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The Week Ahead: Servicing, Government Leaders Seek Common Ground

handshake-fiveLeaders from both servicing and government will join together for on Thursday, March 31, for the 7th Annual Five Star Government Forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to explore the effect that rules of regulation that originates in Washington, D.C. are having on the mortgage servicing industry and homeowners.

The theme of the 7th Annual Five Star Government Forum, an exclusive day-long event, is “Finding Common Ground.” Participants in the Forum will engage in honest and open dialogue about the most pressing issues in the mortgage industry and the challenges that servicers and the entire housing economy are facing.

Keynote speakers at the event include Edward R. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD, and the Hon. Theodore M. Tozer, President, Ginnie Mae. The panels will include representatives from government agencies such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, Treasury, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as representatives from Wells Fargo, Equifax, Nationstar, Seneca Mortgage Servicing, Ten-X, Deloitte, Redfin, and many more.

Morning panel topics will include “Changing of the Guard,” in which panelists discuss how the presidential election will shape housing policy and “Meeting in the Middle,” in which regulators and the industry discuss strategies to better work together for American homeowners. For the afternoon, discussion topics will be priorities for the single-family housing market; the economics of housing; and challenges to the community.

Click here to register.

Thought Leadership Forum—March 30 to April 3

The 2016 Thought Leadership Forum will be from Wednesday, March 30, until Sunday, April 3, in Cabo San Lucas. The Thought Leadership Forum is an exclusive, four-day team-building event designed to bring together key executives from the mortgage industry to discuss issues that are pertinent to mortgage origination, servicing, and default. And unlike other mortgage industry events, this is a spouse-friendly event.

Click here to register for the Thought Leadership Forum.

Events Happening This Week

Monday, March 28

  • Pending Home Sales for February 2016 from the National Association of Realtors. Buyers signed 2.5 percent fewer contracts in January to buy existing homes compared to December, largely due to tight inventory and high prices.

Tuesday, March 29

  • S&P Case-Shiller Index for January 2016. The index rose by 5.7 percent in December.
  • Ten-X Nowcast for March 2016 will offer predictions on existing-home sales and prices for March.

Friday, April 1

  • March employment summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With 242,000 jobs added, February rebounded from January’s disappointment.

About Author: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

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