business Volume up 11%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for April was $8.8 billion, up 11% […]
June 4, 2019

Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Declines

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications during April decreased by 4.2% from March, according to new data […]
June 3, 2019

Home Affordability Returns After 3 Years

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index.  According to First American’s data, unadjusted house […]
May 2, 2019

Most Insurers Believe a Recession is Looming

Most insurers believe that the U.S. will enter an economic recession sometime within the next two years, according to the latest annual Goldman Sachs Asset Management […]
May 1, 2019

Home Vacancy Rates are Back to the 90s

Home vacancy data released by the Census Bureau, shows that we’re back to the 90s.  The rate of vacant homes dropped to 1.4%, the lowest level […]
April 17, 2019

Credit Card and Auto Loan Delinquencies Spike

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling in six of the 11 categories tracked by ABA. However, the American Bankers Association’s […]
April 16, 2019

2108 Set New Record for Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Lending

Commercial and multifamily lenders had another banner year in 2018, when closed-loan originations rose 8% to a high of $574 billion. “Borrowing and lending backed by […]
April 11, 2019

Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Lowest in 20 Years

In January 2019, 4% of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 4.9% a year earlier and the lowest for the month of […]