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Author Archives: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

DS News Webcast: Tuesday 7/26/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

Foreclosure prevention programs over the past seven years have shaped the way the mortgage servicing industry and homeowners interact and make accommodations. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Housing ...

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DSNews Webcast: Friday 7/22/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

The fifth anniversary can be a large milestone and something to really celebrate, but for the fifth anniversary of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which came on Thursday, July 21, the celebration may be premature. Some critics even wonder ...

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DS News Webcast: Thursday 7/21/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

Reverse mortgages have the potential to become more popular as more households with insufficient income reach retirement, according to a study done by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.Despite the possibility for increased popularity of reverse mortgages, or ...

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DS News Webcast: Wednesday 7/20/2016

Though foreclosure and delinquency rates continue to fall, the national homeownership rate fell more than 5 percentage points in 2015 from its peak in 2004, according to a report from Fannie Mae. This decline has been primarily attributed to affordability. ...

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DS News Webcast: Monday 7/18/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

Results from the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey conducted through the National Association of Realtors show roughly three-quarters of surveyed households still believe now is a good time to buy a home, but there's a significant gap in morale ...

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DS News Webcast: Friday 7/15/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

After Tuesday’s CoreLogic May 2016 National Foreclosure Report was released, it showed foreclosure inventory as well as completed foreclosures continued to decline in May 2016 from where they stood the prior year in May 2015. In a report DS News ...

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DS News Webcast: Thursday 7/14/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

HUD created the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program or dasp in 2010 as a way to protect the interests of taxpayers. The Department recently proposed changes to the program that critics say would move the program away from its open and ...

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DS News Webcast: Wednesday 7/13/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

Tuesday’s CoreLogic May 2016 National Foreclosure Report provides further evidence that the housing market may be reaching a quote new normal. The report showed that foreclosure inventory as well as completed foreclosures continued to decline in May 2016 from where ...

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DS News Webcast: Tuesday 7/12/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

On April 14, 2016, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they would be offering a one-time Principal Reduction Modification program. On Monday, The Federal Housing Finance Agency launched an interactive online map in response to one of the main ...

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DS News Webcast: Monday 7/11/2016

Foreclosure, REO, News, Webcast

Recently, The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System completed another iteration of the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test as well as the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review stress tests. The results of these tests indicate that the thirty-three participating U.S. bank ...

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