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Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans.

NDA Hires Three New Executives to Team

New Diligence Advisors (NDA), a national third-party review firm which currently provides a full range of loan underwriting and review services for lenders and investors, has announced the hiring of three new executives to its team. All three executives will ...

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IndiSoft Welcomes CTO to Team

Columbia, Maryland-based IndiSoft, a global provider of technology solutions for the financial services industry, has welcomed Mark Sweeney as their newest CTO. Sweeny will be responsible for all technical and product strategy, development, and support. “We are excited to have someone ...

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Wells Fargo Announces Head of Home Lending Servicing

After months of anticipation, Wells Fargo & Co., a diversified, community-based financial services company based in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced that Jeff Smith, who currently represents servicing and customer excellence risk in the Consumer Lending Real Estate Compliance and ...

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Ocwen Releases Q2 Operating Results

Florida-based Ocwen Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company which services and originates loans through its subsidies, released its operating results for Q2 2018. The numbers reflected a GAAP loss of $29.8 million, compared to a net loss of $44 ...

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The Figures Behind Judicial State Foreclosures

The number of foreclosures have decreased back to pre-crisis levels nationally as of April, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. More homeowners are remaining current on their mortgage payments thanks to factors such as unemployment rates at an 18-year ...

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Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have released a public service announcement addressing their fight against sexual harassment in housing. The two departments first announced their partnership in April, a move that ...

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NY Housing Market Hitting High Notes

Heavy demand for homes in the Empire State is stoking its real estate sector, according to the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) housing market report. The state’s housing market recorded a robust first half of 2018, with 60,043 ...

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FHFA Halts Discussion on Credit Changes to GSEs

Decisions regarding the credit score model used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been delayed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) after it was announced that the agency will not be making any changes this year as previously announced. ...

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