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What’s Driving Default Risk?

Despite a strong economy a new study reported an increase in default risk in Q3. What factors are driving these increases?

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Negative Equity Falls Across the U.S.

A new study has found that homeowners with negative equity, those who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, are decreasing. Here’s how rising home equity can support additional consumption spending and home improvement expenditures.

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Strong Economy, Strong Housing Market

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Despite slowdowns in consumer spending and business investment fixed growth, both the economy and the housing market have remained steady.

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How Do Natural Disasters Impact Delinquency Rates?

With the job market improving, delinquencies are starting to shrink. See just how much delinquencies and foreclosures have dropped in the last few months.

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The Week Ahead: Spotlight on Economic Trends

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The Federal Reserve will release data from its Beige Book on Wednesday, which presents a summary of economic conditions and activities. Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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Freddie Weighs in on Housing Market

Affordability challenges slowed the growth of home sales this summer, according to Freddie Mac's housing market forecast. Yet, buyer demand remains strong due to these factors.

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Looking into the Housing Market in 2019

Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac speaks to DS News on what’s causing the affordability crunch and the factors that are likely to impact the housing market in 2019. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the August issue of DS News.

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Economy Gets an Upgrade, Despite Housing Drag

Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group just revised upward its economic 2018 forecast due to anticipated inventory restocking. Here’s why the housing market didn’t help add to the positive outlook.

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A Snapshot of Economic and Housing Trends

The Fed, after its latest meeting, upgraded its view on the economy. While echoing the Fed’s sentiments on the economy, here’s what a report from the Treasury said about the housing market.

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Predicting the Path for Housing in 2019


While rising tariffs, tightening fiscal policy and trade uncertainty didn’t hurt the economy or housing market in the second quarter, a Fannie Mae report looks at how sustainable can these growth numbers be.

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