Millions of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure during the housing crisis are now getting a second chance at home ownership. Fortunately for our nation’s economy, time heals credit reports. The improvement in credit scores means more Americans will have the ability and means to once again apply for loans, and not just home loans.
“Improving credit scores might entice households to start borrowing more in general,” said Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at real estate search engine Trulia.
That, combined with an improved rate of employment and bigger increases in pay, could give consumer spending, which accounts for almost 70 percent of the U.S. economy, an increase over the next couple of years.
The number of consumers with a new foreclosure added to their credit reports peaked at about 566,000 in the second quarter of 2009, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The home ownership rate for consumers who are 35 to 44 years old, which includes members of the generation most hurt by the housing crisis, has risen for two straight quarters on a year-over-year basis, U.S. Census data show. That is the first time this has happened in two years and another sign some of the previously foreclosed-upon buyers are returning to the market.
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