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Credit Index Shows Decline in Risk for Q4 2016
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Credit Index Shows Decline in Risk for Q4 2016

The primary cause of the Housing Credit Index decline over the last five years is... More

New York Fed Survey: 33% of Americans Unlikely to Come Up With $2,000 in an Emergency
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New York Fed Survey: 33% of Americans Unlikely to Come Up With $2,000 in an Emergency

Respondents too discouraged to apply to credit rose to 7.1% in Feb 2017 from 5.7%... More

Housing Will Cost You Big in These Popular Cities
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Housing Will Cost You Big in These Popular Cities

From credit score to housing to income ratio, what should you think about before... More

Mortgage Originations Rose in Q4 2016
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Mortgage Originations Rose in Q4 2016

Median credit scores remain near their peak as origination grow for the second... More

Credit Scoring Changes May Help Hopeful Minority Home Buyers
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Credit Scoring Changes May Help Hopeful Minority Home Buyers

Mortgage lenders can now take more than a surface look at a borrower’s... More

Household Debt is Rising Near Recession Levels
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Household Debt is Rising Near Recession Levels

The $12.58 trillion total recorded last year is dangerously close to 2008’s record... More

HELOC Payments Increasing
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HELOC Payments Increasing

And many borrowers are unaware that they will be paying more per month. More

AEI: First-Time-Buyer Loan Volume Rose 14% YOY
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AEI: First-Time-Buyer Loan Volume Rose 14% YOY

First-Time Mortgage Risk Index stands at 15.6% as of August 2016, 6.4% higher than... More

Home Builders Struggle to Meet Housing Demand
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Home Builders Struggle to Meet Housing Demand

Whether it's lending or labor, home builders just can't build quickly enough to... More

How Millennials are Circumventing the Mortgage Process
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How Millennials are Circumventing the Mortgage Process

Despite possible credit issues, millennials still have a secret weapon when it... More

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