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  • Demystifying the Economics of Housing

    Dwight Johnston, Chief Economist, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on the economics and politics of the housing market and the trends that are likely to impact it during the year. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now. ...

  • Counsel’s Corner: The Challenges Facing Financial Services Firms

    Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the May issue of DS News magazine, out now. Formerly a Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Harrisburg office of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection, Stephen Hladik brings a broad range of experience to his mortgage foreclosure, bankrup...

  • When the Waters Recede: Helping Homeowners After Hurricane Harvey

    Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the May issue of DS News, out now. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage, a higher toll than any previous U.S. natural disaster other than Hurricane Katrina. Harvey damaged more than 200,000 hom...

  • A Firm Hand

    Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now. Each year, mortgage servicers design new audit provisions to assist law firms in risk mitigation. While the intent of such initiatives is designed to be favorable, they often leave firms struggling to accommodate cum...

  • The Next Generation of Professionals in Mortgage and Housing

    Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the May issue of DS News magazine. The makeup of the American workforce is changing. Multiple distinct generations are currently filling out the employee rosters of most American businesses: the Baby Boomers approaching retirement, Generation X alread...

Judicious Property Manager Needed

Amid budget cuts and promises to eliminate waste, the government is bleeding billions to maintain and secure vacant, underutilized federally owned properties. Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.

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Zombie Land

Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.   By Georgie Palafox   Vacant foreclosures pose risks and challenges to investors, servicers, and their partners in the field and can have devastating effects on local communities. ...

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Comparing Valuation Measures

Compliance Valuation Measures

Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of DS News Magazine. By Steve Albert, Ernie Durbin, and Tami Rund Without question, accurate valuation data is critical to your business, but how do you determine which method to use for ...

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Cost of Compliance: Consolidation

The default servicing space is narrowing under new legislated regulations. “The bottom line is that doing the necessary work of protecting our financial system and its customers comes with a cost.” Those words were spoken by Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth ...

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