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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 […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
October 29, 2018

American Homeowners are Staying Put

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record.  This is a sharp contrast to the mobility Americans have for […]
August 13, 2018

Mortgage Default Risk Climbs Steadily

The risk of mortgage defaults reached its highest point since the second quarter of 2015 as lenders loosen credit, according to VantageScore.  With mortgage rates trending […]
November 14, 2017

Housing Affordability Still Strong Despite Price Increases

Home prices continue to increase, yet affordability actually improved since July, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Black Knight.  As of September, the average […]
April 25, 2017

Housing Confidence Dips in March

Americans came down off their confidence high in March as fewer say now is a good time to buy a home, according to Fannie Mae’s Home […]
April 19, 2017

Homebuilder Confidence Slips in April

Confidence among homebuilders cooled in April after jumping a month earlier to the highest level since mid-2005, according to data from the National Association of Home […]
March 2, 2017

Most Markets Hit Record Housing Prices in 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year – but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets […]
January 18, 2017

Will Higher Interest Rates Lead Buyers to Cheaper Homes?

Homebuyers haven’t had it easy lately. Prices were up nearly 8% in November compared to last year while inventory declined.  Add rising mortgage rates to the […]