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Securing Foreclosure Protections for Veterans

This past week the United States Senate passed legislation designed to help protect military servicemembers, veterans, and their families from foreclosure. Sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), the legislation was included as part of the larger banking regulation bill ...

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Making Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Permanent

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United States tax policy has been in the spotlight in recent months, with President Trump signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December, and experts debating what the long-term impact of the bill will be ever since. ...

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Facilitating Growth in a Changing Industry Landscape

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Continuous learning is a necessity for professionals in the servicing and mortgage industry. With this in mind, the Five Star Academy (FSA), a Five Star Institute brand, recently launched a learning platform with independent certification programs and courses written by experts from ...

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Delinquencies on the Decline

According to the latest installment of CoreLogic’s monthly Loan Performance Insights Report, nationally 5.3 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency during December 2017. That figure includes mortgages in foreclosure. The total is exactly the same percentage as ...

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HUD Addresses Concerns About Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures

Reverse mortgages have become a popular—and sometimes controversial—way for Americans to make use of the accrued equity in their homes, especially for older homeowners. The latest controversy surrounds HUD foreclosures on homes participating in the home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) ...

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California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch

As California approaches the election for its new governor, its candidates have to face a big problem in their home state: housing. How will the leading candidates tackle the issues of housing shortages and rising prices in their home state?

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The Long Road to Recovery for Ohio and Foreclosures

Ohio was at the forefront of the housing crisis that the nation has been working to recover from for the past decade. According to a 2016 report by Policy Matters Ohio, there were 40,479 new foreclosure filings in Ohio in ...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Foreclosure Notice Requirements

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One of the most important elements of the foreclosure process is adhering to regulations for the area in which the foreclosure is occurring. Given that foreclosure law varies wildly from state to state, staying abreast of new developments can be ...

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Lee Wardlow to Lead Loan Servicing at BOK Financial Mortgage

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Mortgage, a division of BOK Financial, has named mortgage veteran Lee Wardlow to lead the company’s loan servicing business. Wardlow most recently served 15 years in a mortgage servicing leadership role at Bank of America in ...

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Improving FHA Foreclosure Processes

A new brief released by the Urban Institute explores ways to improve Federal Housing Administration (FHA) foreclosure timelines and conveyance processes so as to drive down costs and make things more efficient. The brief is the third in a series ...

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