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The Unforeseen Consequences of Dodd-Frank

A decade after the housing market’s collapse, some impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on the appraisal industry are only beginning to be felt … and not all of them were anticipated. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News, out now.

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What Is Impacting Appraisal Values?

Even as more homeowners and appraisers find themselves seeing eye to eye on home values, a recent report found that the growth of appraisal values has slowed, a report found. See what factors are affecting appraisal values.

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Is the Housing Market Prepared for the Next Crisis?

Has the housing market learned its lessons, or will it repeat the same mistakes it did during the last financial crisis? Experts discuss their concerns with the housing market since the boom and subsequent bust, outlining what they think we’ve learned—and what we haven’t.

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Hurricane Michael Threatens Homes in Florida

hurricane vortex

The tropical storm strengthened to a category 3 Hurricane Michael on Monday and is expected to hit the Florida panhandle as early as Wednesday. What will be the impact of this fast-moving storm on the residents in the area?

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The Connection Between Jobs, Wages, and Housing

home builders

Despite the employment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics coming in below expectations on Friday, unemployment numbers fell to their lowest since 1969. Experts weigh in on how these trends are affecting the housing market.

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An Outlook on Single-Family Rental Investments

While the demand for single-family rentals continues to be driven by the affordability of rents, a report on SFR securitizations looked at the possible concerns of a market that has not yet weathered a downturn. Here's how SFR securitizations are performing and the factors impacting them.

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The Growing Risk in Municipal Liens

foreclosures

During the foreclosure crisis, filing a lien was the only way many taxing authorities realized tax revenue for properties in communities hardest hit by the financial crash. But here’s why municipal liens today pose a significant risk for servicers.

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