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The Week Ahead: Yellen, Yellen, Yellen
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:00:54 +0000

It seems like every week Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is making news. Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee will meet for the fifth time in New York City. Will the Fed choose to raise interest rates for the second time in two months?

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Government-Sponsored Rental-Prise?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:21:23 +0000

Freddie Mac could be branching out into different markets in the near future, according to one report. If this lateral move comes to pass, what might it look like for the government-sponsored Enterprise?

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Fraud Watch
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:51:27 +0000

Like a tornado watch, CoreLogic's National Fraud Risk Index showing new highs doesn't necessarily mean there is more fraud, however it does mean the conditions are right for fraud to grow. Take a look at what the new fraud schemes are and what old scheme is returning in the Video Spotlight.

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Looking out for the Rural Communities
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:48:02 +0000

Thanks to a Washington state congresswoman, more rural communities may become eligible for HUD block grants. Learn more about the new bill now.

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Slow Down Ahead
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:17:35 +0000

Though the share of underwater borrowers has fallen for 20 straight quarters, data released today begs an interesting question. Could the days of decline be coming to a close?

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Servicers, Do You Know?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:23:36 +0000

Which properties in your portfolio are tied to an HOA? It may seem like an easy—or even irrelevant—question to answer, but many servicers surprisingly do not know.

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Avoiding additional expense
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:52:03 +0000

This story has been removed due to inaccuracies.

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A Closer Look: Why the Housing Market Needs Securitization
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:43:18 +0000

The FHFA, as the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is beginning to build a platform that handles much of the securitization functions they provide. What are the benefits to this and how will it affect talk of reform in the housing market?

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One Rule—Two Outlooks
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:57:54 +0000

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent arbitration rule might be in trouble, according to a recent press release by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Take a look at what Senators are saying about the rule and what they’re doing to overturn it.

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Ask the Economist: Frank Nothaft
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:22:56 +0000

DS News sat down this Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic to talk economics, health of the housing market, and growth. Editor’s Note: This special feature first appeared in the July issue of DS News, available now.

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