Thu, May 2 2013, 12:48 PM
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings recently introduced a bill that would create an independent monitor to oversee the distribution of funds paid by mor...
Tue, Apr 30 2013, 12:16 PM
Despite another month-over-month uptick, foreclosures continue to decline on an annual basis and, according to a report from CoreLogic today, are no...
Tue, Apr 30 2013, 10:44 AM
Innovation among vendors appears to be alive and well, as does taking customer surveys. Have you ever read reviews of hotels on Trip Advisor or produc...
Thu, Apr 18 2013, 10:32 AM
Earlier this week I received a note from the owner of a mortgage bank in Pennsylvania. "Rob, with all this 3% cap talk going on [editor's note: it i...
Thu, Apr 11 2013, 9:28 AM
loan modifications completed through HOPE
NOW , the voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors,
Thu, Apr 11 2013, 9:12 AM
Legal filings related to foreclosure
declined both in March and in the entire first quarter compared to previous
periods RealtyTrac said today. T...
Tue, Apr 9 2013, 11:25 AM
Two consumer advocacy groups have outlined how state
lawmakers can bolster safeguards to prevent unnecessary foreclosures . The Center for Responsi...
Tue, Apr 9 2013, 2:26 PM
Homeowner beneficiaries of the recent
settlement agreement made by the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal
Reserve Board with 13 mortg...
Thu, Mar 28 2013, 9:57 AM
report issued today by RealtyTrac says that the U.S. foreclosure inventory has
increased by about 12 percent since May 2012 when it hit a fi...
Wed, Mar 27 2013, 12:04 PM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency ( FHFA ) says that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) assisted 130,000 homeowners with one or more of their ...
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 11:20 AM
Foreclosure activity blipped up slightly
in February but continues to recede on a year over year basis. RealtyTrac, the Irvine California firm that...
Thu, Mar 7 2013, 3:57 PM
The Lender Processing Services (LPS)
Mortgage Monitor for January which was released on Thursday takes a detailed
look at what it calls the "Time to...
Thu, Feb 28 2013, 1:03 PM
Over four million homeowners may be
eligible for compensation for mortgage servicer-related problems under
agreements announced today. The
Thu, Feb 21 2013, 4:11 PM
Mortgage delinquency rates fell in the fourth quarter of 2012 to their
lowest rates since 2008. According to
data from the National Delinquency Su...
Thu, Feb 14 2013, 11:04 AM
activity in much of the nation now appears to be accelerating downward,
dropping 7 percent in a single month according to RealtyTrac....
Thu, Jan 31 2013, 9:50 AM
RealtyTrac, the Irvine, California firm that tracks
foreclosure activity nationwide, reports that foreclosure activity increased
last year in 57 ...
Thu, Jan 31 2013, 3:21 PM
whose homes were damaged by the late October super-storm Sandy are getting an
extension of the mortgage relief extended immediately a...
Tue, Jan 29 2013, 9:15 AM
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have written a new escape
clause into servicing regulations for homeowners who are both underwater and
struggling to meet...
Thu, Jan 17 2013, 10:32 AM
were a total of 2,304,941 foreclosure filings in the United States in 2012
affecting 1,836,634 properties or one in every 72 residential u...
Mon, Jan 14 2013, 2:21 PM
Another city hard hit by the housing
crisis has proposed exercising its power of eminent domain on behalf of its
underwater homeowners. The City ...
Tue, Jan 8 2013, 7:02 AM
A settlement ending the Independent
Foreclosure Reviews mandated by the Federal Reserve and Office of Comptroller
of the Currency (OCC) against a nu...
Thu, Jan 3 2013, 10:53 AM
Completed mortgage foreclosures have
declined 23 percent in the last year according to information released this
morning by CoreLogic. There were ...
Mon, Dec 31 2012, 10:11 AM
Fourteen large banks appear ready to
pony up another $10 billion to end allegations of foreclosure abuse. According to the New York Times , the s...
Wed, Dec 26 2012, 10:56 AM
Last week the commentary mentioned LO education for borrowers, but how about LO
education itself? I received some thoughtful notes on the subject.
Thu, Dec 20 2012, 12:16 PM
This is the second part of an article summarizing the chapter on Mortgages from a Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)research paper titled The State...
Thu, Dec 13 2012, 10:31 AM
Foreclosure filings in November were 19
percent below filings in November 2011, the 26 th consecutive month
that the year-over-year filings decrea...
Wed, Dec 12 2012, 9:25 AM
Based on complaints from the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau ( CFPB ) a California court has shut down the
operations of two alleged loan modif...
Mon, Dec 3 2012, 11:50 AM
There was a dramatic drop in the rate
of completed foreclosures in October according to CoreLogic's National Foreclosure
Report issued on Monday; ...
Thu, Nov 15 2012, 9:15 AM
Parsing foreclosure data in search of
trends is becoming increasingly difficult as evidenced by the RealtyTrac's
October U.S. Foreclosure market Re...
Thu, Nov 15 2012, 2:18 PM
The percentage of loans in
foreclosure dropped 20 basis points (bps) on a seasonally adjusted basis in the
third quarter of 2012 from the second q...
Fri, Nov 9 2012, 1:05 PM
Freddie Mac has declared a mandatory
suspension of evictions and foreclosures on homes secured by mortgages it owns
or guarantees which were affec...
Wed, Oct 31 2012, 10:50 AM
While completed foreclosures continued
to drop in September, CoreLogic's National
Foreclosure Report points out that they are still nearly tripl...
Fri, Oct 26 2012, 10:39 AM
Here's a rare editorial comment from me if folks care to read it. I found
the MBA's conference earlier this week to be well attended, informative, an...
Thu, Oct 25 2012, 10:30 AM
Sixty-two percent of major metropolitan
areas saw an improvement in foreclosure activity during the third quarter of
2012 with 141 of the nation's ...
Wed, Oct 24 2012, 10:54 AM
Occasionally I am asked about the flow of taxes into and out of
various states . (Okay, I just made that up, but when you're in Kansas one
has to m...
Wed, Oct 24 2012, 1:43 PM
enormous numbers of foreclosures over the last six years have, of course, had
immediate impacts on the families who lose their homes. The ef...
Mon, Oct 22 2012, 8:42 PM
As it does each month, lender Processing Services (LPS) has
released preliminary data from its forthcoming Mortgage Monitor report. The early dat...
Thu, Oct 11 2012, 11:20 AM
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
(FinCEN) has issued its Mortgage Fraud Update for the second quarter of 2012. The update is based on mort...
Thu, Oct 11 2012, 10:03 AM
activity nationwide fell to the lowest level in September since almost the
beginning of the foreclosure crisis according to RealtyT...
Thu, Oct 4 2012, 10:45 AM
CoreLogic reported this morning that completed foreclosures in
August were 24 percent lower than one year earlier and also down from July. There
Wed, Sep 26 2012, 5:49 PM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs)
completed approximately 129,000 foreclosure prevention actions during the
second quarter of 2012, bringing ...
Thu, Sep 13 2012, 8:39 AM
Aggregate foreclosure activity as
measured by foreclosure filings rose 1 percent in August compared to September
but was down 15 percent from one ...
Fri, Sep 7 2012, 11:15 AM
Researchers for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston have
taken a fresh look at the impact of foreclosures on the price of other homes in
Tue, Aug 28 2012, 11:21 AM
CoreLogic's July National
Foreclosure Report , released today, reported completed foreclosures
during the month totaled 58,000 compared to 62,0...
Thu, Aug 9 2012, 12:48 PM
The one-to-four family residential
delinquency rate shot up 18 basis points during the second quarter to a seasonally
adjusted rate of 7.58 percent ...
Thu, Aug 9 2012, 9:48 AM
Foreclosure activity appears to finally
be on a downward track, although the road is still a rough one in many states. The RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclo...
Tue, Jul 31 2012, 9:33 AM
The pace of foreclosure activity in the
U.S. remained unchanged in June with 60,000 completed foreclosures, the same
number as in May but 25 perce...
Thu, Jul 26 2012, 10:25 AM
Lender Processing Services (LPS) has released
preliminary findings from its June Mortgage
Monitor Report showing an increase in the national mortg...
Thu, Jul 26 2012, 10:10 AM
Foreclosure rates rose
during the first half of 2012 in many of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas
when compared to the second half of 2011.
Thu, Jul 19 2012, 3:06 PM
In June the Government Accountability
Office (GAO) issued a report critical of outreach undertaken by mortgage
servicers to inform and enroll borr...