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David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years' experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@thefivestar.com.

Nationstar Taps New Chief Business & Product Officer

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., the parent company for the Mr. Cooper brand, announced that Francis Lobo has joined the company as EVP, Chief Business & Product Officer and President of Cooper Labs. Lobo will oversee the organization’s digital strategy and product development.

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Rent Price Trends—Industry Implications

House for rent

According to the June 2018 National Apartment List Rent Report, the national rent index increased 0.4 percent month-over-month (MOM), which makes four months of rent increases in a row. Apartment List notes that this upswing in rent growth is consistent ...

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Home Affordability Challenges in Microcosm

affordability

Markets across the country are struggling to maintain a sufficient supply of affordable homes, but a recent Urban Institute report reveals just how out of reach some high-demand areas, such as the San Francisco Bay region, have become for most homebuyers.

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How Widespread Is Negative Equity?

During the height of the housing crisis, approximately 30 percent of homeowners were in negative equity, owing more than what their homes were worth. A decade later, how have those numbers changed? Click through to read a recent report providing new insights into underwater mortgages.

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What Makes the Perfect Neighborhood?

neighborhoods

A new survey of more than 2,000 potential homebuyers reveals what people are looking for when it comes to their ideal place to live, and why the "vibe" of a neighborhood might be just as important as the home itself.

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