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As Stocks Tumble, Lenders Take a Hit

The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1,200 points on Monday, after having dropped 1,500 points earlier in the day. This came on the heels of a 666-point drop in the Dow last Friday. With the Standard & Poor’s index ...

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Reverse Mortgage Volume Hits Its Highest Point Since 2011

Reverse mortgage numbers spiked in January 2018, clocking in a 32.5 percent month-over-month growth in endorsements over December 2017, according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight, Inc. (RMI) That would be noteworthy in and of itself, but that ...

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$1.5 Trillion Worth of U.S. Homes Threatened by Wildfires

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, last year’s California wildfire season was the most destructive on record, with over 9,000 fires burning more than a million acres in 2017. Moreover, some of those fires swept through ...

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Foreclosure Starts and Completions Hit 17-Year Lows

Mortgage delinquencies hit a 23-month high as 2017 wrapped up, surging by 164,000 year-over-year, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report from the Data and Analytics Division of Black Knight, Inc. However, that figure only tells part of the story. ...

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First American Acquires Bank of America’s Lien Release Business

First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Bank of America’s lien release business. Bank of America’s lien release business ...

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Single-Family Rental Lease Expirations and Vacancy Rates Improving

Both lease expirations and vacancy rates among single-family rental securitizations showed continued improvement in December 2017, according to the latest data from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. According to Morningstar, single-borrower, single-family rental lease expirations declined for the second consecutive month, dropping ...

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