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Foreclosure Filings Up 160% YoY

ATTOM Data, a real estate data company, has released its latest iteration of the Foreclosure Market Report for April 2022 which has found that there were a total of 30,674 properties with foreclosure filings against them, down 8% from March ...

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Migration is Key Trend Affecting Insurance Carriers

The Great Recession, now 15 years behind us, and its impacts on homeownership and insurance markets are still being felt today. This is according to a new report from the credit bureau TransUnion, who also found that migration patterns are ...

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Keeping Up With Demand

DS News spoke with industry experts about how the single-family rental sector is offering savvy investors the chance to leverage technology and trends, such as increased migration, to find opportunities in unexpected places.

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Seriously Delinquent Borrowers Struggling to Recover

According to CoreLogic, the nation’s delinquency rate in the U.S. in February 2022 hit its lowest recorded point since at least January 1999, as found in its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report.  In February of this year, some 3.2% of ...

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Inventory, Softening Demand Cooling Pace of Home Sales

According to the Realtor.com Monthly Housing Trends Report, new data suggests that the U.S. housing supply is preparing to rebound, as active listings posted the smallest year-over-year declines —down just -12.2% since December 2019. Inventory improvements were led by increases ...

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Adding Up: Rising Rates’ Financial Impact

Mortgage rates have surpassed 5% lately, due in large part to increases to the federal interest rate by the Federal Reserve who in addition to raising the rate twice this year, is expected to have further increases for the foreseeable future. ...

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Attention to Detail

As the CFPB swings into full enforcement mode with loss mitigation underway, Meghan Jones-Rolla of Mortgage Connect discusses how the industry is handling the Bureau’s mandate of “unprepared is unacceptable.”

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CFPB Seeks to Affirm ECOA

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has recently published an advisory opinion to affirm that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) bars lenders from discriminating against customers after they have received a loan, not just during the application process. “The ...

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Affordability Concerns Lower Consumer Confidence

The latest iteration of Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) for April decreased by 4.7 points to 68.5, its lowest level since May 2020, as rising mortgage rates and inflation pushed buyers to question affordability.  All six of the index’s components ...

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