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Assessing the Threat Posed by Residential Bridge Loans

In 2018, bridge loans—or fix-and-flip loans—entered the residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) market. To take stock of this new...

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Ellie Mae Launches New Encompass Digital Mortgage Solution
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Ellie Mae Launches New Encompass Digital Mortgage Solution

Ellie Mae, the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that it has launched a new major release of its...

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The Week Ahead: Gauging Vacancy Trends
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The Week Ahead: Gauging Vacancy Trends

Be on the lookout next Tuesday, 9 a.m. ET for the Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report. The report is a product of the Census Bureau and...

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FirstBank Puerto Rico Brings RES.NET Onboard to Streamline Operations
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FirstBank Puerto Rico Brings RES.NET Onboard to Streamline Operations

FirstBank Puerto Rico has announced that it has enlisted RES. NET—a technology platform allowing mortgage bankers, investors, vendors, consumers,...

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Risky Business

The Housing Finance Policy Center has released its Q2 2018 Housing Credit Availability Index (HCAI). The HCAI tracks the amount of mortgage credit...

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ocwen, RES.NET, and More …

From credit counseling initiatives to partnerships to automate REO processes, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update. Florida...

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Wells Fargo Announces Leadership Changes
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Wells Fargo Announces Leadership Changes

Wells Fargo is getting serious about its risk management and controls and has announced the departure of Hope Hardison, Chief Administrative...

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The Road Ahead for Women-Owned Small Businesses
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The Road Ahead for Women-Owned Small Businesses

As the country celebrates National Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Month in October, many such businesses face the question of how can they get...

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FHA in the 21st Century and Beyond
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FHA in the 21st Century and Beyond

On Wednesday, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, shared his vision for the FHA, touching upon initiatives...

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The Future Business of the FHA
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The Future Business of the FHA

On Wednesday, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, shared his vision for the FHA, touching upon initiatives...

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Zombieland: How the Industry Is Combating Zombie Properties
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Zombieland: How the Industry Is Combating Zombie Properties

Editor's note: this story previously appeared in the October issue of DS News, available to read in full online. In popular movies and TV shows...

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Zombie Property Survival Guide
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Zombie Property Survival Guide

Editor's note: this story previously appeared in the October issue of DS News, available to read in full online. In popular movies and TV shows...

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Equifax and Yodlee Verification Products Accelerate Digital Mortgage Process
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Equifax and Yodlee Verification Products Accelerate Digital Mortgage Process

Equifax Inc., an Atlanta-based global information solutions company, announced that it is working with Yodlee, a financial data aggregation and...

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Revitalizing D.C.’s Neighborhoods

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo announced an investment of $1.6 billion in lending and philanthropy to help revitalize neighborhoods in Washington, D. C....

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Where and Why Consumers Complain

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) has released its Complaint Snapshot: 50 State Report. The report highlights the total number of...

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BCFP Tallies Consumer Worries

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) has released its Complaint Snapshot: 50 State Report. The report highlights the total number of...

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Deephaven Non-QM Mortgage Products Now Available Through Calyx Point
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Deephaven Non-QM Mortgage Products Now Available Through Calyx Point

Calyx Software, a California-headquartered provider of comprehensive mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers,...

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New eClosing Tech Launched by First American Mortgage Solutions

First American Mortgage Solutions, LLC, a part of the First American family of companies, announced the launch of its eClosing solution, designed...

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Mortgages vs. Other Consumer Loan Defaults

Consumer credit default rates for mortgages have remained fairly stable in 2018, according to the latest S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default...

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What Country Is HUD Partnering With on Housing?
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What Country Is HUD Partnering With on Housing?

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Yitzhak Cohen,...

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LERETA Announces Chief Strategy Officer

LERETA, LLC, a national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers based in Covina, California, has tapped Eric...

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Mid America Welcomes Mortgage Veteran Pam Misner to Team

Jeff Bode, Owner and CEO of multi-state lender Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced the firm has retained Pam Misner as Underwriting Manager. With...

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Ocwen Partners with Cambridge Credit Counseling

Florida-based Ocwen Financial Corp. and Cambridge Credit Counseling, a not-for-profit U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved...

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ComplianceEase Adds New Functionality for HELOCs

California-based ComplianceEase, a provider of automated compliance solutions to the financial services industry, announced that its flagship...

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Risk Reduction Mortgage Launches New Solution

Risk Reduction Mortgage Corp. (RRMC), a New Hampshire-based mortgage product Fintech startup, has announced the launch of its signature solution...

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Transforming Toxic Properties into Affordable Housing
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Transforming Toxic Properties into Affordable Housing

Strategies have been formulated that could take distressed properties in New Jersey and repurpose them as residences to satisfy a demand for entry...

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More …

From new appointments and technology to rebranding and community initiatives, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update. Denver,...

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Why Are Homeowners Choosing Not to Sell?

The average tenure of homeowners remaining in their current homes has increased from an average of four years in 2007 to 10 years in September 2018...

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The Key to Easing Mortgage Defaults

Short-term liquidity is a key factor in driving mortgage default, according to a research by the JPMorgan Chase Institute. The research, titled,...

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Nomura Settles RMBS Suit With DoJ
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Nomura Settles RMBS Suit With DoJ

The Justice Department has announced that Nomura Holding America Inc. has agreed to pay a penalty of $480 million to settle claims that the bank...

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