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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

What Are Some Cute Hooks to Hang Masks on by a Door?

In our advice column, Ask the Strategist, we take your most burning shopping questions and survey friends, call up experts, and draw on our own personal experience to answer them. As always, please email any online-shopping-related queries to strategist@nymag.com with the subject Ask the Strategist — we’re here to help.
Can you round up some cute hooks or pegs to hang masks on by a door?
Whether we like it or not, face masks have become a staple in our daily lives (and wardrobes). Which means, like any other wardrobe staple, we now not only have to think about how best to take care of them, but where to store them when we’re not wearing them. Because they’re an essential on par with our wallets, phones, and keys, it makes sense that you’d want to hang them somewhere impossible to miss as you leave the house, not far from the dog leashes, umbrellas, or reusable grocery totes you may also stash by your front door. But wall hooks can quickly give a space a college-dorm feel, so it’s under ...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again. Once you examine the data, however, that seems unlikely.
As reported by Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for First American:

“Despite the federal foreclosure moratorium, there were fears that up to 30% of homeowners would require forbearance, ultimately leading to a foreclosure tsunami. Forbearance did not hit 30%, but rather peaked at 8.6% and has been steadily falling since.”

According to the most current data from Black Knight, the percentage of homes in forbearance has fallen to 7.4%. The report also gives the decrease in raw numbers:

“The overall trend of incremental improvement in the number of mortgages in active forbearance continues. According to the latest data from Black K ...

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