Article: U.S.families’ debt loads decline to pre-recession levels
Overall, households today are paying less than 16% of after-tax income to cover debt payments and lease obligations, the smallest share since 1984, Federal Reserve data show.
September existing-home sales fell slightly from the previous month, but remain well above year-ago levels as prices continue to escalate on new demand in key real estate markets.
September numbers are up 11% from the 4.28 million units sold a year ago.
**Articles both from LA Times