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Delinquencies, Foreclosures Fall Over Year

According to a new report, 30-day delinquencies, 90-day delinquencies, and foreclosure inventory are down over the year. “Early-stage” delinquencies were slightly up, however, rising from 2.08 percent to 2.14 percent. Louisiana saw the most delinquent mortgages for the month.

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Employment Increases, and the Industry Reacts

Friday’s employment report for April from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed strong growth overall, with a total increase in non-farm payroll jobs of 211,000, compared to March’s increase of 79,000. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta tweeted that the report was “great news,” and noted the unemployment drop to 4.4 percent. However, differing opinions came from those in the mortgage and housing industry.

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Altisource Expands Vendor Oversight Platform

Alitsource Portfolio Solutions, a mortgage and real estate technology provider, announced today that its Vendorly platform, which manages vendor oversight for financial institutions, is now available to all across the market. Previously, Vendorly was only available to members of the Lenders One Cooperative, a national alliance of independent mortgage professionals.

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The Mortgage Market in the Potential Government Shutdown

With the federal funding running out on Friday and a potential government shutdown looming, expect to see an impact on the mortgage industry. Access to tax documents and other government paperwork may prove difficult in the event of a shutdown. CNBC noted that “non-essential” employees, such as those that process paperwork through the Internal Revenue Service, would be furloughed during a shutdown, causing roadblocks for those applying for mortgages.

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