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Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage during its rampage in August 2017. The storm killed damaged 203,000 homes and destroyed 12,700. Eight months after the storm, the recovery continues—and that recovery is about ...

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How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey?

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last summer, many housing experts worried what the megastorm's effect on the market would be. Turns out, their fears of a wounded market were needless. "Despite the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kaki Lybbert, Chairman ...

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Mortgage Delinquencies Dip, Foreclosure Starts Spike

Mortgage delinquencies dropped 8.6 percent between December and January, but remained up year-over-year, according to the latest First Look at January mortgage performance data from Black Knight, Inc. Black Knight cites calendar-related effects and a continued decrease in hurricane-related delinquencies ...

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Texas Communities to Receive $1 Billion from FEMA

Texas coastal communities are still rebuilding after the impact of Hurricane Harvey last year. But in addition to rebuilding what was damaged or destroyed, the affected communities must also look to the future and prepare for future storms. FEMA is ...

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Drop-In Centers Working to Assist Hurricane-Impacted Texans

It’s been six months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, but many residents in the South Texas area are still trying to recover from the storm’s impact. Post-storm mortgage delinquencies spiked as affected homeowners missed payments or worked to ...

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Early-Stage Mortgage Delinquencies Dropped in Q4 2017

According to the MBA’s Fourth Quarter 2017 National Delinquency Survey, general downward trends for mortgage delinquencies continued as 2017 wrapped up, even after the impact of a historically damaging hurricane season. "The 30-day delinquency rate actually dropped by 15 basis ...

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Weathering the Next Storm in REO

It wasn’t the perfect storm, but more like a perfect series of storms: Harvey, Irma, and Maria all hit in swift succession. And while 2017 didn’t set the record for the number of 1,000-year storms (there were six in 2016), ...

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Foreclosure Starts and Completions Hit 17-Year Lows

Mortgage delinquencies hit a 23-month high as 2017 wrapped up, surging by 164,000 year-over-year, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report from the Data and Analytics Division of Black Knight, Inc. However, that figure only tells part of the story. ...

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Hurricane Aftermath Continues to Affect Mortgage Delinquency

The state of mortgage delinquencies was a mixture of good news and bad news as 2017 wrapped up, according to a new report by Black Knight, Inc., a provider of integrated technology, data, and analytics for lenders and servicers. Today ...

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GSE Credit Risk Transfer Loss Expectations Trend Lower

Fitch Ratings has released a new installment of its GSE Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) Loss Projections Report, which is published every six months, in January and June. The report  “details Fitch Ratings’ projections for future credit events and losses on ...

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