“FHFA will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and update policies as needed,” the agency said in a release. “To understand the protections and assistance the government is offering people having trouble paying their mortgage, please visit the joint Department of Housing and Urban Development, FHFA, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website at cfpb.gov/housing.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure moratorium Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: DS5: Optimism in Mortgage Servicing Next: Calm Before the Storm: Q1 Delinquency Less than 4% About Author: Seth Welborn FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Foreclosure moratorium 2020-06-17 Seth Welborn Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Today, to help borrowers and renters who are at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend their single-family moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until at least August 31, 2020. The foreclosure moratorium applies to Enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages only. The current moratorium was set to expire on June 30.”To protect borrowers and renters during the pandemic we are extending the Enterprises’ foreclosure and eviction moratorium. During this national health emergency no one should worry about losing their home,” said Director Mark Calabria.The Agency announced earlier this month that it is extending several loan origination flexibilities currently offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) designed to help borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, including the authority to purchase mortgages in forbearance, until at least July 31. Other flexibilities that have been extended include:Alternative appraisals on purchase and rate term refinance loansAlternative methods for verifying employment before loan closingExpanding the use of power of attorney and remote online notarizations to assist with loan closingsThe FHFA previously announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be able to buy loans in forbearance, with note dates on or before June 30, as long as they are delivered by August 31 and have missed just one mortgage payment. Additionally, the agency will be re-proposing the updated minimum financial eligibility requirements for the Enterprises.“FHFA has determined that it is prudent to work with the Enterprises to reassess and re-propose these requirements, including incorporating lessons learned from the evolving COVID-19 national emergency,” the Agency said in a release. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium June 17, 2020 3,811 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
gaspr13/iStock(ALVIN, Texas) — Authorities are saying a teen girl out for a jog “did everything right” as she managed to escape an alleged kidnapper.The 15-year-old was out for a run in Alvin, Texas, an idyllic suburb south of Houston on the Gulf Coast, at 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 2 when a man repeatedly drove his truck past the teen, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. The man eventually pulled over and approached the girl and wrapped his arms around her.“The victim reports that she began to scream for help and was able to fight the suspect off when they fell to the ground,” according to the sheriff’s office.Three days after the attempted abduction, sheriff’s investigators were in the area conducting interviews when they found a Chevrolet truck matching the description given by the girl, authorities said. The driver fled before being cut off by the sheriffs.Steven Salazar, 22, was identified as the driver and arrested on a charge of reckless driving.“Salazar fit the description given of the attempted abductor, however, he denied having any contact with the victim or any involvement with the incident,” the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.He was booked on the reckless driving charge on Dec. 6, but was released from custody.After Salazar “gave several inconsistent stories about the incident,” he was arrested for attempted kidnapping on Tuesday. Salazar has also been charged with evading arrest, according to jail records.He is being held on $45,000 bond for the two charges.“She did everything right to survive this,” Brazoria County Sheriff’s Lt. Varon Snelgrove told Houston ABC station KTRK.The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is still asking anyone who may have been approached in a similar manner to contact them at 1-800-460-2222.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “If I’m being completely honest, I wasn’t 100 percent certain we were going to see this happen this year,” Justin Turner said in a pre-game Zoom conference. “The fact that we are here, (with) the sacrifices and choices and responsibility that players across the league have taken to ensure that we’re getting to this opening day is unbelievable.”It was weird and will remain so, in a season like no other. But if there is a run to a championship and it’s the Dodgers who get there first … well, history does repeat [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter We’ve seen this before. And if you are a Dodger fan, take the omen and run with it.The scheduled Opening Day starting pitcher comes up injured. A promising but untested rookie gets the call on short notice, gets the win, and the Dodgers go on to win the World Series in a shortened season.That was Fernando Valenzuela in 1981, with a group that had lost a couple of previous World Series but had at least one more championship run left in them. Sound familiar?And if this Dodgers group goes on to win a World Series following this year’s 60-game trophy dash, remember these circumstances. And May very well might have gotten a standing ovation from real, live fans.There are good reasons why the Dodgers picked him in the third round in 2016. He throws strikes, lots of them (46 out of the 60 pitches he threw), his two-seam fastball can be absolutely nasty especially when it pushes 100 mph, and he seems unfazed. Aside from a few brief moments in the third when the Giants loaded the bases and he seemed a little flustered, he was, as Roberts described it, “unflappable.”“He wasn’t nervous or intimidated it, by the amount of cardboards that we have in the stands,” cracked Hernández. “And he was pounding the strike zone with all his pitches. I think it was around the third inning that I looked up at the pitch count and he’d thrown like six balls.“That’s the most impressive part about it, his ability to throw strikes. He throws really hard, his ball moves a lot. Sometimes it’s not that easy to have good command of your pitches when your ball is moving so much. And tonight he was just executing.”May learned some things in his first big league stint in 2019, and sometimes the lessons were hard. But he had a 2.82 ERA as a starter with three walks in 22 1/3 innings, and right-handers hit .188 against him. (Lefties, on the other hand, hit .346 last year, 18 for 52, and the six left-handed or switch-hitters Giants manager Gabe Kapler stacked his lineup with were 5 for 12 against May.)Any jitters he might have had disappeared quickly. He’d been told Tuesday that he was going to be optioned out to the off-site players working out at USC. Then he was told Wednesday that there was a chance he’d be starting the opener because of Kershaw’s back issues, which is quite the roller coaster ride in itself.“My thought process all (Wednesday) night was that I was going to get the ball, and then it was confirmed,” he said. “I just went on as if I was getting it, and I got it. And then (Thursday) was just a straight, normal start day for me.”He said he slept well Wednesday night. And any jitters were less because of the magnitude of the occasion and more because intrasquad games don’t really prepare you for the real thing.“I was anxious just not being able to be in a game scenario since pretty much October,” he said. “We’ve had intrasquads but it’s not really the same as facing other opponents and having the stats matter at that point. It was just the anxiousness of wanting to get started. And then once the first pitch was thrown, I was all good and ready to get going.“I probably could have thrown more off-speed (stuff) early, but for the most part I was getting ahead. Guys were swinging and they were very aggressive tonight. They just hit a few where they weren’t, (but) for the most part I was hitting my spots and stuff was going the right way.”When May took the mound Thursday night he was 22 years, 321 days old. That made him the youngest Dodgers Opening Day starter since Fernando – Fernando of 1983, in his third full season. Valenzuela was only 22 years, 155 days old when he started the opener on April 5, 1983, and by then he already had 34 big league victories, a Cy Young Award, a Rookie of the Year award and a World Series ring.One difference is that Fernando’s starts truly were Opening Days. This was more like a Thank Goodness We’re Actually Playing Day. The precariousness of trying to start, much less finish, even a shortened season in the midst of a global pandemic hit home earlier in the day when it was announced that Washington’s Juan Soto had tested positive for coronavirus. He was said to be asymptomatic, but that is the fear: One guy in a clubhouse is infected, and everyone else is in jeopardy.Related Articles It was a just a bit after 3 p.m. Thursday when the Dodgers revealed that Clayton Kershaw would not make his ninth Opening Day start because of back stiffness resulting from a session in the weight room Tuesday. Manager Dave Roberts held off making a decision for a day but had told Dustin May to be ready, and Thursday night he gave the right-hander with the curly mop the ball against the Giants.That made May the first rookie to start Opening Day for the Dodgers since … Fernando, on April 9, 1981 (which was also a Thursday, to add to the eerie similarity). That day, scheduled starter Jerry Reuss strained a calf during batting practice. Burt Hooton, who would have been the No. 2 choice, had a painful ingrown toenail. So Valenzuela, who had impressed in 17 2/3 innings as a reliever the previous September and had been penciled in as the No. 5 starter, stepped in and shut out Houston 2-0, the start of a stretch in which he would go 8-0 with five shutouts and seven complete games and launch Fernandomania.(As legend has it, that first start was two days after Fernando had thrown batting practice.)May-mania? We probably shouldn’t get carried away yet, but this is a young man with a bright future. He did his job in his 4 1/3 innings Thursday night, leaving with a 1-1 tie in a game the Dodgers ultimately broke open, 8-1.That may be a template for what we’ll see a lot this season from this team. The starting pitchers keep it close, and eventually the batting order hammers an opponent into submission. With a five-run seventh inning, a four-hit, five-RBI night with a home run from Kiké Hernández and a huge gap between the Dodgers and Giants in the ability to execute fundamentals, this was the kind of night that would have had The Ravine rocking if real people had filled the seats, rather than cardboard cutouts. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies