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Moody’s: Lenders making more credit more easily available

June 23, 2014
Lenders are making credit more available to borrowers with less than perfect risk scores because of declining loan losses and the improving economy.
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Making mortgage lemons

Tighter underwriting doesn't make up for strong oversight...it just limits the market
October 7, 2013
Requiring very high credit scores may reduce the risk of default, but it doesn’t prevent us from making a mortgage lemon and only serves to dramatically reduce the pool of eligible borrowers, writes Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.
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Full-blown housing recovery remains an illusory goal

Average FICO score sits 50-pts above pre-crisis levels
September 30, 2013
A full-blown housing recovery could push the nation closer to full employment, but a confluence of factors have made this an illusory goal, researchers claim in a new report from Moody’s Analytics and the Urban Institute.
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Housing finance reform remains a hurdle for Capitol Hill

Zandi: Since GSE takeover nothing meaningful has changed
September 12, 2013
The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held an open hearing Thursday to push forward with housing finance reform. The only problem is while most lawmakers know it's needed, a comprehensive, linear and widely accepted solution has yet to gain major traction in Congress.
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Zillow data available to Moody's Analytics customers

September 11, 2013
Zillow announced it is offering its full suite of real estate aggregate data and related indices to customers of Moody's Analytics, which includes Zillow’s Home Value Index and negative equity data.
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US payrolls grow by 176,000 jobs

September 5, 2013
Private sector payrolls grew by 176,000 jobs from July to August, down slightly from July when roughly 198,000 positions were added.
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Jobless claims fall by 15,000 filings

Lowest level in six years
August 15, 2013
The labor market continues to steadily improve, with the number of applications for unemployment insurance falling to 320,000 filings, the lowest level in almost six years, the government said Thursday.
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Moody’s enhances risk assessment tool for bank stress tests

July 25, 2013
Moody’s Analytics released an enhanced version of RiskCalc™ Plus, its tool for measuring the probability of default and a key credit risk management tool.
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Consumers shed debt, cut mortgage balances

March 5, 2012
The total balance of outstanding home loans fell by $1 trillion, or 10.4%, in the past four years as consumers continue to shed debt.The latest numbers...
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