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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.

Housing Supply vs. Home Sales

Persistently low inventory is defining this year’s housing market and contributing to slower sales, especially in the western region of the country, a report found. But here’s the silver lining for homeowners and sellers.

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10 Metros With the Greatest ROI for Homeowners

A study found that the annualized return on home sales in the nation’s 100 largest metros ranges from 2 percent to 14 percent. Here’s a look at the metros that top the list. Hint: Homeowners in the Northeast stand to gain the most.

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Aging Baby Boomers and the Housing Market?

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Accounting for 46 million homes, the baby boomer generation is beginning to enter the age when many leave the housing market. Here’s what a Fannie Mae study found on who would take the place of these aging homeowners.

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Why Don’t More Millennials Own Homes?

A new report found that the homeownership rate for millennials was lower than for generations past. While the reasons are many and varied, here’s what the researchers recommended to tackle this challenge.

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Chattel Loans vs Mortgage Loans

Chattel loans are the most popular finance product for manufactured housing customers, but research suggests why this may not be the most cost-effective loan for these borrowers.

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What if There’s Another Housing Crisis?

Whether another housing crisis lies beyond the horizon is yet to be seen, but researchers at the New York Fed set out to answer the question of just how vulnerable the market is if there is a crisis looming ahead.

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