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Five Star Partners With Industry to Launch Mortgage Diversity Council

The AMDC's goal is to drive results that support the application and promotion of the mortgage industry's best diversity practices, and advancing solutions that support initiatives outlined by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act–which focuses on minority and inclusion rules that call for greater supply chain diversity and greater diversity in hiring and promoting in the workforce.

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Numbers Don’t Lie: Complaints to the CFPB May Not Be What They Seem

In fact, the industry discovered that simply analyzing data from the CFPB is not enough, especially since the database arrives with its own built-in bias—that bias being the very nature of the database itself. It collects complaints, not praises, and ignores the larger universe of loans serviced nationwide. To fill the void of well-rounded data, Black Knight Financial Services and the Five Star Institute jumped into the missing space and used data from the CFPB database and its own analytics to inform its latest white paper on CFPB complaints. This select print feature originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of DS News magazine.

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Top Mortgage Banking Execs Convene for Inaugural Five Star Alternative Disposition Forum

Topics of discussions included whether short sales are still relevant, whether or not to sell occupied properties, claims without certificate of title, resolving the "hold bucket," determining the right disposition strategy for the property, the impact of prolonged sales cycles on the community, what to evaluate when considering a property repair, and what can be done to expedite the foreclosure process on vacant and abandoned properties.

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Aspen Grove Solutions Renews National Appraisal Congress Sponsorship

Aspen Grove’s renewal comes at a time when NAC members are spearheading initiatives designed to address issues impacting the valuations industry—namely barriers preventing entry into the appraisal profession, as well as a lack of standardization in regulations governing apprentice appraisers and routine background checks.

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Report: Foreclosure-Related Complaints Decreasing Faster Than Non-Current Inventory

The data showed that modification, collection, and foreclosure-related complaints were falling at an even fast rate than the number of non-current loans over that same period. In Q1 2013, the number of such complaints were received by the Bureau totaled 10,047; for the fourth quarter of 2014, that number was 4,741, a decline of 53 percent–compared to the 27 percent decline for non-current loan inventory.

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Auction.com and Five Star Institute Pledge Support to Operation Homefront and Veteran Home Donation Program

The Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado announced earlier today at the Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C., that the Institute would be partnering with the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, Irvine, California-based Auction.com, and national nonprofit Operation Homefront in support of a home donation program that provides mortgage-free homes to veterans.

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FHA Commissioner Joins Five Star Government Forum Speaker Lineup

The Five Star Institute announced the addition Friday of Biniam T. Gebre, Acting Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), as a featured speaker at the Sixth Annual Five Star Government Forum on March 18 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Gebre will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado to discuss FHA policies, standards, and programs impacting housing and homeownership across the United States.

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Servicers Name Property Preservation as Biggest Challenge With FHA Loans

Mortgage professionals involved with the servicing of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loans said the biggest challenge they face with those loans is "fulfillment of FHA property preservation and conveyance requirements," according to the February 2015 Mortgage Industry Outlook Report released Monday by The Collingwood Group and The Five Star Institute. Thirty-nine percent of survey respondents who service FHA loans for their respective companies said that fulfilling fulfilling property preservation requirements was their toughest challenge.

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