Tag: Foreclosure

How Successful Has TARP Been After Seven Years?

DSNews  BY:  Brian Honea  January 2, 2016 Saturday, October 3, 2015, marked the seven-year anniversary of then-President George W. Bush signing the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into law in order to help stabilize financial markets and restore Americans’ confidence in the economy. TARP became law in 2008 at the depth of the financial […]

How are Residential Mortgages Performing at the Largest Banks?

DSNews   BY: Brian Honea   December 14, 2015 Improving overall performance of first-lien mortgages means fewer delinquencies, and fewer delinquencies have in turn means a declining need for loss mitigation, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)’s Mortgage Metrics Report for the Third Quarter of 2015. According to the OCC, […]

Fannie Mae Change Aimed at Helping More Struggling Borrowers Avoid Foreclosure

DSNews  By: Brian Honea  December 7, 2015  The GSEs have made helping families avoid foreclosure one of their top priorities since the start of the housing crisis, and Fannie Mae just announced an update to support a policy change to assist in that initiative. Fannie Mae announced it has updated its Servicing Management Default Underwriter […]

Borrower Outreach Events Proving Successful at Preventing Foreclosures

DSNews  BY:  Brian Honea November 17, 2015 Foreclosures have been continually on the decline nationwide for a few years. While much of the decline can be attributed to a recovering economy, another driver of the drop in foreclosures is increased borrower outreach efforts from various organizations. Borrower outreach events include HUD-approved housing counselors and mortgage […]

Why Are Discounted Distressed Sales Not Pulling Down Non-Distressed Home Prices?

DSNews      BY:  Brian Honea  December 3, 2015 Why Are Discounted Distressed Sales Not Pulling Down Non-Distressed Home Prices? When distressed properties account for a large share of all residential home sales, it tends to pull down the prices of non-distressed homes, since foreclosed and REO properties typically sell at a discount to non-distressed […]

Foreclosure Inventory Rate Drops to Below Pre-Recession Levels

DSNews  By: Brian Honea With nearly a 30 percent year-over-year decline in June, the nation’s foreclosure inventory rate—the share of residential homes with a mortgage in some state of foreclosure—is at 1.2 percent, the lowest level since 2007, according to CoreLogic‘s June 2015 National Foreclosure Report released Tuesday. The foreclosure inventory rate has now declined year-over-year […]

Senator Proposes Legislation to Help Underwater Borrowers Avoid Foreclosure

DSNews  By: Brian Honea  June 19, 2015 U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) has proposed legislation that will help underwater homeowners avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes, according to an announcement onMenendez’s website. The Preserving American Homeownership Act is intended to help the estimated 5.1 million Americans who are underwater, or owe more on […]

FHA Revises Reverse Mortgage Program to Protect Non-Borrowing Spouses From Foreclosure

DSNews   By: Brian Honea  June 15, 2015 The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Friday announced revisions to its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program that will allow FHA-approved lenders to offer more options to eligible surviving non-borrowing spouses. The revisions announced Friday allow for the deferral of due and payable status for reverse mortgages, hence […]

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