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  • Making Forbearance More Effective

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News.  Mortgage forbearance is still a reality for many borrowers and servicers, more than six months after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) took effect on March 27. Under the CARES Act, mor...

  • How Servicers Can Assist Struggling Borrowers

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News. Steve Bailey, Senior Managing Director and Chief Mortgage Operations Officer at PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.,  has held a variety of roles and responsibilities since joining PennyMac in 2010. He is responsible for...

  • Anticipating 2021’s Ups and Downs

    This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News.   With more than 30 years’ mortgage industry experience, William J. Tessar joined CIVIC Financial Services in March 2017. He previously founded and served as President of three mortgage companies resulting in residential funding volu...

  • Health Crisis Makes Digital Readiness a Priority

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DSNews, out now. Innovation and disruption are the core tenets of the technology industry. However, in 2020, the entire world was disrupted by a novel coronavirus, the fifth global tragedy of the past 102 years. The global pand...

  • Creating ‘Customers for Life’

     Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DSNews, out now.  This past summer, Home Point Financial, the second-largest wholesale mortgage lender in the country, announced the hiring of Perry Hilzendeger as its President of Servicing. While Hilzendeger was new to Home ...

Making Forbearance More Effective

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News.  Mortgage forbearance is still a reality for many borrowers and servicers, more than six months after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) took effect on March 27. Under the CARES Act, mortgage ...

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How Servicers Can Assist Struggling Borrowers

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News. Steve Bailey, Senior Managing Director and Chief Mortgage Operations Officer at PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.,  has held a variety of roles and responsibilities since joining PennyMac in 2010. He is responsible for ...

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Anticipating 2021’s Ups and Downs

This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News.   With more than 30 years’ mortgage industry experience, William J. Tessar joined CIVIC Financial Services in March 2017. He previously founded and served as President of three mortgage companies resulting ...

Read More »

Health Crisis Makes Digital Readiness a Priority

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DSNews, out now. Innovation and disruption are the core tenets of the technology industry. However, in 2020, the entire world was disrupted by a novel coronavirus, the fifth global tragedy ...

Read More »

Creating ‘Customers for Life’

 Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DSNews, out now.  This past summer, Home Point Financial, the second-largest wholesale mortgage lender in the country, announced the hiring of Perry Hilzendeger as its President of Servicing. While Hilzendeger was new to Home ...

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A Confluence of Events

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Editor’s note: this piece originally appeared in the October edition of DS News. Hidden deep in the news on July 22 was the report that Tropical Storm Gonzalo was forecast to become a hurricane. That same day, it was reported that a tropical depression was slowly gaining strength ...

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A Community Blight Nightmare?

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the October issue of DS News. Lessons learned from past recessions tell us that neighborhood blight can lower surrounding property values and create havens for crime and illegal activity. Abandoned homes can also ...

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Hitting a Moving Target

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the October edition of DSNews. How do you solve (or prepare for) a problem you know is coming but don’t know how big it’s going to be? That’s the challenge facing the industry, several ...

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Working at the Speed of Necessity

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the October edition of DSNews, out now. There is nothing like a pandemic and life-and-death consequences to accelerate innovation. This is especially true in the pharmaceutical and medical field, where scientists are rushing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Surprisingly, it’s also true in the appraisal industry.  As the ...

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Resurrecting Zombie Homes

This story originally appeared in the October edition of DSNews, out now. A solid economic recovery and red-hot housing market helped drive the vacant “zombie” foreclosure rate to new lows in the first half of 2020, even as the coronavirus crisis threatens to trigger a resurgence ...

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