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Better Predicting Mortgage Default

Credit scores alone are not enough to determine the likelihood of mortgage default. Here's how multiple factors complicate default risk, and which metrics can serve as the best early warning signs.

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LERETA Announces Chief Strategy Officer

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LERETA, LLC, a national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers based in Covina, California, has tapped Eric Christensen as the Chief Strategy Officer for the company. Christensen is responsible for product development, corporate strategy, marketing, and M&A transactions.

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Credit Scores and Loan Prepayment Speed

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Are prepayment speeds related to credit scores? A recent webinar on residential mortgage servicing rights gave some new insights about the prepayment of loan products and FICO scores by comparing conventional and government mortgages.

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Achieving Sustainable Homeownership

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With the FHFA considering the possibility of changing the credit score requirements the GSEs requires, what are the advantages of credit scoring competition and what impact could these potential changes have on future default rates?

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Scoring the Unscorable

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the February issue of DS News, out now. Following the credit crisis of 2008, the economic recovery has stabilized consumer credit markets and led to a rebound of credit availability for consumers. Despite a ...

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