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Sentencing Date Set for Former JPMorgan Loan Officer

Former senior loan officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. admitted to a $33 million mortgage fraud scheme recently. A Florida federal judge accepted the plea and set the sentencing date for August 17. In exchange for shorter sentencing and other charges to be dropped, the $33 million will be paid in restitution.

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The State of Household Debt and Homeownership in America

Household debt reached a peak of $12.7 trillion in Q3 2008. Following the peak, debt declined for several years until recently. The past three years have seen a gradual increase in debt, reaching $12.6 trillion by Q4 2016. Borrowers have shifted away from housing-related debt into student loan and auto debt.

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The Week Ahead: Hope For Credit Growth

The Federal Reserve will release its February 2017 Consumer Credit survey. Previous studies have revealed that although ejection rates on credit applications declined, consumers still felt pessimistic. For example, February’s report revealed that consumers were 12.2 percent less likely to apply for a mortgage refinance than before.

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Fraud in Loan Apps Up in February

More lenders in February saw defects in mortgage applications compared to January, according to a new report by First American Financial Corp. The firm’s chief economist cited rising interest rates as the likely culprit. As rates rise, more borrowers are seeking ARMs, which are inherently riskier and, thus, ripe for more misrepresentation.

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Making Assignments in the Dark

The chain of title is the guy-wire that holds the home finance industry upright. Without some method to determine who owns a given parcel of real estate, it cannot be used as collateral for a loan. In cases where these loans go into default, a clear title is essential for a smooth foreclosure and REO process. Unfortunately, problems arise that cloud the title, increasing loss severity for investors.

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Winning Bidders in Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loan Sale

The sale of these loans is intended to reduce the number of seriously-delinquent loans owned by Fannie Mae and to help stabilize neighborhoods and to help meet the portfolio reduction targets required under the Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement with the United States Treasury.

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