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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.

Providing Perspectives, Factoring Fundamentals

Fitch Ratings

In the CoreLogic U.S. Economic Outlook for July, Frank Nothaft, SVP and Cheif Economist, explains the price-to-rent ratio as an additional metric on markets that are flagged as 'overvalued'. This ratio provides perspectives on whether prices are "out of sync with ...

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Legal League 100 Fall Summit—Sneak Preview

The Legal League 100, a premier professional association of financial services law firms, has released a promotional video for its Fall Servicer Summit. Click through for a quick look at what’s in store as part of this year’s Five Star Conference & Expo.

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Wells Fargo Gives Boston Homeowners a LIFT

low income households

Wells Fargo & Company, NeighborWorks® America, and its network member, NeighborWorks Southern Mass, expanded the NeighborhoodLIFT® program to the Boston area this year, with a $6.75 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and ...

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Gerner & Kearns Law Firm Names VP, Client Relations

Stacie Rankey has been named VP of Client Relations for Gerner & Kearns Law Firm. The addition was announced by David Gerner, President and Managing Partner.   “I am pleased to announce that Stacie Hawkins Rankey has joined our firm ...

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Redfin’s First Chief Economist Leaves Company

Nela Richardson, who served as Redfin's first Chief Economist, has left the company after four years. The announcement came last Wednesday, with Redfin releasing a statement of confirmation to the MReport staff. "Redfin loved every minute of the four years that Nela ...

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LenderClose Expands Sales Team

Mari Jo Massanet

Iowa-based LenderClose, a fintech startup company empowering local lenders through its digital platform that streamlines the lending and underwriting process, has announced the addition of sales associate Mari Jo Massanet to its expanding team. Massanet will support the LenderClose sales ...

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Planet Home Lending Brings in New Executive

auction.com hire

Planet Home Lending, LLC, a privately held mortgage lender and servicer headquartered in Connecticut, has announced that Dierk Hohman has joined the company as EVP, Chief General Counsel and Enterprise Risk Officer. Hohman will oversee all legal, compliance and enterprise ...

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Ocwen Joins NAACP in Loan Modification Outreach Program

Ocwen Financial Corporation, a leading financial services holding company headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, will again join forces with the NAACP to host a borrower outreach event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to help families having trouble making their mortgage payments. ...

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