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Author Archives: Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia.

Rents Accelerate in Major Metro Areas

Many of the U.S. metros are experiencing faster-rising rents this spring, even though the pace has slowed down in some of the priciest markets, a report found. Where are rents rising the most?

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Is the Housing Market Over-leveraged?

Noting a strong correlation between housing leverage and serious delinquency, researchers at the New York Fed answer the question of whether homeowners are currently over-leveraged and how likely they are to default if home prices begin to slide.

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The Future of Credit Risk Transfers

raining money credit risk

Rising interest rates and declining volumes leave the GSEs with little room to expand their credit risk transfer transactions. However, CRTs may have room to grow elsewhere in the market.

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Single-Family Rental Prices Bode Well for Investors

single-family rental

Many of the factors that are driving up home prices across the country are impacting single-family rental as well, with one particular segment of the market seeing a recent uptick. Click through to learn what’s happening with SFR, and what it means for the industry.

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The Millennial Dream Home Looks Like This

dream home

A majority of millennials plan to purchase a home within the next five years, and they have some strong preferences about what they’re seeking. Click through to learn what millennials and other Americans are imagining when they imagine their dream homes.

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The Challenges of the ‘Housing Burdened’

A majority of financially struggling households in California are spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on keeping a roof over their heads. Just how heavy is that burden, and what does it mean for the Golden State’s ongoing affordable housing crisis?

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Tech Hubs Attract Employee Migration

Most Americans say they would move for their jobs, but only a minority of applicants actually apply for jobs outside their current metro. Those who do are often in the tech sector.

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Outdoor Property Enhancements and ROI

outdoor amenities

When it comes to curb appeal, which projects that recoup the most value at resale? A new report breaks down the popular outdoor home improvements and how they translate to extra return at sale.

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