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Author Archives: Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia.

The Millennial Dream Home Looks Like This

dream home

A majority of millennials plan to purchase a home within the next five years, and they have some strong preferences about what they’re seeking. Click through to learn what millennials and other Americans are imagining when they imagine their dream homes.

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The Challenges of the ‘Housing Burdened’

A majority of financially struggling households in California are spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on keeping a roof over their heads. Just how heavy is that burden, and what does it mean for the Golden State’s ongoing affordable housing crisis?

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Tech Hubs Attract Employee Migration

Most Americans say they would move for their jobs, but only a minority of applicants actually apply for jobs outside their current metro. Those who do are often in the tech sector.

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Outdoor Property Enhancements and ROI

outdoor amenities

When it comes to curb appeal, which projects that recoup the most value at resale? A new report breaks down the popular outdoor home improvements and how they translate to extra return at sale.

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How Many American Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs?

Unemployment is low, and economic headlines are mostly positive, but a substantial percentage of American households struggle to meet their basic needs, according to new data from the United Way. There are 16.1 million households living in poverty in the ...

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Study: Tax Savings to Benefit Housing Market

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Despite detracting from some former homeowner tax benefits, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will spur billions in spending in the housing industry, according to estimates from Zillow. Americans are primed to channel $13.2 billion in tax savings toward the ...

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What’s Behind Drops in Delinquency?

When it came to home prices, both January and February demonstrated their strongest single-month growth rates since 2005, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report from Black Knight, Inc., released Monday. Nationally, home prices rose 1.24 percent in the first ...

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The Housing Market Heats Up

low income households

Things always warm up in the spring, but experts are detecting record-breaking heat this year—at least in the housing market. Inventories are low, homes are flying off the market, and prices continue to rise, according to Realtor.com’s Monthly Housing Trends ...

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