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Valuations Are a FORCE to be Reckoned With

On Tuesday, January 30, the The Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE) presents a brand new webinar spotlighting the true value of broker price opinions, and how to use them to gain more business. The “Value of Valuations” webinar runs ...

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PCV Murcor Debuts Rental BPO Valuation Tool

PCV Murcor is unveiling its newest valuation tool to mortgage industry professionals this week at the Mortgage Bankers Association's 99th Annual Convention in Chicago. It's called Rental Broker Price Opinion (BPO)--a tiered offering that includes a BPO, automated rent estimate (ARE), and an optional reconciled broker opinion of the ARE.

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White Paper Argues for AMCs to Pay Appraisers Full Fees

Competition can lead to low prices, but sometimes when prices get too low, someone ends up paying. This is an issue the appraisal industry is facing, where appraisal management companies (AMCs) compete for clients by lowering the cost of appraisals, leading to less compensation for the appraisers. In a white paper, Jeff Schurman, executive director of Leading Causes and Rick Grant, president and CEO of RGA Public Relations, listed and explained 20 benefits for AMCs if they pay appraisers full fees.

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Two American Brokers Look to Launch MLS in the Phillipines

George B. Flessas intended to retire in the Philippines after selling his REO firm back in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Instead of settling, living in a new country inspired him to start another venture due to a need he saw for a nationwide Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the low cost to operate a business in the Philippines.

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eMortgage Logic Celebrates 10th Anniversary

eMortgage Logic, LLC is celebrating its 10th year in business. The company provides residential real property valuations, data, analytics, and customized solutions for mortgage lenders, servicers, and investors nationwide. The idea for eMortgage Logic originated with Ralph Sells during his tenure at Freddie Mac, after Sells revived a struggling internal broker price opinion company acquired by the GSE's HomeSteps division.

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New Valuation Product Combines Three BPOs

Valuation Vision, based in California, has released a new valuation product that relies on the assessments of not one but three real estate professionals. BPOMerge offers servicers and investors a comprehensive report with broker price opinions (BPOs) from three real estate agents. MergeValue then analyzes the comparables the agents relied on and employs advanced algorithms to calculate a single price based on all the data from the agents. Each agent's comparables are weighted by the agent's performance metrics.

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JVI Solutions, Active Data Technologies Forge Technology Agreement

JVI Solutions LLC, a nationwide appraisal and inspection services provider, and Active Data Technologies Inc., the parent company of Foreclosure.com, announced Wednesday that the two Florida-based firms have forged a technology partnership which they describe as ""game-changing."" The joint venture will soon introduce a proprietary automated home appraisal and broker price opinion (BPO) system that integrates interactive analytical data into a mobile platform.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Wells Fargo and Chase for Default Service Fees

Baron and Budd attorneys filed a lawsuit on February 10, alleging that Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase charged excessive default service fees. According to the suit, while federal law allows mortgage servicers to charge borrowers BPO fees, Wells Fargo and Chase marked up the charges or performed unnecessary services to make a profit, which is not permissible. The suit also claims that the fees are disguised on statements as other charges, miscellaneous fees, or corporate advances.

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Clayton Holdings Closes Green River Capital Acquisition

Clayton Holdings LLC announced Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Green River Capital. No financial details were disclosed. Green River has a staff of approximately 200 and a nationwide network of more than 5,000 real estate brokers, providing REO, short sale, and BPO services to investor, financial institution, and GSE clients. Green River will continue to operate as a standalone business, under its current brand and led by its current management team.

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Clayton Holdings to Acquire Green River Capital Businesses

Clayton Holdings announced Friday that it has agreed to buy Green River Capital. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. No financial details were announced. Green River will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Clayton Holdings. The company will continue to operate as a standalone business, under its current brand, in its current location, and will be led by its current management team.

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