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Sandra Lane has extensive experience covering the default servicing industry. She contributed regularly to DS News' predecessor, REO Magazine, from 2004 to 2006, covering local market trends, the effects of macroeconomic shifts on market conditions, and "big-picture" analyses of industry-driving indicators. But her understanding of the mortgage and real estate business extends even beyond those pre-crisis days. She is a former real estate broker and grew up in what she calls "a real estate family." A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, she has written articles for various newspapers and trade journals, as well as company communications for several major corporations.

Inventory and Prices Prevent Some Homeowners from Moving

The strong housing recovery may be partly to blame for the large drop in inventory experienced in some markets during the past five years. On average, the more increased the housing values in a particular area above pre-recession levels, the greater the decrease in present housing inventory. The significant drop in starter and trade-up home inventory is pushing affordability further out of reach of some homebuyers.

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Housing Finance in Today’s Market

The March 2017 issue of Housing Finance at a Glance, compiled by the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, gives a 44-page in-depth look at housing finance in today’s market.  It’s a virtual encyclopedia of information concerning the ...

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$6 Billion in Cuts for HUD Met with Opposition

Cuts of $6 billion to HUD budget would prevent big-ticket repairs to public housing and reduce number of vouchers for low-income families. The plan would also cut HUD salaries by 5 percent.

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Would Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Abolish CFPB?

If Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as a justice for the Supreme Court, taking the vacant seat left by the late Antonin Scalia, there are questions about how he might rule on important issues. Some people have expressed their beliefs ...

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