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Uncovering the True Cost of Mortgage Fraud

LexisNexis has released its first True Cost of Fraud for Real Estate study which examines fraud trends for the United States based on the answers of 360 risk and fraud management executives which found that mortgage lenders are especially vulnerable through online ...

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Potential Home Sales Decrease on Monthly, Yearly Basis

First American Financial Corporation has released their latest iteration of the proprietary Potential Home Sales Model (PHSM) for April 2022 and found that potential existing-home sales decreased to a 5.74 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR), a 3.0% month-over-month decrease.  ...

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Homeowners Continue to Face Challenges After the Pandemic

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a new report examining 16 large mortgage servicers responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Collected between May and December 2021, data reveals that homeowners continue to face “significant risks and challenges” connected to ...

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Bankruptcies Down Over 20% YoY

Epiq, an Atlanta-based provider of intelligence to the legal services industry, has released its April 2022 bankruptcy filing statistics from its new Bankruptcy Analytics platform which found that filings decreased by 10% last month representing 32,508 filings of all types, down ...

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Foreclosure Filings Up 160% YoY

ATTOM Data, a real estate data company, has released its latest iteration of the Foreclosure Market Report for April 2022 which has found that there were a total of 30,674 properties with foreclosure filings against them, down 8% from March ...

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Migration is Key Trend Affecting Insurance Carriers

The Great Recession, now 15 years behind us, and its impacts on homeownership and insurance markets are still being felt today. This is according to a new report from the credit bureau TransUnion, who also found that migration patterns are ...

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Adding Up: Rising Rates’ Financial Impact

Mortgage rates have surpassed 5% lately, due in large part to increases to the federal interest rate by the Federal Reserve who in addition to raising the rate twice this year, is expected to have further increases for the foreseeable future. ...

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