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Legislation To Approve Electronic Notarization

Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News. On December 13, 2018, Ohio’s Legislature passed Substitute Senate...

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Statute of Limitations: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News. It’s hard to believe that in 2019, the statute of limitation (SOL)...

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Spotlight on Fast-tracking Foreclosure

Last year, Maryland SB 1033 enabled a fast-track foreclosure process for abandoned on blighted properties. The legislation, now codified at MD Code...

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Homeownership: Through the Eyes of Black America

On Friday, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) presented a webinar titled “The State of Housing in Black America,” that addressed the...

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Ellie Mae Announces Hall of Fame Winners and Finalists

Ellie Mae, a California-headquartered cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry has announced the 2019 Ellie mae Hall of Fame...

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The Industry Pulse: Update on Indisoft, Trott Law P.C., and more…

From mergers to new appointments and initiatives, get the buzz on the industry's latest news in this weekly update. IndiSoft, a Columbia-based...

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Developments in Bankruptcy and Title Practices

On Wednesday, the Legal League 100 held a webinar titled “Bankruptcy and GSE Updates: 2018 Wrap Up and 2019 Outlooks,” focusing on the developments...

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Spotlight on Single-Family Rentals

The latest single-family rental research from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC shows that the rent change for single borrower, and single-family...

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2019 Real Estate Outlook: What Can Investors Expect?

In its latest report titled, “2019 Global Alternatives Outlook,” JP Morgan Chase sheds light on global trends and opportunities in the real estate...

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Why Are Consumer Default Rates Rising?

Consumer default rates are rising and even though they're least apparent in first mortgage default compared to credit cards and auto loans, the...

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A Volatile Q4 for Big Banks

Financial institutions have seen a subdued fourth quarter thanks to the waning effect of the tax cuts and continued volatility in the share market....

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Fitch Ratings for Manufactured Housing Servicer

Fitch Ratings, a credit rating agency, released its affirmation of U. S. servicer ratings for Cascade Financial, a residential mortgage loan...

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Making a Case for GSE Conservatorship

How can the housing finance system be reformed in the absence of legislation? A new report by the Milken Institute sets out to answer this question...

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Reimagining Asset Disposition in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

It is perhaps the most stressful moment that a borrower can experience: the realization that they are no longer able to pay their outstanding debts...

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Mr. Cooper Acquires IBM's Seterus

Coppell, Texas-based Mr. Cooper has announced that it is acquiring IBM's Seterus platform. The agreement worth $48 billion entails acquiring...

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Primary Residential Mortgage Unveils Succession Plans

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI), a mortgage lending company based out of Utah, announced the retirement of two of its co-founders and...

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The Housing Market’s New Normal?

The housing market continued to cool down in December with properties staying on the market for a longer time, especially in the large markets and...

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Interpreting RESPA’s Regulation X

Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News, out now. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X)...

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Top 10 Housing Markets Poised for Growth

Realtor.com predicts the number of overall home sales to decrease by 2%, after years of steady climbs. Their latest report, released on Wednesday,...

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Ellie Mae Appoints New SVP of Enterprise Sales

Ellie Mae, a California-based, cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that Dave Ard has joined the organization...

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Predictions for 2019 Housing Market

Redfin’s Chief Economist, Daryl Fairweather, predicts the housing market will continue to cool into the first half of 2019. Among the seven...

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Why Prepayment Activities Have Declined

Prepayment speeds declined to a decade-low in November driven by shrinking refinance activity and a seasonal slow down in home sales, according to...

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From the Investors’ Perspective

Data revealed in CoreLogic’s latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), released Tuesday, is indicative of a promising future for investors in this...

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Discussing the Future of Housing

On Tuesday, the Five Star Institute announced that Dr. Benjamin Carson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will address...

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At HUD This Week ...

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development This week promises to be a busy one at the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD...

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FHA’s New Loan Limits

Come January 1, 2019, the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA's) loan limits are set to increase across most areas in the country. The U. S....

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Beth Davis Joins SingleSource Property Solutions

SingleSource Property Solutions, a national provider of valuation, REO, title and property preservation services, has added Beth Davis to its...

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Industry Pulse: Updates on The Mortgage Law Firm, Fabrizio & Brook, and More …

From expansion announcements to new appointments, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update. The Mortgage Law Firm has announced...

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State of the Foreclosure Market

Servicers of some of the largest banks in the U. S. initiated 28,508 new foreclosures during the third quarter of 2018, according to the Office of...

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Flipper Uppers

Based on proprietary data and other publicly available real estate records, LendingHome recently released ‘State of The Flipping Market’ report...

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