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Mortgage Rates Hit 2023 High Mark

“This upward trend is being driven by a resilient economy, persistent inflation, and a more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve,” said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater.

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Embracing E-Mortgages

On the road to adopting an all-digital mortgage process, the Five Star Institute and DocMagic will present an upcoming webinar discussing the hurdles that must be overcome, and how to balance the human touch in an electronic landscape.

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Using Mortgage Reserves to Help Narrow the Black-White Homeownership Gap

New research from FHLBank San Francisco and the Urban Institute investigates ways to reduce mortgage default risk by utilizing mortgage reserve accounts that could help homeowners overcome temporary hardships, which would mainly benefit Black families, who are more than twice as likely as white families to lose their home to foreclosure.

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Fleeing the West to Flock to the East

A new study from Veros has found that markets in the Western U.S., once popular destinations, are displaying signs of weakness, with regions in the Midwest and Eastern part of the nation emerging as targets for buyers seeking affordability and economic stability.

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