Our take on the latest trending events:

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Homes values have been rising in several different metropolitan areas, and now many properties have prices that exceed the conforming loan values set forth by government programs.
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Americans have changed how they harness credit card debt, a financial consulting firm stated recently, and these new practices could potentially constrain loan sales by reducing the supply of available debt.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released a report containing information on how consumers can use electronic methods to complete the paperwork involved in a mortgage closing.
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Lending standards could potentially weaken as housing prices continue to increase, Lindsey Piegza, chief economist for privately-owned brokerage Sterne Agee, stated recently.
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The total value of automobile loans outstanding rose in March, and the increased supply of this type of debt could bolster loan sales.
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Pending home sales surged in March, and this development could affect loan sales by increasing the supply of available mortgage debt.
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U.S. economic growth seems to be picking up, and this development could affect both loan origination and loan sales by bolstering the sentiment of consumers and the demand for credit.
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New York City's economy keeps getting stronger, according to the recent improvement in many economic indicators.
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Various measures of consumer confidence have shown strength lately, and the continued improvement in this sentiment could fuel more robust loan origination by increasing the demand for credit.
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Strong durable goods order data for March showed the robust nature of the economy, and this continued improvement could help bolster loan origination by making consumers more confident.
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New home sales dropped sharply in March, and this development could combine with more stringent lending standards to affect loan sales by reducing the supply of debt.
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Retail sales surged in March, and the sharp gain could potentially drive up loan origination by supporting demand for credit.
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Economic conditions in Texas are strong and improving, and this situation could help support loan sales by increasing both the supply and demand for credit.
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U.S. consumer defaults plunged in March, and this development could affect loan sales and pricing by lowering the supply of low-quality credit.
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U.S. mortgage lending plunged during the first quarter of 2014, and this development could easily affect the price and volume of loan sales by reducing supply.
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Condominium developments have been springing up all over in U.S. metropolitan areas, and this trend could easily impact loan sales by increasing the amount of available debt.
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U.S. consumer borrowing surged more than economists had expected in February, and this development could bolster loan sales if banks seek to unload any excess credit they have extended.
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U.S. banks have been facing many challenges recently that could hamper their fiscal results, and lenders in this situation might turn to buying loan portfolios in order to bolster their financial performance.
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Several measures of consumer delinquency fell during the fourth quarter of last year, according to a survey conducted by the American Bankers Association.
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Many participants in a recent industry survey expressed optimistic views of the housing market, and this strong sentiment could foreshadow more robust loan origination.
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More than 80 percent of lenders taking part in a recent American Bankers Association survey predicted that consumers will have reduced access to mortgages as a result of new industry regulations.
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Banks across the U.S. have been focusing on the leverage ratio, and complying with this particular requirement could motivate them to make loans that they consider safer or have lower capital requirements.
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Temporary positions in the U.S. have surged lately, and this situation could potentially have a significant impact on credit markets if it is a precursor to the creation of more full-time jobs.
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The U.S. economy has been creating jobs consistently for many months, most recently boosting payrolls in March, and sustained labor market improvement could bolster loan origination by putting more money in the pockets of consumers and making them more optimistic about the future and willing to borrow.
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Consumers have been keeping a lid on their credit balances while issuers continue to hold high underwriting standards, and these issues could limit distressed debt sales by reducing supply.
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Investors are flocking to debt, and their strong desire could push whole loans higher in price.
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Millennials are facing myriad challenges, and these difficulties could constrict their demand for credit and undermine loan origination.
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