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The Consumers vs. Home Prices

The latest Consumer Expectations survey released by the Federal Reserve of New York has found that household expectations about income earnings and spending growth remain robust. But what are consumers saying about home price changes?

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Debt Practices and the Downward Poverty Spiral

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A four-state collaborative of nonprofits has released a new report examining how state systems of debt collection, fines, and fees can create ‘downward spirals’ for low-income communities. Click through to read the full report.

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Is the Housing Market Over-leveraged?

Noting a strong correlation between housing leverage and serious delinquency, researchers at the New York Fed answer the question of whether homeowners are currently over-leveraged and how likely they are to default if home prices begin to slide.

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Breaking Down Consumer Debt Collection Complaints

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has released a new Complaint Snapshot, exploring consumer complaints regarding modern debt-collection practices. The Bureau has received approximately 400,500 debt collection complaints since July 2011, amounting to 27 ...

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The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt

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Mortgage debt makes up a noticeably smaller share of total consumer debt than it did a decade ago, according to the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, covering data for March 2018. According to the Equifax report, mortgage debt ...

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