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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. ...

COVID-19 Impact: A Rise in New Litigation Trends

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Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.  COVID-19’s impact on the mortgage servicing industry has been unlike anything ever seen before, not just in the magnitude of the economic downturn, but also in its precipitousness.    ...

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Forecasting the Legal Landscape

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.  COVID-19 was the centerpiece of legal actions affecting the default servicing industry in 2020 and will likely be for at least the first several months of 2021. The pandemic resulted in a lengthy backlog of ...

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Shoring Up the American Dream

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the December edition of DS News.  Dallas homeowner and military veteran Tommie Lee Morgan needed a new roof.  One morning in October 2019, nearly two-dozen volunteers descended upon his home. By the time the ...

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The Only Constant is Change

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the December edition of DSNews, out now. It was Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus who determined “there is nothing permanent except change.” It’s hard to believe Heraclitus could imagine just how much things would change more than 2,500 years later, but his theory certainly applies to the residential mortgage compliance world, which grows more complex with every passing ...

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The Long Road Ahead for Default Servicing

From the confusion of the initial outbreak, on through forbearances and internal challenges, here’s how default servicing set the pace for the most challenging year since the last housing crisis. Editor's note: This piece originally ran in the December issue of DS News.

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The Importance of Communicating With Struggling Borrowers

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News.  Mortgage forbearance is still a reality for many borrowers and servicers, more than six months after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) took effect on March 27. Under the CARES Act, mortgage ...

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How Servicers Can Assist Struggling Borrowers

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News. Steve Bailey, Senior Managing Director and Chief Mortgage Operations Officer at PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.,  has held a variety of roles and responsibilities since joining PennyMac in 2010. He is responsible for ...

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Anticipating 2021’s Ups and Downs

This story originally appeared in the November edition of DS News.   With more than 30 years’ mortgage industry experience, William J. Tessar joined CIVIC Financial Services in March 2017. He previously founded and served as President of three mortgage companies resulting ...

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