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States Consider Dictating Foreclosure Appraisals

Outrage over legislation that would require appraisers to ignore distress sales in selecting comparable properties for appraised houses forced Maryland legislators to back down from the idea, though three other states are still considering the idea., including Nevada which is holding a hearing on the bill today. Read More »

Homeowners Still Pay Credit Cards Before Mortgages

Despite a steadily improving economy and declining mortgage delinquency rates over the past year, more homeowners still are paying credit card bills before their monthly mortgage payment, a three year old practice than roughly parallels the foreclosure era and the emergence of “strategic defaults,” where mortgage holders walk away from their homes even though they can afford the mortgage payments Read More »

Default Risk Rises for Nonprime Mortgages

The potential default risk on nonprime mortgages that were closed in the first quarter rose to the same level as loans closed last spring and fall after a drop in the fourth quarter, according to the UFA Default Risk Index, which measures the risk of default on newly originated nonprime mortgages. Read More »

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