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Author Archives: Krista Franks Brock

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.

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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Appraisal Values vs. Homeowner Perceptions

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A recent report found that the gap between homeowner perceptions of their home’s value and appraisal values was less than half a percent. Here are the factors that are bridging the value perception gap.

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Millennial Homebuyers vs Rising Rates

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A new report found that millennials are not shying away from the housing market despite rising interest rates. But how are they impacting the loan values of these homebuyers? Click through to learn more.

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