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Safeguard Properties Appoints George Mehok CIO

Safeguard Properties has announced the appointment of George Mehok as the company's chief information officer (CIO). Mehok is responsible for all information technology-related resources and assets. Safeguard explained that he will play an active role in identifying strategies, plans, and opportunities to apply technology and related solutions to support the company's growth and business evolution.

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Association of Mortgage Field Services Releases Practitioner Tools

The National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) has teamed up with the REO property preservation firm Field Asset Services, Inc. to provide its members with information on local code enforcement officials and homeowners association (HOA) contacts. The organization's database contains approximately 12,000 code officials and 2,500 HOA contacts nationwide and has been tied to interactive search tools available via the NAMFS website.

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A2Z Field Services Promotes Amie Sparks to SVP of Operations

A2Z Field Services, a provider of property inspection, preservation, and REO market-ready services nationwide, has announced the promotion of Amie Sparks to SVP of operations. Sparks is responsible for all aspects of national operations, including management of three HUD Field Services Management (FSM) contracts, which were awarded in June 2010 and renewed in June 2011.

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Safeguard Properties Announces Results of Vendor Diversity Survey

Safeguard Properties announced the results of a diversity survey of its vendor network, showing that 33 percent of its contracted services in 2010 went to businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Annual expenditures with these companies exceeded $153 million. Safeguard CEO Alan Jaffa made the announcement on Monday at the company's Eighth Annual Vendor Conference in Cleveland, attended by more than 1,500 vendors from across the country.

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Mortgage Contracting Services Appoints Assistant Vice President

Mortgage Contracting Services LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, and REO property maintenance, announced Wednesday the addition of Anthony Calabrese as assistant vice president. Stationed in the company's Dallas office, Calabrese will focus his efforts on the operations and business development of MCS' pre-sale preservation services. Calabrese most recently was an operations manager at CoreLogic.

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REO Allegiance Selected for Altas REO Inspection Program

REO Allegiance, a national property preservation firm headquartered in Bayonne, New Jersey, announced this week that it has been chosen as a premier inspection service provider for Atlas REO Services which is based in California and provides customized REO management and disposition services for lenders and servicers. The new program goes well beyond the services traditionally offered by asset management firms, according to the two companies, and saves clients time and money by putting properties back on the market faster.

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Green River Capital Launches REOConnex Mobile App for iPhone, iPad

Green River Capital, an REO asset management and loss mitigation provider for mortgage servicers, investment firms, credit unions, and banking institutions, announced Tuesday that its REOConnex asset management software is now available via a mobile application for the iPhone and iPad. The app allows agents to view all properties assigned to them, search for REO properties managed by Green River Capital, and view details and pictures stored in REOConnex.

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Audit Finds GSEs’ Regulator Let Complaints Slip Through the Cracks

Servicers have been ordered to institute a clear resolution process for consumer complaints. Accountability when it comes to dealing with distressed borrowers has become a central focus of mortgage servicing reform, but an audit conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency's inspector general found that the GSEs' regulator is itself lacking in this area. The report says the agency has let complaints alleging fraud, abuse, and improper foreclosures slip through the cracks with no oversight of their resolution. FHFA says it will take actions to remedy the issue.

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CoreLogic Launches New Property Condition Report

CoreLogic, a provider of information, analytics, and business services, now helps regulated financial institutions meet the federal Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines for lending decisions via its new property condition report. The company's new product, OnSite, covers 98.7 percent of parcels in the country, contains local market conditions, and complements automated valuation model (AVM) reports.

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Ohio Inspection and REO Company Renews Service Contracts with HUD

A2Z Field Services, an inspection and property preservation service provider headquartered in Ohio, announced the renewal of the company's three Field Services Management (FSM) contracts with HUD. The company provides property management services to HUD in 18 states and the District of Columbia and will continue to assist the federal agency with its bank-owned inventory over the next year.

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