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Homes in Large Cities Are Less Affordable Than Ever

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The American Dream of homeownership is becoming more cost-prohibitive than ever, especially in the country's largest and most in-demand cities, according to Point2. And the researchers there don't expect the situation to improve anytime soon. While mortgage rates have been historically low, ...

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What Neighborhood Factors Impact Home Values?

How might a neighborhood's nearest supermarket affect its home values? The property data analysts at ATTOM Data Solutions set out to examine that question via its annual Grocery Store Wars analysis, which shows how living near a Trader Joe’s, a ...

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CFBP Issues Advice on Special Purpose Credit Programs

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) issued an advisory opinion related to perceived regulatory uncertainties tied to Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) as it applies to certain aspects of special-purpose credit programs (SPCPs). The ECOA ...

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Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal

A $900 billion economic relief package approved by the House and Senate includes several provisions for which housing advocates have been pressing, including an extension of the CDC's eviction moratorium and $25 billion funding for rental assistance, which will be ...

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Delinquency Report Reflects ‘Critical Situation’

The latest First Look mortgage loan performance data report from Black Knight Inc. on the state of mortgage delinquencies offered glimmers of hope mixed with statistics that point to continued problems across the housing market. First, the good news: mortgage ...

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Where Americans Are Most At Risk of Losing Homes

American homeowners and lenders, despite widespread foreclosure bans and forbearance programs, eventually will face a reality that could include a surge of foreclosures and evictions. Some areas of the country are at more risk of mass foreclosures than others. The ...

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FHA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium, Expands Forbearance Options

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD announced, a few weeks following FHFA's similar announcement, the fourth extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through February 28, for homeowners with FHA-insured single-family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic ...

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A ‘Paradigm Shift For The Better’ in Real Estate

The COVID-19 crisis changed every aspect of American life. The property/financial-data analysts at CoreLogic examined how, specifically, the pandemic affected real estate and the housing economy in 2020 and how the industry's response to sudden challenges is likely to shape ...

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