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David Wharton, Online Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 15 years of experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@DSNews.com.

Nationstar and Ocwen Announce Changes at the Top

It’s been a busy day for the mortgage and servicing industry. Both Nationstar and Ocwen announced major leadership changes on Thursday, with Nationstar naming its first COO in the form of Tony Ebers and Ocwen announcing that Glen Messina will ...

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Nationstar Promotes Tony Ebers to COO

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., headquartered in Coppell, Texas, announced today that Tony Ebers has been appointed COO, a new position within Nationstar. "Tony is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic ...

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Examining Housing Inequality

It has been five decades since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law, one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of the anniversary, Trulia partnered with the National Fair Housing Alliance ...

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A New Tactic to Fight Zombie Homes

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This June, Washington state will implement a new law (HB2057) designed to combat abandoned zombie properties and streamline interactions between government and lenders when it comes to preventing urban blight as the properties fall into disrepair. As reported by the ...

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The Single-Family Rental Surge

With skyrocketing home prices, insufficient housing inventory, and crippling student debt, many potential homebuyers simply don’t have the means to save up for a downpayment on a home. For many, that leaves rental as the only option, and a pair ...

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Connecting Homebuyers to REO Properties

James Vinci, VP, and CTO, Equator spoke to DS News on how technology can help to make the buying and selling of default property an easier option for all stakeholders.

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House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule

The push to streamline reforms put in place after the financial crisis continues as the House of Representatives has passed a new bill that would streamline the Volcker Rule. Implemented as part of the larger Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

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Multigenerational Households on the Rise

As of 2016, one in five Americans lived in a multigenerational household. That’s the key revelation from a newly released Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data, revealing that the percentage of multigenerational American households has reached a level ...

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What’s Happening With Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities?

Home equity conversion mortgage-backed securities supply took a bit of a dive in March 2018, dropping by over $200 million month-over-month. That’s according to a new report by New View Advisors, “a financial services firm advising clients on capital markets, ...

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DCHFA Names Michael Hentrel General Counsel

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) has appointed a new General Counsel, Michael Hentrel. In April, Hentrel’s tenure began at DCHFA where he is the agency’s lead attorney reporting to DCHFA’s Executive Director/CEO Todd A. Lee. “Michael’s appointment ...

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