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Counsel’s Corner: Roy A. Diaz, SHD Legal Group

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. Roy A. Diaz is the Managing Shareholder of SHD Legal Group, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. ...

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Ocwen Mortgage Mods Helped Thousands Avoid Foreclosure Last Year

Falling behind in payments doesn’t have to mean a borrower is doomed to lose their home. Lenders and servicers are often willing to work with the borrower to find options that allow the borrower to remain in their home while ...

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HARP Loans Continue Outperforming Pre-Crisis Mortgages

According to a new report by Moody’s Investor Service, Freddie Mac loans refinanced under the Home Affordable Refinance Program will continue to outperform pre-crisis Freddie loans that did not enter the program, but will also continue to lag behind post-crisis ...

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Clarifying Contested Foreclosures After Bankruptcy

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed off on Senate Bill 220, a new law addressing the property rights of defendants pertaining to bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. DS News spoke to representatives from several Florida-based Legal League 100 law firms to ...

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FHFA: Fannie, Freddie Foreclosure Preventions Top 4M in Q4

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rolled out its fourth-quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac zipped up 67,569 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2017. Across the board, that brings the number ...

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Delinquencies and Foreclosure Starts Edge Lower

Black Knight, Inc., a Florida based provider of software, data, and analytics for the mortgage and real estate industries, released their First Look data analysis report on Thursday, analyzing February 2018 mortgage performance data. This report found foreclosure starts reversing ...

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Securing Foreclosure Protections for Veterans

This past week the United States Senate passed legislation designed to help protect military servicemembers, veterans, and their families from foreclosure. Sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), the legislation was included as part of the larger banking regulation bill ...

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Making Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Permanent

United States tax policy has been in the spotlight in recent months, with President Trump signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December, and experts debating what the long-term impact of the bill will be ever since. ...

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Facilitating Growth in a Changing Industry Landscape

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Continuous learning is a necessity for professionals in the servicing and mortgage industry. With this in mind, the Five Star Academy (FSA), a Five Star Institute brand, recently launched a learning platform with independent certification programs and courses written by experts from ...

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Delinquencies on the Decline

According to the latest installment of CoreLogic’s monthly Loan Performance Insights Report, nationally 5.3 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency during December 2017. That figure includes mortgages in foreclosure. The total is exactly the same percentage as ...

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