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Improving FHA Foreclosure Processes

A new brief released by the Urban Institute explores ways to improve Federal Housing Administration (FHA) foreclosure timelines and conveyance processes so as to drive down costs and make things more efficient. The brief is the third in a series ...

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New Bill Addresses Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures

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The Philadelphia City Council recently introduced a bill to help prevent reverse mortgage foreclosures when a homeowner is in a payment agreement for real estate taxes on their homes. As a requirement for a reverse mortgage, borrowers must remain current ...

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Mortgage Delinquencies Dip, Foreclosure Starts Spike

Mortgage delinquencies dropped 8.6 percent between December and January, but remained up year-over-year, according to the latest First Look at January mortgage performance data from Black Knight, Inc. Black Knight cites calendar-related effects and a continued decrease in hurricane-related delinquencies ...

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First Mortgage Default Rates Hold Steady

Although they did see a small uptick as last year ended, first mortgage default rates remained flat year-over-year, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices covering data up through January. According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices released ...

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More Communities Banning Plywood on Zombie Homes

Abandoned “zombie homes” are a problem in many communities, driving down property values, attracting crime, and often creating safety risks such as fire hazards. Communities battle zombie homes and related urban blight in a variety of ways, ranging from fast-track ...

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Serious Delinquencies Spike in Texas, Florida

Except for in the hurricane-hit states of Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, delinquency rates across the U.S. declined in November 2017 on a year-over-year basis, according to the Loan Performance Insights Report released by CoreLogic on Tuesday. The report examines ...

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Early-Stage Mortgage Delinquencies Dropped in Q4 2017

According to the MBA’s Fourth Quarter 2017 National Delinquency Survey, general downward trends for mortgage delinquencies continued as 2017 wrapped up, even after the impact of a historically damaging hurricane season. "The 30-day delinquency rate actually dropped by 15 basis ...

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