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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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First American Acquires Bank of America’s Lien Release Business

First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Bank of America’s lien release business. Bank of America’s lien release business ...

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CoreLogic to Redistribute GSE Credit Risk Transfer Data

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider, announced it is redistributing credit risk transfer (CRT) loan-level data from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The CRT redistribution will include Fannie Mae’s Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) data and Freddie Mac’s Structured Agency ...

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The Week Ahead: Breaking Down Housing Trends

On Monday, Arch MI, a leading mortgage insurance provider, is hosting an exclusive complimentary webinar featuring insights from Ralph DeFranco, Arch Capital's Global Chief Economist. DeFranco writes the quarterly Housing and Mortgage Market Review (HaMMR) for Arch MI, and during ...

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Single-Family Rental Lease Expirations and Vacancy Rates Improving

Both lease expirations and vacancy rates among single-family rental securitizations showed continued improvement in December 2017, according to the latest data from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. According to Morningstar, single-borrower, single-family rental lease expirations declined for the second consecutive month, dropping ...

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HUD Announces $1.5 Billion in Aid to Puerto Rico

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that it was awarding more than $1.5 billion in aid to help Puerto Rico recover from the damages wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes ...

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Credit Where Credit is Due

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently released a Request for Input seeking feedback about the possibility of changing the credit scores the GSEs requires lenders to use to evaluate borrowers. According to the FHFA’s press release, “The Enterprises currently use ...

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