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Renter, Homebuyer Monthly Costs Largely Even

The average American renter can now purchase a home more expensive than the nation’s median home value, while keeping their monthly housing budget the same. This was true in 37 out of 50 markets analyzed. The current national median rent is $1,416 per month—just enough to handle the monthly costs of a property valued at $289,505, including property taxes, maintenance, and insurance payments.

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Kansas Law Firm Makes New Hire

SouthLaw, P.C. has expanded its team, bringing on Associate Attorney Lisa C. Billman for its Bankruptcy Department in Overland Park, Kansas. With a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, Billman has made bankruptcy her legal focus since her graduation in 2011. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas

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Black Knight LOS Goes Digital

Black Knight has partnered with Lender Price to offer a completely digital loan application process on its LoanSphere Empower LOS. The platform lets consumers apply for mortgage loans via their mobile device, and it can even verify income, provide property valuations, and deliver real-time interest rates on the spot.

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Fraud Risk Increases Nationwide

Mortgage fraud risk is up across the country, according to the CoreLogic National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index (FRI) for Q1 2017. The FRI is a measure of loan-application level fraud risk in the mortgage industry, based on residential mortgage loan applications processed by CoreLogic Loan Safe Fraud Manager. The index jumped 8 percent in Q1, up to 132 from 113 a year ago and 122 last quarter.

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Housing Prices Hit Post-Crisis High

According to a new home price index, national housing prices have appreciated to a new post-crisis high as of February. With an index of $268,000 for the month, the U.S. saw its highest home price growth since June 2006. Prices rose 0.8 percent for the month and 5.7 percent over the year.

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Home Values Rise 6 Percent, Inventory Dips

New data shows inventory is down 5 percent over the year, with the biggest decreases in Minneapolis, Columbus, and Seattle. Home values are up 6.8 percent year-over-year, hitting $196,500 for the month of March. Values appreciated most in Tampa, Dallas, and Seattle.

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SunTrust’s Income Boosted by Mortgage Servicing

SunTrust Banks, Inc. reported its Q1 2017 results. The bank posted a net income of $451 million, or $0.91 per average common diluted share. This is a three percent increase over the previous quarter and a four percent year-over-year increase. The bank noted that higher mortgage-related income and investment-related income pushed the noninterest income up by $32 million.

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Ocwen MSR Block May Soon Be Lifted

According to the latest Consent Order from the New York Department of Financial Services, Ocwen may be one its way to once again acquiring mortgage servicing rights. The financial institution has been blocked from doing so for more than three years, since NYDFS began investigating its portfolio in February 2014. Ocwen is one of the country’s largest non-bank lenders.

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Servicing Association Announces Leadership Changes

During the recent meeting of the National Mortgage Servicing Association, Ray Barbone was installed as Chairman of the organization. Barbone, EVP of Mortgage Services at BankUnited will be taking the place of J.K. Huey, SVP of Lending Asset Management and Preservation at Wells Fargo.

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