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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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2019 Trends in Real Estate Investments

The next year could be a balancing act for investors in real estate, according to a 2019 Outlook published by the Wells Fargo Investment Institute....

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The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion

The Mortgage Law Firm has announced its expansion into Oregon and Washington, adding to the firm’s existing footprint of Arizona, California,...

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Where Are Americans Moving?

The South is rising for U. S. homebuyers looking to move to another state or region, according to a state migration study by LendingTree. The study...

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The Impact of Price Trends on Mortgage Defaults

A number of factors drive default rates in mortgage, but a new study by Collateral Analytics has found that price uncertainty and actual and...

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The Benefits of Automating Mortgage Documents

Many technology options are available today to automate mortgage document processing tasks. Some solutions are well marketed with great claims of...

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The Housing Market of 2019

Zillow’s 2019 predictions indicated that rising mortgage rates and an increasing demand for rentals set the stage for the 2019 housing market, as...

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Dan Madden to Join Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that Dan Madden will join the organization as EVP and CFO...

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Supreme Court States “If Sought” is Seeking

Illinois’ single refiling rule permits only one refiling of a claim. In other words, if a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses their action, they are...

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Radian Acquires Independent Settlement Services

Philadelphia-based Radian Group Inc has acquired Independent Settlement Services, a national appraisal, and title management company. The company...

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Is Homeownership A Deferred Dream?

Homeownership is central to the American Dream. However, it is hard for many from minority communities to achieve, according to a report by...

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