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Managing Risk in Real Estate Investment

Lori Eshoo founded National Tax Search (NTS) in 1997 and serves as the company's President and CEO. She has 34 years' experience in commercial and residential property management, valuation, and tax compliance. During her first 15 years in the industry, ...

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William Mueller Joins Equator as National Sales Director

Equator, a California-based a provider of default software solutions for servicers, real estate agents, vendors, and other mortgage and real estate industry professionals, announced that William Mueller has joined the company as National Sales Director. In this role, Mueller will ...

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The Collingwood Group Partners With Decision Ready Solutions

The Collingwood Group, a Situs company and Washington, D.C.-based business advisory firm, announced that they have entered into a strategic technology partnership with Decision Ready Solutions, Inc., in order to significantly expand its existing claims advisory business.     The Collingwood ...

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Home Point Financial Joins Black Knight’s LoanSphere MSP System

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Florida-based Black Knight, Inc. has announced that Home Point Financial, a national, multi-channel mortgage originator and servicer, went live on Black Knight’s premier loan servicing system, LoanSphere MSP, as well as its suite of default products. MSP is a comprehensive, end-to-end system ...

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Home Flipping on the Rise as House Prices Soar

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CoreLogic data reveals that the nationwide ration of flipped properties to home sales hit 6.2 percent during Q1 2018, matching the post-crash high reached in Q1 2013. However, even as the number of investors flipping homes is increasing, so too ...

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Q1 Mortgage Delinquency Snapshot

As we approach hurricane season again, the impact of last year’s damaging storms are still being felt in the form of elevated 90+ day delinquency rates in some affected communities. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) National Delinquency Survey, ...

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The Hypervacancy Problem in American Cities

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Over the last few decades, housing vacancies have become more widespread in many American communities. That’s according to a new report published this week by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. But why is the problem so widespread, and what ...

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What Fannie Forecasts for Housing in 2019

Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group’s May 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook predicts continued economic growth throughout the rest of 2018. As we enter 2019, however, the GSE forecasts a potential change in that momentum. According to Fannie’s May ...

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Low Credit Scores Add Up

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A “fair” credit score between 640 and 679 could cost a borrower around $720 a year in extra mortgage payments than a borrower with an “excellent” score, according to a new Zillow study. Zillow analyzed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) terms ...

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Goldman Sachs Mortgage Relief Settlement Actions Near $1B

Goldman Sachs is approaching the billion-dollar mark for mandated consumer-relief actions stemming from two mortgage-related settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice and three states. Professor Eric D. Green, who serves as independent Monitor for the company’s consumer-relief agreements, ...

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