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Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply

Much of the discussion about housing trends of late has focused on the highs and lows. On the upper end of things, home prices are booming and not likely to come down soon. Unfortunately, that trend, combined with nationwide housing ...

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HUD & DOJ Partner Against Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday announced a new series of initiatives designed to crack down on sexual harassment across the housing landscape, working in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ). This new push will encompass ...

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Homebuyers Growing More Diverse in the Lone Star State

Diversity and prices paid for homes in Texas are on the way up, according to the Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report released Wednesday by the Texas Association of Realtors. The report found that the percentage of homebuyers who identified as African-American was ...

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Angel Oak Selects Closepin for Closing Agent Compliance

Closepin, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has officially launched an automated closing agent compliance process for the Atlanta, Georgia-based Angel Oak Home Loans LLC (AOHL) and their Lending Services platform. Closepin, a compliance and risk management platform for a lender’s closing agent ...

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Pinpointing the Hottest Housing Markets

The latest ProTeck Housing Market Report shows West Coast markets booming, which should come as no surprise. However, the only East Coast metro to make the list might not be what you’d expect. According to ProTeck’s report, the Portland-South Portland, ...

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Fitch Examines Top Servicers

According to the latest installment of Fitch’s U.S. RMBS servicer handbook, the American servicing landscape is undergoing significant shifts, much of it driven by merger and acquisition activity among servicers such as Mr. Cooper and Ocwen. 'Strategic positioning and M&A ...

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HUD Awards $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters caused a record $306 billion in damages to the United States in 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With the next hurricane season fast approaching, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on ...

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Serious Delinquencies Still Elevated in Hurricane-Impacted Markets

The effects of last year’s major natural disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires, have been evident in the housing market in recent months. Disaster-related early mortgage delinquencies have progressed into serious delinquencies in affected markets, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights report, ...

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