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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.

Rental Payment History vs. Mortgage Delinquency Risk

Rental payment history is indicative of future mortgage loan performance and should be considered when individuals apply for mortgage loans, according to new research from the Urban Institute. “Access to mortgage credit remains overly tight in part because we are ...

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For More Affordable Homes, Move to the Middle

The Midwest is home to the most affordable housing markets in the United States, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. The Realtors Affordability Distribution Curve and Score examines the affordability of current housing inventory at various income ...

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The Real-World Impact of Home Prices

Mounting housing costs are taking their toll on quality of life in Los Angeles, causing more than half of residents to worry they may have to move, according to a new study from the University of California Los Angeles. About ...

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The Best Cities for America’s Top Expanding Professions

urban

Securing employment is one of the precursors to homeownership, and the good news is that several growing industries are brimming with opportunity. However, in some cases, the markets teeming with employment opportunities harbor competitive and high-priced housing markets. “A red-hot ...

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Serious Delinquencies Still Elevated in Hurricane-Impacted Markets

The effects of last year’s major natural disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires, have been evident in the housing market in recent months. Disaster-related early mortgage delinquencies have progressed into serious delinquencies in affected markets, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights report, ...

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Fewer Renters Planning to Buy a Home

homebuyers

Amid heightened concern for housing affordability and overall rental satisfaction, renting has become increasingly favored among some segments of the population in the United States. Among renters, 67 percent say they believe renting is currently more affordable than owning a ...

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a360inc Aims to Simplify Solutions for Law Firms with New Acquisition

Taking a major step toward its stated goal of providing industry-wide integration solutions for law firms in the default servicing market, Carrollton, Texas-based a360inc announced Wednesday it has acquired the CaseAware Suite of technology solutions from KMC Information Systems. A360inc acquired both KMC’s case management system, CaseAware Manage, and its middleware integration module, CaseAware Integrate. A360inc CEO Scott Brinkley says law firms in the mortgage industry can stand to benefit from a more cohesive case management system, and that is what a360inc aims to provide.

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Altisource Welcomes New VP, Head of Valuations

Altisource Portfolio Solutions, a service provider for the real estate and mortgage industries, announced Thursday the addition of a new VP to grow the company’s valuations business and an expansion of its sales team. Phil Huff joined Altisource as VP and Head of Valuations as well as President and CEO of Springhouse, a full-service appraisal management company owned by Altisource. Springhouse is an indirect subsidiary of Altisource Portfolio Solutions. “Phil brings a deep expertise in technology, sales, marketing and business development strategy and an extensive real estate industry network,” said Joseph A. Davila, President of Servicer Solutions at Altisource. “His proven expertise and seasoned network will be a big factor to the success of our Valuation Services business.”

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