The application rate for any kind of credit dropped to just over 41% this year from nearly 45% in 2022, according to a Fed survey.
Just before the pandemic, the New York Fed found that about 9% of people had bills that ended up in collections. Now, less than 5% do.
Pending home sales fell more than 7% in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. While demand for homes is still high, people are having a harder time qualifying for mortgages — and that's intensifying demand for cheaper homes.
Islamic finance offers alternatives to conventional loans and mortgages to comply with a religious prohibition on interest, which is seen as financial exploitation.
Mortgage rates are still high, but some real estate agents have been citing an old refrain: "You can always refinance." Except, others say, when you can't
These mortgages were key to the economic climate that led to the 2008 financial crisis. First Republic had a lot of them.
Total loan balances rose from last quarter and year over year, according to the FDIC. There are good reasons to borrow now.
Many older people have lower incomes and less time to pay off loans than younger counterparts, making lenders hesitant.
It used to be the top mortgage lender in the country.
Laurie Stewart, CEO of Sound Community Bank in Seattle, says she's seen a "real uptick in demand for deposits."