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Exploring the Effects of Bankruptcy on Borrowers

While some may see bankruptcy as the end of their credit, studies show that this isn’t the case. Some borrowers can rebuild their credit and take out loans and mortgages in as little as a year following bankruptcy.

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Fannie Mae’s Mark Palim on the State of Housing

As a Deputy Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, Dr. Palim is responsible for overseeing the Economic and Strategic Research Group’s forecasting functions. He also manages multi-disciplinary partnerships across the company to address specific business issues facing Fannie Mae. Dr. Palim ...

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Women Less Confident About the State of Housing

The latest installment of the ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey finds strong disparities between men and women when it comes to their levels of confidence in the state of the housing market. According to the report, only 44 percent of all ...

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Ask the Economist: NAR’s VP of Research Paul Bishop

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. Paul Bishop, Ph.D. is the VP of Research for the National Association of Realtors. In this role, he leads the Research Division’s survey and market research activities, ...

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Improving the HELOC Experience

Established relationships with lenders still play a crucial role for borrowers looking at home equity line of credit (HELOC) according to the latest U.S. Home Equity Line of Credit Satisfaction Study by research and rating firm J.D. Power. The study ...

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Looking for Growing Residential Markets? Try the Northwest

The real estate market will continue strengthening over the next 12 months, especially in the Pacific Northwest. That's according to the latest quarterly report by Veros Real Estate Solutions. The study looks at more than 13, 000 ZIP codes across almost ...

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How Short-Term Rentals Impact Home Inventory

A recent WalletHub study found that Hawaii was the state with the lowest effective tax rate at 0.27 percent, but that isn’t helping when it comes to maintaining an affordable housing stock in the Aloha State. Most of the country ...

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How Equity Among Retirees

According to a study by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, housing equity for homeowners aged 62 and older increased by $149 billion between Q3 2017 and Q4 2017, hitting a massive total of $6.6 trillion. The National Reverse Mortgage ...

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How Banks Meet Community Needs

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is headed for changes by The Treasury and will relook at reinvestments of banks towards supporting community needs through initiatives such as fair mortgage lending, affordable housing development, small business lending, and similar activities. In ...

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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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