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Krista Franks Brock is a writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing industries since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia.

The State of Housing in the Second Quarter

Rising prices, scant inventory, and waning affordability continued to challenge the housing market in the second quarter, according to a report. Here’s what can be done to tame these headwinds in the second half of the year.

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Home Prices and First-Time Buyers

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Home prices, which have been rising steadily are likely to decelerate over the year, according to a report. Will this herald some relief for young first-time homebuyers who have been holding back from entering the market?

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How Policy Can Help Housing Affordability

Calling today’s housing policy proposals only “partial fixes” to the current challenges in the housing market, a policy research suggests four major themes for effective future housing policy.

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Just How Available Is Mortgage Credit?

Mortgage credit access is expanding, but the data sometimes gives a misleading picture of who’s getting mortgages and from where. Here’s what a report focusing on mortgage denial rates found.

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Millennial Homebuyers Go on a Shopping Spree

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The Census Bureau released its second quarter homeownership and vacancy data, revealing a jump in the homeownership rates among young Americans from last year. What is driving more millennials to the housing market?

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