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  • Affordability Challenges and Optimism: The Housing Market’s Road Ahead

    Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses affordability, student debt, and other factors impacting housing. Editor's note: this piece originally appeared in the April edition of DS News. ...

  • Leaning Into Tax Lien Investing

    This “investment secret” has been edging closer to the mainstream among real estate investors, but it remains a confusing and often intimidating strategy. Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the March issue of DS News. ...

  • Fintech: A Change in the Mortgage Ecosystem

    How can emergent technologies such as AI alter the course of the mortgage landscape from origination to servicing? ...

  • Investing in the Zone

    Opportunity zones offer real estate investors strong incentives to invest in designated low-income census tracts. Here’s why these zones could be the next big thing. ...

  • Following Mortgage Fintech Into the Future

    Where are the big banks putting their fintech investment dollars? Regional lenders can follow their lead and find a pathway leading straight into the future. ...

Reflecting on Reform Legislation

Legislation, Mortgage and Compliance News

  Select Print Feature, originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.   Barney Frank served as a U.S. Congressman, representing the fourth district of Massachusetts, from 1981 to 2012 and occupied the chairman’s seat of the House Financial Services ...

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Butterfly Effect

Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.   By Jerry Alt The days of winging it are long gone for our universe of distressed assets and loss recovery—the result of a chain reaction that inexorably ...

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The Home Stretch

Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.   By John Alkire With the housing crisis winding down, servicers are warming up for what could be a whole new ballgame in mortgage servicing. I played a fair ...

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Judicious Property Manager Needed

Amid budget cuts and promises to eliminate waste, the government is bleeding billions to maintain and secure vacant, underutilized federally owned properties. Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.

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Zombie Land

Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of DS News Magazine.   By Georgie Palafox   Vacant foreclosures pose risks and challenges to investors, servicers, and their partners in the field and can have devastating effects on local communities. ...

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Comparing Valuation Measures

Compliance Valuation Measures

Special Print Feature, originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of DS News Magazine. By Steve Albert, Ernie Durbin, and Tami Rund Without question, accurate valuation data is critical to your business, but how do you determine which method to use for ...

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Cost of Compliance: Consolidation

The default servicing space is narrowing under new legislated regulations. “The bottom line is that doing the necessary work of protecting our financial system and its customers comes with a cost.” Those words were spoken by Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth ...

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