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Phil Britt started covering mortgages and other financial services matters for a suburban Chicago newspaper in the mid-1980s before joining Savings Institutions magazine in 1992. When the publication moved its offices to Washington, D.C., in 1993, he started his own editorial services room and continued to cover mortgages, other financial services subjects, and technology for a variety of websites and publications.

Forecasting the Legal Landscape

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.  COVID-19 was the centerpiece of legal actions affecting the default servicing industry in 2020 and will likely be for at least the first several months of 2021. The pandemic resulted in a lengthy backlog of ...

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Single-Family Rental: Opportunity for Sale?

With the nation’s demographics shifting and rental becoming more attractive, single-family rental investment is poised for growth. Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in August 2020's issue of DS News, out now.

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Rising Tides of Economic Hardship

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Increasing forbearance rates are challenging servicers to keep up with concerns ranging from compliance to staffing to the use of subservicers. Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the June edition of DS News.

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