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Charting a Course

As we approach the dawn of 2022, DS News spoke with industry experts about the challenges and opportunities mortgage servicing faces in a post-pandemic environment.

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Natural Disasters are Pushing Up Insurance Rates

Natural disasters occurred in every state over the course of 2020 in the tunes of thousands of these events sprinkled across the states. While one would expect California or Florida to lead in the amount of natural disasters that occur every year, though in reality the states with the highest ...

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Is Selling Your Home for Bitcoin a Wise Move?

The housing market’s unfettered rise over the last year has been nothing but historic as homeowners have now realized over $2.9 trillion in equity gains—but this rise has been overshadowed by an asset that has only existed since 2009: Bitcoin.  Bitcoin, a universal ...

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Analyzing FEMA’s Flood Insurance Revisions

Bad news for homeowners with a flood insurance policy—for the majority of homeowners in flood zones, rates are more than likely going to go up when the policy renewal time comes around.  Starting October 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) switched to a new risk rating system colloquially known ...

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Bidding Wars Trend Down, But Remain High

While bidding wars reached a pandemic peak in April, 60.3% of all offers written by Redfin in October experienced a bidding war, down from the 60.4% in September.  While the decrease in bidding wars is meager, Redfin expected this trend to continue from September due ...

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Pending Home Sales Rebound in October

Reversing the trend of just one month ago, pending sales of U.S. homes rose 7.5% in October as consumers regained their financial footing to lock in rates before an anticipated rise.

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Fraud Risk Down Due to More Refinance Volume

The CoreLogic Quarterly Mortgage Fraud Brief is a quarterly report that analyzes the top metropolitan areas with the highest mortgage fraud risk based on the company’s research of trends found in residential mortgage loan applications processed through its LoanSafe Fraud Manager.  According to the report, authored by Bridget ...

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Average Rent and Mortgage Payments Rise

As the economy continues to see consumer prices for everything rise across the board, rent and mortgage rates have also increased with some cities seeing a 30% increase in rent prices since last year.  According to Redfin, the average national rent price has increased ...

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