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Collingwood’s Tim Rood: Moving Mortgage Forward

Tim Rood is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Collingwood Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group for the housing and mortgage industries. Collingwood works to identify and secure business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; helps financial services ...

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David Stevens Says Farewell

With the National Mortgage Servicing Conference and Expo 2018 unfolding this week in Grapevine, Texas, DS News has been on the scene, speaking with some of the industry’s biggest names and power players. During the event, DS News spoke on ...

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Government Backstop Necessary for Sustainable Mortgage Market?

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday titled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform,” inviting several private sector leaders and policy researchers to provide their opinion on necessary changes for the mortgage and housing industry.

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Survey: Delinquency, Foreclosure Inventory Rates Fall to Lowest Levels Since 2007

Both the delinquency rate and the foreclosure inventory rate in Q4 2014 for residential mortgage loans fell to their lowest levels since 2007, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Delinquency Survey released Wednesday. The delinquency rate, which includes loans that are at least one payment past due but not loans in foreclosure, fell to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 5.68 percent in Q4 for all mortgage loans outstanding at the end of the quarter, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2007.

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Lenders Appeal Court Decision Allowing HOAs to Extinguish Mortgages

Several mortgage lenders have asked the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse a decision it made in September that a homeowners association's (HOA) super priority lien can extinguish a first deed of trust nonjudicially on a residential property.

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Monthly Decline Continues for New Home Sales

June sales received a slight upward revision to a rate of 422,000, while May sales were also bumped up in a second revision to 454,000—still far below the 504,000 originally reported by the government.

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New Home Purchases Drop in June

Applications for new home purchases slipped again in June, though the annualized rate of new home sales is forecast to have increased. The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS), a gauge of application volume from mortgage subsidiaries of homebuilders, suggests new home purchase applications slipped 5 percent from May to June, the group reported Thursday. The change does not include any adjustments for typical seasonal movements.

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