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NHC Urges Joseph Otting to Continue CMF Allocations
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NHC Urges Joseph Otting to Continue CMF Allocations

The National Housing Conference (NHC) along with its coalition members submitted a letter to Acting Director Joseph Otting on Monday, urging the...

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Home Prices and the “Bifurcated Market”

Mortgage risk is rising even as the growth of home price appreciation continues at a different pace at the lower and higher end of the market....

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ALTA Recognizes Title Industry Professionals

Washington, D. C.-based American Land Title Association has announced the award of a National Title Professional (NTP) to Mary Jo Edmiston, MTP and...

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How Home Values Affect Education
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How Home Values Affect Education

Access to the best quality of education might well depend on the value of your home, according to a study by Zillow. The latest Zillow Housing...

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The Three Cities Where Delinquencies Rose
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The Three Cities Where Delinquencies Rose

Online loan applications are rising with 38 percent of all unsecured personal loan balances being driven by fintech loans, according to the latest...

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Addressing the Outcomes of Nonjudicial Foreclosure
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Addressing the Outcomes of Nonjudicial Foreclosure

On Wednesday, the Legal League 100 held a webinar that explored the potential outcomes of the Dennis Obduskey vs. McCarthy & Holthus Supreme Court...

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Examining Third-Party Purchasers’ Role in Foreclosure Proceedings
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Examining Third-Party Purchasers’ Role in Foreclosure Proceedings

The First Appellate District of Illinois recently held that Illinois Supreme Court Rule 305(k) applies to appeals involving residential mortgage...

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The Growth Trajectory of Single-Family Rent Prices
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The Growth Trajectory of Single-Family Rent Prices

According to CoreLogic's latest report, the single-family rent prices increased 3.1 percent year over year in December 2018. The Single-Family Rent...

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The Price of Affordability
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The Price of Affordability

Although enacted just over one year ago, the impact of California Senate Bill 2-commonly referred to as the Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB 2), has...

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Five Minutes With
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Five Minutes With

Editor's note: This feature originally appeared in the February issue of DS News. I have learned that notwithstanding the significant impact of...

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The Great Fall of Mortgage Delinquencies

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) National Delinquency Survey, the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit...

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African-American Homeownership: Bridging the Gap

A recent report by the Urban Institute entitled "A five-point Strategy for Reducing the Black Homeownership Gap,' pointed out that the black...

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Spotlight on Single-Borrower Performance
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Spotlight on Single-Borrower Performance

The latest single-family rental research from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC shows that the rent change for single-borrower and single-family...

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Carrington Adds New Member to its Correspondent Lending Team
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Carrington Adds New Member to its Correspondent Lending Team

California-based Carrington Mortgage Services LLC has announced the appointment of Dianne M. Minor to lead client acquisition and business...

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What Amazon’s NY Farewell Means for the Housing Market
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What Amazon’s NY Farewell Means for the Housing Market

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. In a surprise move, Amazon announced Thursday morning that they are withdrawing from...

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FHFA: 30 Years of Risk
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FHFA: 30 Years of Risk

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) put together a comprehensive account of the evolution of default risk for newly originated home purchase...

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Ginnie Mae Outstanding MBS On the Rise

Ginnie Mae on Wednesday announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $29.930 billion in January. A breakdown of its...

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Why Are HELOC Balances Declining?
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Why Are HELOC Balances Declining?

Household debt inched up in Q4 2018 for the 18th consecutive quarter. At $13.5 billion, it was 6.9 percent higher than its previous peak in Q3 2008...

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HELOCs on the Wane?
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HELOCs on the Wane?

Household debt inched up in Q4 2018 for the 18th consecutive quarter. At $13.5 billion, it was 6.9 percent higher than its previous peak in Q3 2008...

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Making the Foreclosure Process More Just and Efficient
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Making the Foreclosure Process More Just and Efficient

New Jersey's Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee has passed bipartisan legislation consisting of a package of nine bills that are aimed at...

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How Aging in Place is Restricting Young Homebuyers
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How Aging in Place is Restricting Young Homebuyers

Seniors who are aging in place hold 1.6 million housing units off the market, according to the February Insight, released by Freddie Mac on...

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“Renting More Affordable in Most U.S. Counties,” Says Economist

Rising home prices and mortgage rates are further eroding affordability, according to the Realtor.com's Q4 2018 Rent vs. Buy report released on...

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Texas Officials: Get Moving on Harvey Relief Money
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Texas Officials: Get Moving on Harvey Relief Money

High-ranking Texas officials including Gov. Greg Abbott is calling on the federal government to establish rules that will allow for the flow of $4...

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The Boomer Boom in 55+ Housing

Builder confidence is up in the single-family 55+ housing market, according to the latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) from the National...

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The Challenges of Obtaining Mortgage Payment Assistance

Troubles with receiving periodic mortgage statements, wrong data on statements, and challenges associated with getting mortgage loan assistance are...

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Ginnie Mae Outstanding MBS Crosses $2T Threshold

Ginnie Mae on Wednesday announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $30.291 billion in December 2018. A breakdown of...

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The Right Path for FHA?

The latest American Enterprises Institute Housing Market Indicators released its data on October 2018 with a focus on the National Mortgage Risk...

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When Vets Fall Behind on Mortgage Payments ...

Issues relating to loan modifications or collections were among the most common type of mortgage-related complaints by servicemembers, according to...

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How AI Will Transform the Mortgage Industry

The mortgage industry has been quick to look towards Artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline its processes and efficiency. But the question most...

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Legislation To Approve Electronic Notarization

Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News. On December 13, 2018, Ohio’s Legislature passed Substitute Senate...

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