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September 26, 2019

Mortgage Credit Tightens Despite Strong Demand

Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI).  Mortgage credit tightened despite falling interest rates and a strong uptick in […]
September 18, 2019

“Tappable” Equity Climbs to New High of $6.3 Trillion

Tappable equity reached an all-time high of $6.3 trillion in the second quarter as home-price gains made real estate more valuable.  The amount of equity homeowners […]
August 20, 2019

U.S. Homeownership Tenure Reaches Record High

American homeowners are staying put longer than ever before, with the average tenure reaching a record high of 8.09 years in the second quarter of 2019. […]
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 […]