The housing industry is buzzing with excitement over the prospect of massive investments in Opportunity Zones.  New Opportunity Funds are emerging almost daily.  Some investors are waiting until additional guidance is issued concerning the finer points of investing in Opportunity Zones, others are already mobilized.  They are sifting through market data to identify target areas where

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Over the past year, SP Group was engaged for assisting HUD/FHA with hundreds of loan closings for refinancing FHA loans under HUD’s Section 223(f) and 223(a)(7) programs.  Based on our extensive experience, below are five tips that can make the closing process efficient and effective for all parties involved in the process. Tip 1 –

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While majority of the neighborhoods across the nation have largely recovered from foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of living and owning a home continues to be a growing challenge.  The Housing Affordability Index (HAI) measures whether a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national and regional

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Today, SP Group’s Pratima Damani and Alyssa Spina released a white paper on an assessment of housing counseling needs in collaboration with Summit. During this assessment, we examine the type of housing counseling likely to be in demand during the next few years based on anticipated challenges affecting homeowners. This white paper presents our findings, focused

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SP Group’s CEO, Pratima Damani recently attended the presentations at DATA Act Hackathon held at the Booz Allen Hamilton’s Innovation Center in Washington.  At this event, one of the panelists from Treasury Department commented that “….tying together data points helps tell a clearer picture about the government.  For example, the government gives out loans to help stimulate the economy.

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Every month there are many articles and think pieces published regarding millennial spending habits and home buying. The articles encompass a wide range of ideas including commentary on perceived frivolous spending vis-à-vis avocado toast or the latest business negatively impacted by millennial spending habits. I am a millennial in the market to buy a home, and I see

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Analysis of massive volumes of data is burdensome and expensive, yet incredibly important to strategic decision making. Enter the index – an easy to understand alternative to analyzing raw source data. SP Group introduces our Neighborhood Distress Index (NDI). An index is way to condense multiple variables into just one indicator without losing depth. An index

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