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Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports.

Wildfire Impact on California’s Housing Market

In areas like Napa and Sonoma Counties, competition for housing has increased exponentially. It's one result of devastating wildfires that have cut a swath through many parts of California, according to Realtor.com. Those who lost their homes need to plant ...

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Number of Active Forbearances Experiences a Spike

According to the daily loan-level data on the Black Knight blog, the numbers of mortgages in active forbearance increased for the first time in six weeks. Those totals increased by 21,000 week-over-week. The spike was abetted mainly by a bounce ...

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Americans’ Credit Conditions, By State

When it comes to credit, the reverberations of COVID-19 are shaking some states more vigorously than others, according to an Annual CardRatings state-by-state study. States in the best position to bear the brunt of this year’s economic uncertainty are reflected ...

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Serious Mortgage Delinquency Rates on the Rise

In August, the daylight between early-stage delinquencies and seriously past-due mortgages continued to swell, according to Black Knight's "first look" at August's month-end mortgage performance statistics, which covers the majority of the national mortgage market. On the heels of falling ...

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Housing Sentiment Regains Momentum

Last month, there was an uptick of 3.3 points to 77.5 in the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), according to FannieMae.com. That’s a rebound following a slight drop in July and builds on the rise in May and ...

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No Relief For Three Million-Plus Borrowers

Coronavirus mortgage bailouts have helped a large number of Americans, but many still cannot pay, or are not paying, what they owe. Recently data collection outfits reported a larger than anticipated bounce in the number of borrowers in public and ...

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Mortgages in Forbearance Down From Peak 

Call it bust out time for mortgages in active forbearance. After staying the course for the last couple of weeks, they more than found their footing by improving more dramatically than anticipated, receding over the last week by 147k (-4%), according to Blackknightinc.com,   ...

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