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Author Archives: Phil Hall

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.

Fraud and the Housing Bubble Crash

housing bubble

A new study compiled by a financial researcher at The University of Texas at Austin has determined that mortgage fraud was far more prevalent than previously known during the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The study by John Griffin, a finance professor ...

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Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down

The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies. Freddie Mac reported that its entire mortgage portfolio totaled $137.2 billion in October, an annualized rate of 25.7%. One year ...

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Revisiting Regulations for Nonbank Mortgage Lenders

Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman last week suggested revisiting the regulatory framework that defines how nonbank mortgage lenders operate. Speaking via webcast to the 2020 Financial Stability Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of ...

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Homeowners Drawn to Western States Despite Risk

Wildfire resiliency

The historic wildfire season that left thousands of homes destroyed and millions of acres burned in the western states is likely to be reprised in the coming years with increased levels of wildfire destruction, according to a new study released ...

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