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Finding a Home in this Day and Age

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A recent report from Trulia questions the effect of your neighbors’ age on local home price and home buying opportunities. The report states that studying the ages of the people surrounding your neighborhood—or your perspective neighborhood—can give you a sense ...

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Gateway Mortgage, and More

The Industry Pulse

From quarterly earnings reports and new leadership to mergers and internal promotions, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update. Florida-based Black Knight Inc, a provider of software, data and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, ...

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ALAW Announces Merger With Felty and Lembright

ALAW, a creditors’ rights law firm which provides default, litigation, collection, title, and closing services to the mortgage banking industry, has announced its merger with Cleveland, Ohio based creditors’ rights law firm Felty and Lembright Co., L.P.A. Current Felty and ...

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Before the Next Disaster Strikes

After 2017, a year of natural disasters that racked up nearly $306 billion dollars in total economic losses, organizations in the mortgage and housing industry are taking heed and proceeding into the 2018 disaster season and beyond with caution and ...

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Credit Scores and Loan Prepayment Speed

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Are prepayment speeds related to credit scores? A recent webinar on residential mortgage servicing rights gave some new insights about the prepayment of loan products and FICO scores by comparing conventional and government mortgages.

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Mr. Cooper Finalizes Merger, Emerges Nominal Champion

The acquisition of Mr. Cooper (formerly Nationstar Mortgage), the Coppell, Texas-based mortgage servicing company, has completed its merger with the formerly owned Washington Mutual Bank, Seattle-based WMIH Corp. WMIH Corp. was formerly Washington Mutual Inc., the parent of Washington Mutual ...

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Recapping the Repeal of Outdated Legislation

Stern & Eisenberg, a regional firm servicing New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and the District of Columbia. A recent decision from the Maryland Court Of Appeals overruled the ...

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Home Prices in Nevada Grow at Break-neck Speed

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A recent analysis found that states in the Western region saw the fastest growth of home prices across the country. Which other states joined the Silver State in home price appreciation gains?

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Fannie Mae Reaches Out to Borrowers in Wildfire Zones

The numerous California communities hit hard by recent desolating—and spreading—wildfires can get at least a semblance of relief from Fannie Mae in the form of mortgage assistance, the GSE reminded borrowers in a statement. Under the GSE’s guidelines for single-family ...

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