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MBS Represent ‘Strong Source of Capital’ for Homeowners

Ginnie Mae on Tuesday announced that mortgage-backed securities (MBS) have continuously been a "strong source of capital for America's homeowners." The company, which funds government-backed loans, reports more than $76.2 billion of securities issued in November, the fifth consecutive month ...

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Home Purchase Sentiment Down After Hitting ‘Peak’

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Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) this month reported a 1.7 point decline in home-purchase sentiment following three consecutive months of increases, the researchers said. The HPSI stands at 80 points for November. Since last year at this time, ...

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Increasing Natural Disasters Endanger Affordable Housing Supply

Flooding and other natural disasters are increasing, scientists say, putting the nation's already dwindling affordable housing supply at risk, according to a peer-reviewed environmental research paper entitled, "Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Threaten Affordable Housing," by Climate Central and the National ...

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What is Driving the Increase in Forbearance Activity?

The data analysts at Black Knight on Friday published weekly forbearance numbers. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the data covered activity through Monday (November 23) as opposed to the usual one-week period. According to a Black Knight representative, in summary, ...

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Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down

The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies. Freddie Mac reported that its entire mortgage portfolio totaled $137.2 billion in October, an annualized rate of 25.7%. One year ...

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Foreclosure Moratoria and the Distressed Auction Market

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Despite widespread foreclosure moratoria, completed foreclosure auctions are percolating, the Q4 Distressed Market Outlook from Auction.com shows. While remaining below 78% below year-ago levels, there was a 24% uptick of completed foreclosure auctions to a six-month high in September. That ...

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The Suburbs’ Changing Demographics

Over the last decade, U.S. suburbs have become more racially and ethnically diverse—not to mention more Democratic, according to Redfin.com. To get a better handle on this transition, the company studied data from the U.S. Census, along with Redfin’s housing ...

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