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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. ...

Rental Relief Needed Now

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News. Beginning March 27, 2020, when President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, the state of evictions across the United States has resembled a roller-coaster. Tenants and landlords ...

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HUD Face-to-Face: Is it a Condition Precedent

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.  Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals has recently issued two new opinions concerning the “HUD Face-to-Face Provision.” Both actions involved the involuntary dismissal of foreclosure cases at ...

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Proving De-acceleration In a Changing Landscape

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Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News. New York’s statute of limitations to initiate foreclosure has been an ongoing and persistent issue facing the mortgage servicing industry. Courts have shown a disturbing comfort level with ...

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The Automatic Stay—The Ultimate Creditor Protection

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.  Widely known as the ultimate debtor protection, the automatic stay provided for in section 362 of the United States Bankruptcy Code is perhaps the most important feature of ...

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