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Is a Market Cooldown Imminent?

In May, the HouseCanary Market Pulse reported the first signs of a potential softening in the housing market as a litany of external influences exerted pressure on the housing market. A challenging environment for weary homebuyers exists today as increasing ...

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Rising to the Challenge

With our nation and our industry facing continued and mounting threats from damaging natural disasters each new year, DS News speaks with a cross-section of experts about the challenges faced and solutions required.

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Homeownership and the Racial Wealth Gap

The single-family home has been the main driver of wealth building among the middle class and that ideology has affected policy in one way or another in seeming every facet of the government.  “Owning a home is undoubtedly an effective ...

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Total Bankruptcies Down 10% YoY

Epiq, an Atlanta-based provider of intelligence to the legal services industry, has released its May 2022 bankruptcy filing statistics from its new Bankruptcy Analytics platform which found that filings decreased by 3.74% last month representing 31,314 cases 32,508 filings of ...

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Breaking Down Local Impacts of a Home Sale

The foundation of wealth-building throughout the country for the masses remains firmly entrenched in real estate. A first-class asset, real estate now represents 17% of the country’s GDP and represents a major driver of the economy as a whole.  Asking ...

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Alternative Credit Scoring Models Matter

Competition ensures a healthy and productive market. Credit scores are no exception.  A new study commissioned by VantageScore Solutions, a consortium of the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), found that institutional investors with exposure to asset-backed securities (ABS) ...

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Q2 Zombie Properties on the Rise

With foreclosure activity on the rise 13% quarter-over-quarter, Q2 marked the third straight quarter that the count of pre-foreclosure properties has risen since the end of the nationwide foreclosure moratorium.

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