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The intersection of homeownership and racial disparity was in the spotlight with a new data analysis of mortgage denial rates based on race and a surprise announcement that the federal government is taking a second look at charges of racial discrimination
The intersection of homeownership and racial disparity was in the spotlight with a new data analysis of mortgage denial rates based on race and a surprise announcement that the federal government is taking a second look at charges of racial discrimination in Facebook’s advertising platform.   An... Keep Reading....
Data through November 2013, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, showed stability in national default rates during the month. The national composite was 1.37 percent in November, a slight decrease from 1.38 percent in October.... more
Southern California’s housing market downshifted in November, with sales falling well below a year earlier as investor activity waned again and buyers continued to struggle with higher prices and a thin supply of homes for sale. The median sale price held nearly steady for the sixth consecutive... more
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco has released FHFA’s 2013 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) detailing the Agency’s progress as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and regulator of the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks (... more
The nation's healthiest housing markets in October are clustered in California and the rest of the West, according to the newly released Zillow Market Health Index. Zillow's Market Health Index, measured on a scale from 0 to 10, is a new measure designed to illustrate the current health of a region... more