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The number of consumers being pursued by debt-collection agencies fell dramatically in the past year, but it's as much technicality as achievement, and bankers need to keep that in mind when reviewing the credit scores of millions of Americans.
The percentage of low down payment loans using private mortgage insurance continues to grow, and should continue as more first-time homebuyers get conforming loans, according to Keefe Bruyette & Woods.
Distance from work is a big part of the home buying decision, particularly since a quick commute often comes with higher home prices and less space. But the sweet spot in some cities is just 15 minutes away.