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  • Texas Supreme Court Throws the Industry a Lifeline

    Editor's note: This article appears in the April 2021 edition of DS News magazine, available here.  In an enormous victory for lenders and servicers, on January 29, 2021, the Texas Supreme Court affirmed the voiding of a lender’s lien due ‎to the expiration of the statute of limitations does not pre...

  • The Importance of Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Editor's note: This article appears in the April 2021 issue of DS News magazine, available here.  Arthur Johnson serves as VP of Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets, leading the Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS) Policy team responsible for maintaining the integrity of its securitization programs. The team pro...

  • Strategic Opportunity Zone Investment

    Ellavoz Impact Capital President and CEO Robert Hutchins discusses his company's approach to developing distressed asset communities. ...

  • Some Things Are Better in Bulk

    Bulk title transactions can streamline sales and purchases for investors. ...

  • ‘Early Resolution’ Could Add Extra Complications

    Here’s what one Illinois county’s new residential eviction and consumer debt “Early Resolution Program” could mean for servicers and other stakeholders. ...

Cost of Compliance: Community-Based Mortgage Servicing

Mortgage Servicing

New regulations have the propensity to transform the mortgage industry into a system where servicers deliver, regulators protect, and consumers trust again. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) mortgage servicing regulations aim to do just that—get delinquent borrowers into loan modification plans and establish effective communication channels between the servicer and borrower to ultimately protect them from foreclosure.

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Villains … or Victims?

Select Print Feature, originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of DS News magazine.   Suicide. Accusations of prosecutorial overkill fanned by political aspirations. Scores of homeowners perhaps unfairly evicted. All elements, surely, of a nightmarish made-for-TV movie, right? Unfortunately, ...

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Driving the Market

What's Driving the Market?

Select Print Feature, originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of DS News Magazine.   For get prices. Forget mortgage rates. The main driver of housing demand—according to three separate and distinct market studies—is confidence, primarily assurance that the value ...

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The Sticky Business of Compliance

Compliance and Mortgage News

 Select Print Feature, originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of DS News magazine. As new regulations take shape, one thing’s for certain: A clear, methodical response is key to tapering regulatory risk and preventing servicers from seeing red.   ...

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Expediting the Empties

Housing and Mortgage News

  Select Print Feature, originally appeared in the May, 2013 issue of DS News Magazine. Can servicers and their partners in the field work through the many obstacles that come with fast-tracking vacant foreclosures? Several jurisdictions are considering legislation or ...

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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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