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MCS Valutions Welcomes New Assistant VP of Operations

MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, broker price opinions, and other valuation-related products to the financial services industry, has named Rebecca English assistant VP of operations in Sandy, Utah, according to a recent press release.

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MCS Valuations Announces Management Changes

Nationwide property preservation/inspection/REO property maintenance provider MCS Valuations (MCSV), LLC, has strengthened its management team to emphasize the company's focus on quality assurance and compliance, according to an announcement.

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Allstate Appraisal, Bradford Launch Third-Party Inspection Product

Nationwide valuation and review services company Allstate Appraisal, based in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and computer-aided appraising technology pioneer Bradford Technologies, based in San Jose, California, have announced the launch of Valuation Express, a desktop appraisal product that incorporates third-party property inspections.

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Valuation Fraud Risk Jumps in First Quarter

Risk of fraud in property valuations spiked in the first quarter, according to a report released Wednesday by risk analytics firm Interthinx. Analysts for Interthinx attribute the increase in valuation fraud risk to a rise in buyers purchasing and listing multiple properties in the same neighborhood.

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USRES Enhances Property Valuation Platform

USRES, a provider of management solutions for real estate assets and the parent company of RES.NET, recently unveiled enhancements to its proprietary valuations platform designed to improve quality control and compliance efforts.

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National Appraisal Congress Launches, First Chairman Named

The Five Star Institute announced Monday the formation of the National Appraisal Congress (NAC). In response to a developing need for thought leadership and the promotion of best practices and execution, the NAC will serve as a collection of subject matter experts to foster collaboration in the real estate appraisal industry.

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Report: GSEs Purchased Risky Loans Despite Red Flags

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About four years after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed the GSEs to develop a uniform collateral data portal, the Office of the Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA OIG) finds the portal is not being used to its potential, and the GSEs continue to purchase loans with red flags.

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DocMagic Addresses Compliance Woes Related to ECOA Valuation Rule

DocMagic, Inc., says it has a variety of solutions available that support lenders' compliance with the ECOA Valuation Rule, no matter what the lender's business rules are. Under the ECOA Valuation Rule, a creditor must provide an applicant with a copy of the appraisal and other written valuations upon completion, or three business days prior to consummation of the transaction, whichever is earlier.

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2013 in Review: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mortgage industry commentators may argue (and they certainly have) about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) performance over the last year, but one thing is certain: The bureau knows how to command headlines. Early this year, CFPB finally issued its long awaited Qualified Mortgage (QM) guidelines along with a slew of other finance regulations. With the future of housing finance on the line, it's no wonder readers of DSNews.com couldn't tear themselves away from the news.

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Regulators Exempt Some Higher-Priced Loans from New Appraisal Rules

Federal regulators have revised new appraisal rules set to take effect in January to include exemptions for some higher-priced mortgage loans, according to a press release from six federal financial agencies. Officials described the updated exemptions as ""appropriate,"" and added loans less than $25,000, streamlined refinances, and loans secured by a manufactured home and land as exempt.

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