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Author Archives: Krista Franks Brock

Where is Single-family Rental Growing the Most?

The latest data on single-family rentals reveals a discrepancy in rental price growth among properties at different ends of the price spectrum. Click through to learn which type of properties are spurring growth in rental prices.

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Loan Denial Rates and Credit Scores

An analysis of HMDA data found that even though the rate of mortgages made to minorities is rebounding, the loan denial rates for this group remain high. Can alternative forms of credit scoring help them become homeowners?

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Real Estate Development vs. Climate Change


What happens when surging real estate development collides with the realities brought about by climate change? Find out how one community is facing those challenges.

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Delinquencies and Home Equity

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The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center released its monthly chartbook, revealing an expanding housing market with rising equity, a low share of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), and a continuing rise in the presence of nonbank mortgage loan originators. Growing household ...

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Is A ‘Generational Housing Bubble’ Taking Shape?

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As baby boomers age and begin to exit the housing market, concerns arise in regards to who will take their place as homeowners, according to a Fannie Mae study. Here are the details.

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Fannie Mae Unveils Servicing Management Default Underwriter

Fannie Mae took another step in its Simplifying Servicing agenda at the start of February with updates to investor reporting processes that standardized timing and procedures for collecting loan-level data in mortgage-backed securities.

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ARMCO Equips ACES Audit with Updated, Customizable Questionnaires

ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), a provider of web-based audit technology for the mortgage industry, unveiled new capabilities for its ACES Audit Technology. Servicers can now modify and update compliance questionnaires in ACES as rules and processes change.

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ValuAmerica Offers Closing Cost Quotes with ClosingCorp’s SmartCalc

“Our end goals include executing eNotes, with video notarization, and transferring to an eVault by the end of the year. In using the hybrid model now, the first step is easy for us and our investors, and the benefits to the consumer are tangible, Sherman added.

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