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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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Statute of Limitations: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News. It’s hard to believe that in 2019, the statute of limitation (SOL)...

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Spotlight on Fast-tracking Foreclosure

Last year, Maryland SB 1033 enabled a fast-track foreclosure process for abandoned on blighted properties. The legislation, now codified at MD Code...

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Homeownership: Through the Eyes of Black America

On Friday, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) presented a webinar titled “The State of Housing in Black America,” that addressed the...

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Ellie Mae Announces Hall of Fame Winners and Finalists

Ellie Mae, a California-headquartered cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry has announced the 2019 Ellie mae Hall of Fame...

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The Industry Pulse: Update on Indisoft, Trott Law P.C., and more…

From mergers to new appointments and initiatives, get the buzz on the industry's latest news in this weekly update. IndiSoft, a Columbia-based...

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Developments in Bankruptcy and Title Practices

On Wednesday, the Legal League 100 held a webinar titled “Bankruptcy and GSE Updates: 2018 Wrap Up and 2019 Outlooks,” focusing on the developments...

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Spotlight on Single-Family Rentals

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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2019 Real Estate Outlook: What Can Investors Expect?

In its latest report titled, “2019 Global Alternatives Outlook,” JP Morgan Chase sheds light on global trends and opportunities in the real estate...

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Why Are Consumer Default Rates Rising?

Consumer default rates are rising and even though they're least apparent in first mortgage default compared to credit cards and auto loans, the...

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