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Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.

New Leader Announced for ALTA

panelists discuss gses at AEI

The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, has named Diane Tomb as its new CEO, effective July 1. Tomb, who has over 20 years experience in the housing field, will use ...

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New Program Looks to Ease Customers’ Minds

Guild Mortgage, an independent mortgage lender located in California, announced Homebuyer Protection, a program designed to give customers added protection and peace of mind during the mortgage process. Homebuyer Protection combines three of Guild’s loan programs and services, allowing homebuyers ...

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Is a Recession Heading Our Way in 2020?

Is a recession heading our way in 2020? If so, what is The Federal Reserve doing to fight it? Well, that answer may change depending who you ask. A recent article from The New York Times stated while the current ...

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First API for Cash Flow, Premiums Announced

RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation and Compass Analytics announced on Wednesday the industry’s first API to provide cash flow based, loan-level servicing release premiums (SRP) co-issue bids. In another initiative to improve the accuracy of MSR pricing and duration along with ...

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Title, Mortgage Companies Partner to Benefit Customers

Digital

Hightide Settlement Services, LLC, a provider of title and settlement services, is now offering eClosings through Pavaso, a supplier of digital mortgage closing technologies. Hightide, located in California, uses its experience and expertise to tailor comprehensive, customized solutions for every ...

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Change in Leadership Announced for FHFA

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Friday that Sheila M. Greenwood was named Director of External Relations, effective April 29, 2019. Greenwood will oversee the Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications, including stakeholder outreach. Greenwood brings many years ...

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Fannie Mae Honors Mortgage Company for Second Consecutive Year

Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a full-service, non-bank mortgage companies that specializes in VA and government-insured lending, has received Fannie Mae’s Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards (STAR) Award for the second straight year in General Servicing and for the first year in ...

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