Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Migration, Low Rates Make Homeownership Attainable Next: The Week Ahead: Webinars on Mortgage-Servicing Rights, Home Appraisals Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 8, 2021 1,340 Views The percentage of mortgage loans in forbearance programs dipped by -3%, or 92,000 actual loans, for the week ending January 5, according to a weekly report from Black Knight. That is the largest weekly drop since early November, Black Knight researchers say, adding that the decline was driven by the large volume of quarterly forbearance plan expirations at the end of December, many of which were reaching the 9-month mark.Despite the decline, Black Knight reported, “this week’s numbers reflect a troubling slowdown in the rate of improvement.””The 3% decline in the first week of January fell starkly short of the 9% we saw at the start of July, during the first quarterly wave of expirations,” the researchers noted. “And it pales in comparison to the 18% reduction in the first week of October when plans began to reach 6-month expirations.”While the monthly rate of decline has varied over the past seven months due to fluctuations in scheduled expiration activity, the report showed the population improved by an average rate of -1% month-over-month over the past 30 days. That’s down from -7.5% monthly on average from June through November.December marked the last significant wave of quarterly expirations before the first plans begin to reach their 12-month points at the end of March.”As such, it’s likely we’ll see only modest improvement in overall forbearance volumes between now and then,” Black Knight reported.Overall, as of January 5, 5.2% of all mortgages (2.74 million) are in forbearance. Together, they represent $547 billion in unpaid principal.All investor classes showed some improvement—FHA/VA forbearances fell 33,000 (-2.8%), a 32,000 decline among GSE-backed loans, a 27,000, or -3.9%, reduction of private-label securities or banks’ portfolio loans.About 3.3% of all GSE-backed loans and 9.3% of all FHA/VA loans are in forbearance plans. An additional 5.2% of loans in private-label securities or banks’ portfolios are also in forbearance.Forbearance plan starts fell again this week, Black Knight reported, “with both new starts and total starts hitting their lowest levels since the early stages of the pandemic, and restarts at their lowest since early October.”The report showed the largest weekly volume of forbearance removals, 146,000, since early November.Still, just 35% of loans in expiring plans were removed from forbearance in the first week of January as compared to more than 60% on average in the first week of each of the previous three months.”This decline in removals appears to be the largest contributing factor to the slowing rate of improvement in active forbearance plans,” Black Knight reported. 2021-01-08 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Report Reflects a ‘Troubling Slowdown’ for Forbearance Improvement in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Report Reflects a ‘Troubling Slowdown’ for Forbearance Improvement Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team was touted as one of the favourites in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. After losing only one out of the nine league games in the tournament, Kohli’s India took on a determined New Zealand side led by Kane Williamson in the semi-final. However, India ended up on the wrong side of the result as they lost by 18 runs to be eliminated in the knock-out stages for the fifth consecutive time. Brushing aside the disappointment of the World Cup exit, Kohli’s side embarks on a tour of West Indies which will feature three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests. The two-Test series will be the second in the new World Test Championship, with the first being the Ashes contest between England and Australia. In an exclusive interview to Times of India, Virat Kohli has said the Test championship is coming at a right time for cricket as it gives every series more importance and relevance. “It’s very exciting. I think it’s happening at the right time for Test cricket. Although you are going to play a bilateral series, the meaning and importance are way more. You have to plan for every series. I was excited about something of this sort and now it is coming to life,” Kohli said. With India now looking ahead to future challenges in a post-World Cup scenario, the focus will be on building the team for the next few ICC events. With the seniors now playing the role of mentors, the focus will be on youngsters. Kohli had nothing but praise for the new crop of youngsters in Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill. Pant is the No.1 choice keeper for the West Indies series across formats while Iyer and Gill will be aiming to consolidate their position in the No.4 spot, something that has troubled India for the last couple of years. “They are amazing. The level of confidence that they have is amazing to see. As I have mentioned so many times before, at 19-20, we were not even half the players these guys are. Skills have developed because of exposure to tournaments like the IPL. It’s the best thing that can happen to a cricketer. They are so confident by the time they come here (national team) that they learn very quickly from their mistakes,” Kohli said. The skipper also spoke about the current dynamics of the dressing room and highlighted the friendly atmosphere, stating there was no shouting between members. “Daantne wala mahaul ab toh change room mein hai hi nahin (the culture of scolding people isn’t there in the change room now). As friendly as I am with Kuldeep, I am friendly with MS Dhoni. The atmosphere is such that anyone can say anything to anyone. I am like walking up to people and telling them, ‘dekh, maine yeh galtiya kari hain, tu mat kar’ (Look, I have committed these mistakes, make sure you don’t do them),” Kohli said. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India will embark on a tour of West Indies in August.India were eliminated in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by New Zealand.The World Test Championship will begin with the Ashes series between England and Australia.