Hurricane Laura projected to cost insurers billions
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire discusses the projected costs insurers will have to pay for damages that property owners endured from Hurricane Laura last week.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
Insurers will have to fork over billions of dollars to pay for damage that property owners incurred from Hurricane Laura last week.
Data and analytics provider CoreLogic estimated that residential and commercial property damage in Louisiana and Texas could come in anywhere between $8 billion and $12 billion, with the vast majority of the damage coming in Louisiana.
The storm, the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the northwestern gulf in more than 150 years, will also hurt homeowners’ ability to pay for their mortgage.
Following the main story, HousingWire covers the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly forbearance volume survey and the MBA’s and Structured Finance Associations’ comments on the Federal Housing Financing Agency’s proposed rule for a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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