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  • The Factors Impacting Housing Trends

    Dr. Lynn Fisher, Resident Scholar and Co-Director of the Center on Housing Markets and Finance, AEI on the rising riskiness of securitized loans and what actions the industry can take to alleviate the current inventory challenges. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of ...

  • The Road Ahead for Legal League 100

    As leadership of the Legal League 100 passes to a new Chair in the form of Roy Diaz, he and departing chair Neil Sherman discuss past accomplishments and future goals of the association with DS News. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of DS News, out now. ...

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    A Decade Unlike Any Other

    DS News takes a retrospective look at the lessons learned over the last 10 years and a look at what lies ahead. Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the July issue of DS News, out now. ...

  • As Summer Heat Rises, So Do REO Sales

    With strong demand and not enough inventory to go around, this summer buying season is expected to be white-hot. Here are some of the steps REO managers need to take to maximize profits during these summer months. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of DS News, out now....

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    Protecting Borrowers Through Tech

    New tools are easing the loan handoff from origination to servicing, and helping servicers better predict borrowers who are at risk of default. Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the July issue of DS News, out now. ...

Scapegoats?

Property preservation companies have come under criticism in recent months. But is it warranted? This select print feature originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of DS News.

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A Tough Market Means Tough Decisions

The rebound of the mortgage and housing market is good news for all except those who work in the counter-cyclical segments, such as foreclosure and REO services. This print feature originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of DS News magazine.

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In Search of the Next Generation

If the residential valuations industry was a football field, many appraisers would tell you they’re sitting on the 50-yard-line, with no book of plays, no running back, and a star quarterback who is on vacation. Editor's note: This select print feature appeared in the September 2015 issue of DS News.

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The Gift of Hindsight: Did Prime Loans Cause the Mortgage Crisis?

But a new analysis of the mortgage crisis, which cost millions of families their homes and brought down storied financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, suggests prime loans, not subprime, were the major driver and “the crisis was not solely, or even primarily, a subprime sector event.” This select print feature will appear in the August 2015 issue of DS News.

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The Five Pillars of Risk Management

As a mortgage banker, originator or servicer, you may be thinking, “Can the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) interfere with my supplier and service provider relationships?” If you’re asking that question, it is useful to learn more about the CFPB’s vendor oversight expectations. Editor's note: This select print feature is scheduled to appear in the July 2015 issue of DS News, available on July 1.

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Numbers Don’t Lie: Complaints to the CFPB May Not Be What They Seem

In fact, the industry discovered that simply analyzing data from the CFPB is not enough, especially since the database arrives with its own built-in bias—that bias being the very nature of the database itself. It collects complaints, not praises, and ignores the larger universe of loans serviced nationwide. To fill the void of well-rounded data, Black Knight Financial Services and the Five Star Institute jumped into the missing space and used data from the CFPB database and its own analytics to inform its latest white paper on CFPB complaints. This select print feature originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of DS News magazine.

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