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Economic Analysis Points to Recovery

As the economy continues toward recovery, albeit at a slower pace, the housing market will continue to display vibrancy amid an increase in residential construction spending, according to the latest Economic & Housing Weekly Note published by Fannie Mae. “Data ...

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Number of Active Forbearances Experiences a Spike

According to the daily loan-level data on the Black Knight blog, the numbers of mortgages in active forbearance increased for the first time in six weeks. Those totals increased by 21,000 week-over-week. The spike was abetted mainly by a bounce ...

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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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How Mortgage Delinquencies Could Impact Property Taxes

An atypically high number of mortgage delinquencies and forbearance programs should not significantly affect property tax payments, reported Fitch Ratings, provider of credit ratings, commentary and research, with the caveat that there is an increased possibility of timing delays. The ...

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Foreclosure Wave Could Culminate in ‘Major Event’

The near-future will be bringing a wave of foreclosures, according to a Federal Reserve economist, but this will not be at the severe levels experienced in the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown. In a presentation titled “Housing Insecurity in ...

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Americans’ Credit Conditions, By State

When it comes to credit, the reverberations of COVID-19 are shaking some states more vigorously than others, according to an Annual CardRatings state-by-state study. States in the best position to bear the brunt of this year’s economic uncertainty are reflected ...

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How Many Loans are Still in Forbearance?

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBS)'s Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased to 6.87% from 6.93% the previous week. The MBA estimates 3.4 million homeowners are in forbearance plans. Its Forbearance and ...

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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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