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FHA Amends Reverse Mortgage Rules

According to a new rule form the Federal Housing Administration, certain reverse mortgages will now require a second apprasial. Click through to learn more about the new policy.

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Much Left to Do for Homeownership

Five decades after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 became law, some say the playing field remains uneven when it comes to achieving the American dream of homeownership. What can be done to promote a more equitable housing industry? Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the September issue of DS News.

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Spotlight on D&I and Default Servicing Trends

The last day of the Five Star Conference saw attendees taking home the lessons learned on the most pressing issues of the day in three different areas of the mortgage industry. Here are the highlights of the conversations that made a difference.

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Improving REO through Discussion

At the Five Star FORCE Rally this year, industry professionals discussed improvements of REO agent performance through lender- and servicer-driven education.

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The Art of Networking and Winning at a Conference

Click through to learn how REO brokers and agents can prepare for and make the most of their time at a conference or trade show to improve their business.

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The Favored Option for Vacant Property Security Is …

For anyone who works with vacant property in economically distressed areas—property managers, asset managers, rehabbers, real estate agents—the material used to secure and protect property is a big deal. And according to a recent study, most of these professionals overwhelmingly ...

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Confirmation of Sale Scrutiny in Kansas

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The Kansas Court of Appeals has recently reexamined a common method of property sales. Click through to see what this means for the court's outlooks.

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Rental Rates on the Rise

Much like the housing market, the rental sector is showing no signs of a slowdown. According to the most recent CoreLogic numbers, which show that U.S. single-family rents were up 2.9 percent year-over-year in April, among some other noteworthy data ...

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The Evolution of the REO Landscape

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Patrick McClain, SVP of Hubzu Auction Services, talks to DS News about how the REO space has evolved in recent years, the challenges of operating amidst low foreclosure inventory, and how struggling homeowners are benefitting from options such as short sales.

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