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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.

Carrington Charitable Foundation Hosts Gala to Support Veterans

Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF), the nonprofit organization of The Carrington Companies, hosted its second annual Gala on June 16, 2018, to raise funds to support CCF’s critical and innovative programs that provide “mobility, stability, purpose and prosperity” for veterans returning ...

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a360inc Rolls Out New Website

a360inc, a 100% employee-owned holding company that provides technology, practice management, outsourcing, title, compliance, and consulting solutions for the legal and mortgage servicing industries, has announced the launch of the organization’s new website, a360inc.com. The all-new, solutions-centric website is now ...

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Ellie Mae Offers New Encompass Solution

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To address the changing needs of digital homebuyers, Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, has announced the general availability of Encompass Consumer Connect, part of Ellie Mae’s Consumer Engagement Suite of solutions along with Velocify ...

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ClosingCorp Partners with CoreLogic on Digital Mortgages

San Diego-based ClosingCorp, a leading provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology for the mortgage and real estate services industries, has announced that it is enhancing its SmartFees® service by incorporating the CoreLogic Property Tax Estimator. This ...

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Michigan’s Lingering Housing Crisis

A recent feature published by the Urban Institute delved into the struggles that residents of Southeast Michigan still face after the housing crisis, and explores the rising problems the residents must now face.

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Ginnie Mae’s MBS Balance Continues to Climb

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The Government National Mortgage Association has released an update on its issuance and outstanding unpaid balances of mortgage-backed securities. Click through to learn more about the state of Ginnie Mae's MBS issuance.

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Top Cities for First-time Homebuyers

Buying a first home takes a large amount of research into more than just the home itself. A recent study helps with some of the heavy lifting, ranking cities across the country to find the best and worst cities for these buyers.

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MCT Partners With TMS for Subservicing Opportunity

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Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT), a San Diego-based mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, named TMS, a fast-growing fintech company, an additional preferred subservicing partner. This partnership brings TMS’ subservicing platform Servicing Intelligence Made Easy (SIME) to the company’s ...

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