Industry Briefs

Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said its McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker, as of May 19, reported 4.75 million homeowners – or 9.0% of all mortgages – have entered into COVID-19 mortgage forbearance plans. Active forbearance volumes increased by just 93,000 over the past week, a more than 70% decline from the 325,000 from the first week of May.

Parkes Dibble: Working with Self-Employed and Underserved

Today, mortgage lenders are almost as likely to meet a potential homebuyer who is self-employed, or part of the gig economy. According to a study from the Freelancers Union Freelancing in America: 2019, 57 million Americans—or 35 percent of the US workforce-are self-employed.