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AD&C Credit Standards Tighten, Even as Outstanding Loan Amounts Rise

Credit standards on loan applications for construction and land development loans or credit lines tightened, on net, over the fourth quarter of 2015. According to the most recent iteration of the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, a net share of 12.7% said that lending standards at their respective commercial bank tightened. The net share represents the difference between… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Expands

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.8%, $167.4 billion, in the month of November 2015, 0.6 percentage point slower than the 5.4% rate of growth recorded in October 2015. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.526 trillion. The increase in total consumer credit outstanding partly reflected an expansion in the outstanding amount of revolving consumer credit. Revolving credit,… Read More ›

Housing Equity Continues to Expand

The Financial Accounts of the United States shows continued improvement in the aggregate home equity position of U.S. households. Household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $21.826 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, $1.365 trillion higher than its level, $20.461 trillion, in the third quarter of 2014. At the same time, home mortgage debt outstanding,… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Continues to Grow

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.5%, $191.8 billion, in the month of October 2015, 4.4 percentage point slower than the 9.9% rate of growth recorded in September 2015. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.512 trillion. The increase in total consumer credit outstanding largely reflected an expansion in the outstanding amount of non-revolving consumer credit. Non-revolving consumer… Read More ›

HELOCs Continue to Shrink, But at Larger Banks

According the Federal Reserve Bank of New York the outstanding amount of home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) was the only debt category to record a decrease in the third quarter of 2015. Home equity lines of credit are an important source of financing for home remodeling projects. Over the quarter, the outstanding amount of HELOCs fell by 1.4%, $7… Read More ›

Mortgage Debt Outstanding Expands

Aggregate household debt outstanding totaled $12.065 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, 3.5%, $355 billion, greater than its level of one year ago. According to the report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, housing-related debt, mortgages and home equity lines of credit rose by a combined amount of 1.3%, $109 billion. Mortgage debt outstanding rose by… Read More ›

NAHB Survey Finds AD&C Lending Standards Easing

Builders and developers continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) loans. On net, 30.3% of survey respondents indicated that overall lending standards on AD&C loan availability had eased in the third quarter of 2015. In the second quarter, a net share of 30.7% of survey respondents said that lending standards had eased. Since the index… Read More ›

NAHB Survey Finds AD&C Lending Standards Easing

Builders and developers continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) loans. On net, 30.3% of survey respondents indicated that overall lending standards on AD&C loan availability had eased in the third quarter of 2015. In the second quarter, a net share of 30.7% of survey respondents said that lending standards had eased. Since the index… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Expands

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7.5%, $257.7 billion, in the third quarter of 2015, 1.0 percentage point slower than the 8.5% rate of growth recorded in the second quarter of 2015. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.499 trillion. The increase in total consumer credit outstanding partly reflected an expansion in the outstanding amount of… Read More ›