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Author Archives: Joey Pizzolato

Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email joseph.pizzolato@thefivestar.com.

Charting the Path Forward

The housing market is no stranger to disaster—especially Hurricanes. But 2017 brought to light new challenges facing the industry: Hurricane Harvey, a record-breaking storm, and Hurricane Irma that followed barely a week later on the coat-tails of its predecessor. Editor’s Note: This article was originally featured in the October issue of DS News, available now.

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Delinquencies Forcasted to Rise in Coming Months

Next month could bring new, recently-unseen trends to national delinquencies, according to a recent report. See what could be the cause, as well as other statistics here.

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ServiceLink and Roostify Announce Partnership

ServiceLink, announced a partnership with Roostify, a provider of automated lending technology, in an effort to promote moving the mortgage industry further into the digital space.

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The Week Ahead: Wells Fargo, One Year Later

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo President and CEO Tim Sloan will meet with the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to discuss the past, present, and future of the company.

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Could There Be Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy?

A new report looked into the possibility of racial disparity in bankruptcy filings by both ZIP codes and the chapter of choice in which the bankruptcies are filed. Take a look at the findings here.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Lobbying Groups File Suit against CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule is coming under fire yet again. filed a complaint with a Dallas Federal Court against the CFPB Friday on the hotly-debated arbitration clause that was recently passed. The suit has been spearheaded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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FHFA, GSEs Continue Keeping Homeowners From Foreclosure

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its Q2 2017 Foreclosure Prevention Report, outlining results of the continued efforts the agency and the GSEs are implementing to prevent homeowners from going into foreclosure.

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Borrower Credit Risk Increases Year-over-Year

CoreLogic released on Thursday its Q2 2017 Housing Credit Index report, which measures the increase or decrease in credit risk for new home originations based on six factors. See which areas showed improvement here.

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Home Insurance Risk Stabilizing

Home insurance is a risk-based operation, and evaluating, understanding, and measuring those risks are key efforts to mitigating them. Which is why LexisNexis released its Home Trends Report, to help industry experts understand the current state of the market.

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FHFA’s Strategic Plan for the GSEs

What’s in store for the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the GSEs in the future? Take a look at the FHFA’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2022, in which the agency outlined three strategic goals.

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