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Kyle G. Horst is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, he has worked for a number of daily, weekly, and monthly publications in South Dakota and Texas. With more than 10 years of experience in community journalism, he has won a number of state, national, and international awards for his writing and photography including best newspaper design by the Associated Press Managing Editors Group and the international iPhone photographer of the year by the iPhone Photography Awards. He most recently worked as editor of Community Impact Newspaper covering a number of Dallas-Ft. Worth communities on a hyperlocal level. Contact Kyle G. at [email protected]

Foreclosure Starts Reverse Course in September

Citing the need to closely monitor foreclosure numbers after the Federal Foreclosure Moratorium expired in July, Black Knight has revealed a “first-look” at its data for September 2021.  According to the preliminary release, the national delinquency rate fell to 3.91% in September, down 2.3% from August. This ...

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Roc360 Successfully Issues Three Securities Worth $200 Million

Roc Capital Holdings LLC (Roc360) has announced the closing of its first round of syndicated revolving securitization of residential transitional loans.   Roc36, a digital platform for residential real estate and an originator of investor-level loans, acted as a sponsor through ...

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How Much Impact Are Distressed Sales Having on Housing?

Sales of already-built existing homes increased in September in each of the four major regions monitored by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  According to a new report published by the NAR, total existing home sales (which includes single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops) rose ...

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Home Sales, Median Price Slip in September

RE/MAX has released its National Housing Report for September 2021, which found that 2021 is starting to resemble a traditional year and mirroring seasonal norms as September home sales dropped 7.0% from August and the Median Sales Price slipped 1.1% to $329,000.  Even with the seasonal cooling that is ...

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Black Knight Integrates With Househappy

Black Knight has announced that it has expanded its offerings to include home care from Househappy, an all-in-one application that enables homeowners to digitally track home maintenance information and schedule repairs and services from a list of pre-approved, vetted contractors.  Househappy is being integrated into ...

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Borrowers Still Want an In-Person Closing

As the housing market continues to adapt to unprecedented demand as digitization becomes the norm, 81% of borrowers still prefer an in-person closing over a digital one.  This data comes from Solidifi U.S. Inc. (Solidifi), a network management services provider for the residential lending industry, who surveyed over 1,000 borrowers who refinanced ...

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