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The Financial Impact of Disasters on Homeowners

The risk to mortgages and delinquency increases in the months following a natural disaster can be substantial. What struggles do homeowners hit by disaster face?

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Gauging Crisis Readiness in Housing

A recent study took a look at how prepared the market is for the next mortgage crisis. Read how advancements technology, underwriting and quality control have impacted the market.

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FHA Amends Reverse Mortgage Rules

According to a new rule form the Federal Housing Administration, certain reverse mortgages will now require a second apprasial. Click through to learn more about the new policy.

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The Economic Factors Impacting the Housing Market

At a speaker series on Wednesday, industry experts gave insights to attendees on the current and future trends in the housing market. Click through to learn what they had to say.

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Much Left to Do for Homeownership

Five decades after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 became law, some say the playing field remains uneven when it comes to achieving the American dream of homeownership. What can be done to promote a more equitable housing industry? Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the September issue of DS News.

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The Top Markets for Investing in Foreclosed Properties

For investors, knowing where to find the best places to buy and sell a foreclosed home is key. In this study, find out where foreclosures are highest, and where they can turn a profit.

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Where Homeowners are “Free and Clear”

Complete homeownership is the goal for many homeowners, as it means less debt and more financial freedom. Find out where buyers are really taking ownership of their houses.

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Hensarling: “There’s Something Amiss at FHFA”

On Thursday, the Financial Services Committee held a hearing discussing the conservatorship of the GSEs, as well as other issues the FHFA may be facing such as accusations of abuse. Click through to learn more.

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Ocwen Discusses Loan Mods for Struggling Families

Ocwen Financial Corporation has partnered Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust to assist families who may be behind on their mortgages. Find out how Ocwen is teaching families about their loan modification options.

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Helping Delinquent Borrowers Save Their Homes

As part of the GSE conservatorship, the FHFA measures how effective Fannie and Freddie are at keeping delinquent borrowers in their homes. See what steps the GSEs took in the quarter to tackle delinquency and foreclosure.

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