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HUD Addresses Questions About Shutdown Impact

As the longest government shutdown in US history continues, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued guidelines on the services that are still available. Here’s how the shutdown’s affecting contracts and the housing market.

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A Focus on MBS

Natalya Vinokurova, Assistant Professor, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania spoke to DS News on what she learned from her research on MBS and if the housing market is poised to deal with the next crisis. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News.

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DS News October: The Fight Against Zombie Homes

The October print edition of DS News tackles finding the right tools to strike back against vacant properties, the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on appraisals, how to expand a real estate brokerage business, and more. Click through for a peek at what’s inside our issue this month.

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Credit Scores and Loan Prepayment Speed

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Are prepayment speeds related to credit scores? A recent webinar on residential mortgage servicing rights gave some new insights about the prepayment of loan products and FICO scores by comparing conventional and government mortgages.

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Preventing Homelessness Among the Young

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it will give $43 million towards youth projects to 11 communities around the country. The grants come through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program and are earmarked for “a ...

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500 Days in the Housing Industry

As the Trump administration celebrates 500 days in office this month, take a look at the key legislation and nominations that have impacted the industry during this time.

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