People in the News July 22, 2021

Evolve Mortgage Services, Frisco, Texas, hired Tim Anderson as executive vice president and director of eMortgage strategy, to oversee further deployment of its digital closing platform.

Foreclosure Filings at Record Low

ATTOM, Irvine, Calif., reported a record-low 65,082 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in the first six months of 2021, down 61 percent from a year ago and down 78 percent from two years ago.

As Prices Soar, Home Affordability Declines for Average Workers

ATTOM, Irvine, Calif., reported median home prices of single-family homes and condos in the second quarter were less affordable than historical averages in 61 percent of counties across the nation in the second quarter, up from 48 percent in the first quarter, to the highest level in two years.

ATTOM: May Foreclosure Starts Up 36% YOY

ATTOM, Irvine, Calif., reported 10,821 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in May, down 8 percent from a month ago but up 23 percent from a year ago. Foreclosure starts, which represent the initial notice of default, grew by 36 percent year-over-year.

Industry Briefs June 15, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency issued a Request for Input on executive compensation at its regulated entities: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.