Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/9/2014 Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Nearly half of the mortgages that were in foreclosure in December 2013 were still in foreclosure as of the end of August, according to the Black Knight Financial Services August Mortgage Monitor released earlier in the week. Black Knight reported that even though foreclosure inventory was down both month-over-month and year-over-year, 49 percent of mortgage loans nationwide that were in foreclosure in December of last year remained in that state as of August 31, 2014.The Black Knight data showed that only 2 percent of borrowers who were in foreclosure last December had fully paid off their mortgage loans by the end of August. Eight percent of borrowers in foreclosure in December 2013 had worked their way up to being current on their mortgages by the end of August. Four percent had sold their homes through a short sale or third party during that eight month period, and 23 percent had settled through active REO or REO liquidation.Fannie Mae announced earlier this week it will be adjusting the required interest rate for its Standard Modification Program. The rate increase from 4.375 percent to 4.5 percent will be effective for all Fannie Mae mortgage loans approved for the Standard Modification Program on or after October 14, 2014. This will be the sixth adjustment to the interest rate of the Standard Modification Program since Fannie Mae launched the program in January 2012 as a way to help borrowers who are not eligible for the Home Affordable Modification Program avoid foreclosure. in Featured, Media, Webcasts The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2014-10-08 Jordan Funderburk Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago October 8, 2014 545 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/9/2014 Print This Post About Author: Jordan Funderburk Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: NAR President Asks CFPB to be Cautious With Mini-Correspondent Brokers Next: Wells Fargo Settles With HUD Over Maternity Leave Discrimination Complaints
View Comments The national tour of Wicked will have two new leading ladies running the Emerald City as Emily Koch and Amanda Jane Cooper take over the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, repectively. The actresses will join the cast on December 9 while the tour is in St. Louis. Newcomers Megan Masako Haley and Sam Seferian also join the cast as Nessarose and Boq, respectively.Koch comes directly from the Broadway company of Wicked, where she was the Elphaba standby and Cooper is returning to Wicked after having played Glinda in the First National Tour. The company also features Wendy Worthington (Madame Morrible), Stuart Zagnit (The Wizard), Jake Boyd (Fiyero), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Elphaba standby).The ensemble includes Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Beka Burnham, Bridie Carroll, Jordan Casanova, Kennedy Caughell, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Kelli Erdmann, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Dominic Giudici, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Kelly Lafarga, Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Mark Shunkey, Ben Susak, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson and Justin Wirick.A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous characters: the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Stephen Schwartz (and book by Winnie Holzman) features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”
“He seems to be in good form and we’re looking forward to it. Hopefully it’s a race he can run well in.” Flaxen Flare’s seven rivals are headed by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Marchese Marconi and Midnight Oil and Digeanta from the Willie Mullins stable. Trainer Gordon Elliott has chosen the Killarney Veterinary Clinic Race at the County Kerry track as the comeback run for last season’s Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle winner ahead of the valuable handicap at the Ballybrit venue on August 1. “We’ve got to start him off somewhere. He’s going for the Galway Hurdle in a couple of weeks but we want to get a pipe-opener into him so this will just be a runaround for Galway,” said Elliott. Press Association Cheltenham Festival hero Flaxen Flare warms up for a crack at the Guinness Galway Hurdle with a run on the Flat at Killarney on Tuesday.