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The MReport Webcast: Thursday 12/3/2015

It appears more Americans are confident about the overall state of the economy and are taking out more loans, and mortgages play an enormous role in this increase. In each of the nation's 25 largest cities, consumers took on more debt in the third quarter of 2015 compared to last year. This boost in borrowing and lending reversed the trend of falling consumer debt that occurred for several years.

Equifax's National Consumer Credit Trends Report released Wednesday shows that total consumer debt tipped over the 10 trillion dollars mark to 10 point 15 trillion dollars in the third quarter. This number is 2 point 43 percent higher than the 9 point 91 trillion dollars’ worth of consumer debt reached in the third quarter of 2014, which is double the increase from 2013 to 2014.

The future of housing in America can seem so close, yet so far away, but government officials and housing experts are already hot on the case making their evaluations of the present state of the market and predictions for the future. HUD Secretary Julián Castro discussed the future of housing Wednesday in a discussion forum, which highlighted issues surrounding affordable housing across America.

About Author: Seth Welborn

Seth Welborn is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing. He is a contributing writer for MReport. An East Texas Native, he has studied abroad in Athens, Greece and works part-time as a photographer.

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