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Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire.

Delinquency Report Reflects ‘Critical Situation’

The latest First Look mortgage loan performance data report from Black Knight Inc. on the state of mortgage delinquencies offered glimmers of hope mixed with statistics that point to continued problems across the housing market. First, the good news: mortgage ...

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Q3 Shows Signs of Effective Foreclosure Prevention Actions

The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) completed 539,451 foreclosure prevention actions during the third quarter of this year, according to new data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The total number of GSE loans in forbearance plans totaled 1.04 million by ...

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Study Shows Disparities Among Older Households

Households aged 65 and over are the fastest-growing demographic, according to data in the “State of the Nation’s Housing” report published by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). The new report found the number of households aged 65 ...

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Move-In Ready Homes Spark Bidding Wars

It was a competitive November in the housing market—a new data report from Redfin found 53.6% of home offers written by the Seattle-headquartered brokerage’s agents nationwide were involved in a bidding war. Although November’s data was a decline from the ...

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CFPB Finalizes Two QM Mortgage Loan Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued two final rules related to qualified mortgage (QM) loans. The first final rule, the General QM Final Rule, replaces the current requirement for General QM loans that the consumer’s debt-to-income ratio (DTI) ...

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‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity

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Active forbearance volume decreased by 12,000 for the seven-day period ending December 8, according to new data released by Black Knight Inc. However, forbearance volume increased by 21,000 on a month-over-month measurement, which represented the first monthly increase since the ...

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