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Forbearance Volumes Change Course

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After falling by 273,000 or 9% over the past two weeks, forbearance volumes edged upward this week. Data collected by Black Knight through November 17 showed that about 5.2% of all active mortgage loans nationwide are in forbearance programs—that's about ...

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A Week of ‘Strong Forbearance Improvement’

After declining by 5% last week, the number of mortgage loans actively in forbearance dropped again this past week, according to Black Knight, which calls the week of November 3-10 one of "strong forbearance improvement." "The decline was seen across ...

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MBS Performance at Five-Year Low

Efforts by the Federal Reserve to prop up the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market do not appear to have worked as well as hoped, according to a new data analysis released by Bloomberg. As of Sept. 29, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. ...

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Responsibly Addressing Forbearance Costs

"Policymakers Should Maintain Forbearance but Fix Its Costs." That is the title of a new brief published by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center. Research associates Michael Neal,  Linna Zhu, and Faith Schwartz explain that mortgage performance following Hurricane ...

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FHFA Releases Latest Mortgage Relief Numbers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Thursday released its Q2 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, since the 2008 start of conservatorship, completed 252,014 foreclosure prevention actions. Overall, that brings the number of ...

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Industry Webinar Spotlight: Mitigating Risk, CWCOT Changes

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Here's your chance to revisit some of our recent complimentary webinars. From servicing risk to eClosings and changes to the Claims Without Conveyance of Title program, here are some of our recent presentations featuring insights from industry subject-matter experts.

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