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  • Lessons Learned in MBS

    Natalya Vinokurova, Assistant Professor, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania spoke to DS News on what she learned from her research on MBS and if the housing market is poised to deal with the next crisis. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News...

  • The Rocky Road to Fee Recovery

    A Court of Appeal has limited the lender’s right to recover attorney’s fees after successfully defending against borrower lawsuits challenging a foreclosure. That means a victory in court could still prove costly. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News, out ...

  • Opportunity Knocks

    Expanding your real estate broker business requires not only recognizing opportunity when it comes calling but also seeking it out in places and with strategies beyond just what has worked before. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News. ...

  • Zombieland

    Zombie Property Survival Guide

    Even as the housing market booms, vacant and abandoned “zombie properties” continue to plague many municipalities, lingering reminders of the housing crisis. Here’s how the industry and communities around the nation are working together to take down the zombies. ...

  • The Unforeseen Consequences of Dodd-Frank

    A decade after the housing market’s collapse, some impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on the appraisal industry are only beginning to be felt … and not all of them were anticipated. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News, out now. ...

Building a Playbook for the Future

Tim Neer, SVP and Director of Loan Servicing at Colonial Bank on the need to adopt the technology to an ever-changing landscape and utilizing the lessons learned during the crisis to prepare for the future. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now.

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Demystifying the Economics of Housing

Dwight Johnston, Chief Economist, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on the economics and politics of the housing market and the trends that are likely to impact it during the year. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now.

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Counsel’s Corner: The Challenges Facing Financial Services Firms

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the May issue of DS News magazine, out now. Formerly a Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Harrisburg office of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection, Stephen Hladik brings a broad range ...

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When the Waters Recede: Helping Homeowners After Hurricane Harvey

Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the May issue of DS News, out now. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage, a higher toll than any previous U.S. natural disaster other than Hurricane Katrina. ...

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A Firm Hand

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now. Each year, mortgage servicers design new audit provisions to assist law firms in risk mitigation. While the intent of such initiatives is designed to be ...

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The Next Generation of Professionals in Mortgage and Housing

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the May issue of DS News magazine. The makeup of the American workforce is changing. Multiple distinct generations are currently filling out the employee rosters of most American businesses: the Baby Boomers approaching ...

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Ask the Economist: An Increasing Interest in Financial Services

Erin Collard, CFO and Co-Founder of Blend on why investors are seeing a big opportunity for technology to drive change across different areas of financial services. Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News.

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Counsel’s Corner: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

Editor’s note: this feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News, out now. As attorney out of Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel’s New York office, Sanda focuses his practice in creditor representation in foreclosures, loss mitigation, and collections, ...

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Five Minutes With: Brian Grow, President, Morningstar Credit Ratings

Editor’s note: this feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News, out now. In his new role, Grow oversees the day-to-day operations of Morningstar’s structured finance, corporate credit, and financial institutions ratings business. Before being named President of Morningstar ...

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Investing in the Future of Default Servicing

Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DS News, out now. With a quarter of 2018 under our belt, it’s clear that our prediction—that the financial service industry will continue to place a high emphasis on strategic ...

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