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This week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the nomination of Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead. The post The Week Ahead: A New Deputy Secretary for HUD? appeared first on DSNews.


This week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the nomination of Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead. The post A New Deputy Secretary for HUD? appeared first on DSNews.


DS News December 4, 2019 Leave a comment Fifteen states, including Puerto Rico, will receive funds that HUD Secretary Ben Carson said will help “continue the recovery process.” The post $2.3B Allocated by HUD for Disaster Relief Efforts appeared first on DSNews. Check Also The department said these funds are to help areas most impacted by natural disasters. Click …


MReport December 4, 2019 Leave a comment The department said these funds are to help areas most impacted by natural disasters. Click through to learn more. The post HUD Allocates $2.3B to 15 States, Puerto Rico appeared first on theMReport.com. Check Also Fifteen states, including Puerto Rico, will receive funds that HUD Secretary Ben Carson said will …


This article was first published in the Fall 2019 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. To receive this subscription directly, click here. “In the Trenches… Appraiser Stories” is among one of the favorite sections for our readers. Appraisers share their crazy tales ranging from unexpected “guard dog” animals to testifying for murder. These were several of our favorites, and we are excited to Read more…


Heading into 2020, Scott Brinkley, CEO of a360inc spoke with DS News at the 2019 Five Star Conference and Expo on challenges and trends facing mortgage servicing, technological advancements, and the economy. The post Is Housing Prepared for Recession? appeared first on DSNews.


DS News December 2, 2019 Leave a comment While Americans believe natural disasters will become more frequent, one in three homeowners do not have insurance. How does this vary across generations? The post Homeowners With Home Insurance Below 50% appeared first on DSNews. Check Also A survey by Simple Dollar found that while environmental changes are increasing the severity and Read more…


A survey by Simple Dollar found that while environmental changes are increasing the severity and frequency of natural disasters, just 47% of Americans have home insurance and 31% don’t know if they are insured.  The survey, which polled more than 2,700 Americans, also revealed that 15% of Americans do not insure their homes and 32% … The post One in Read more…


DS News November 27, 2019 While mortgage bankers hit seven-year high profits, servicing net financial income for Q3 was a loss of $62 per loan. Click through to learn more. The post Mortgage Bankers are Making Higher Profits appeared first on DSNews. Check Also Independent mortgage banks hit a seven-year high in profits in Q3 2019, but what was …


MReport November 27, 2019 Independent mortgage banks hit a seven-year high in profits in Q3 2019, but what was the biggest cause for this record high? The post Mortgage Bankers Hitting Higher Returns appeared first on theMReport.com. Check Also While mortgage bankers hit seven-year high profits, servicing net financial income for Q3 was a …


It’s that time of the year where we sit back and enjoy the company of our family and friends while reflecting on the year that has passed. We asked the appraisal community what they were thankful for, whether it was related to the profession or not. Here were some of our favorites: J. Stratton, Safford, AZ: “I am very thankful Read more…


DS News November 26, 2019 After many single-family homes went into foreclosure after 2008, investors, instead of re-selling, turned these homes into rentals. Here’s how one expert proposes addressing the affordability issues this trend has brought. The post Fixing Post-Crisis Foreclosure and Rental Issues appeared first on DSNews. Check Also Los Angeles is plagued with vacant homes, but more data Read more…


MReport November 25, 2019 While California was home to four of the five most expensive markets, the income needed to purchase a home in one market decline more than $27,000. The post Ranking the Most Expensive, Most Affordable Housing Markets appeared first on theMReport.com. Check Also The Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee said the Department of Housing and Read more…


DS News November 25, 2019 The Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee said the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ability to carry out its mission would be “seriously compromised” if it moves forward with the proposed changes to the disparate impact standard. The post Maxine Waters Opposes Proposal to Alter Fair Housing Act appeared first on DSNews. Check Read more…


Jeff Morley, MAI, SRA, MNAA Utah is a state in the west with incredible geographical variety ranging from high mountains to low desert and everything in between. The vast majority of the state’s population is found in the north end of the state in the greater Salt Lake Valley and Utah County regions. Salt Lake is over 300 miles from Read more…