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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.

Pavaso Partners With Closing Exchange for Mobile Closing Services

Hyland introduces digital tool

The Closing Exchange announced that they have partnered with Pavaso, the provider of a collaborative eClosing platform, to deliver nationwide mobile closing services through The Closing Exchange’s network of trained and certified signing agents.

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Embrace Home Loans & Finicity Streamline Borrower Approvals

GSE loans

Embrace Home Loans, a growing, digitally focused mortgage lender, announced that its borrowers can now rapidly verify assets through a digital experience, eliminating the need for borrowers to print, copy, and email paper bank statements, thereby reducing the process to secure a mortgage by up to a week or more.

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State Supreme Court Issues Foreclosure Ruling

foreclosure and claim preclusion

A recent ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court clarifies the rules regarding further foreclosure actions after an initial attempt has been dismissed by the courts. What potential implications does this case hold for the industry at large?

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Home Equity Soars, But How High?

home equity

A new report explores equity gains among U.S. homeowners between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018. How do all those numbers break down, and what does it mean for the housing market?

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CFPB vs. PHH—An Unexpected Conclusion

gavel

A years-long legal battle between the Bureau and PHH centered on accusations of illegal kickbacks. Read on to find out why the Bureau decided to drop the case, and what this means for the lender and servicer.

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MBA Names New President & CEO: Industry Reaction

Robert Broeksmit

Treliant's Robert Broeksmit will take the baton from outgoing MBA President & CEO David Stevens. Here's how the industry is reacting to the news of Broeksmit's new position.

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MBA Names Robert D. Broeksmit as CEO & President

handshake

Currently the President and COO of Treliant, Broeksmit will take over leadership of the MBA from David Stevens, who announced his impending resignation last year.

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Nationstar Taps New Chief Business & Product Officer

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., the parent company for the Mr. Cooper brand, announced that Francis Lobo has joined the company as EVP, Chief Business & Product Officer and President of Cooper Labs. Lobo will oversee the organization’s digital strategy and product development.

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