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Author Archives: David Wharton

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.

Navigating Risk and Reward


The CEO and Co-Founder of online single-family rental marketplace Roofstock speaks to DS News about the state of SFR in 2018, and what any prospective investors need to know before they take the plunge into this sector.

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HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

The complaint alleges that the social media giant allows "landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination." Click through to learn more.

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Mr. Cooper Announces New Chief Communications Officer

Kelly Ann Doherty

Mr. Cooper has announced that Kelly Ann Doherty is joining the company's executive leadership team as Chief Communications Officer. Doherty will oversee external and internal communications.

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Court of Appeals Addresses Debt Collector License Requirements

scales and gavel

A Maryland court has reversed a November decision that changed the licensing requirements for mortgages held by investors and statutory trusts. This week a Court of Appeals has addressed the case.

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Hurricane Harvey’s Effect on Flood Insurance Coverage


The vast majority of homeowners affected when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston area didn’t have flood insurance. A year later, rates of coverage are up in the area … but will they stay that way?

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