Where Danger LurksThe prevalence of meth labs is creating new risks for property preservation companies.
REO Asset Management
The Silent Hazard At Abandoned Properties
By Steve Meyer
How field services companies identify and remediate damage caused by “meth labs.”
REO Asset Management
When It Comes To Servicing REO Properties, Communication Is Key
By Fred Law
Timely and effective communication among all parties involved in REO asset management can help servicers reduce risk and minimize losses.
Data Transparency Is Critical To Compliance In Servicing
By Gregg Lehman
Technology has enabled the mortgage industry to shift to a more quality-focused, borrower-centric lending model with transparent data management.
Valuation Best Practices: Reading Between The Regulatory Lines
By Lisa Binkley & Craig Zielazny
Servicers must not only routinely value their portfolios but also monitor borrower activity if they are to proactively reduce risk in today’s highly regulated market.
Loss Mitigation Strategies
The Loan Modification Process: An Inexact Science
By Patrick Barnard
While loan modification continues to be the go-to solution for borrowers facing foreclosure, servicers must strive to reduce re-defaults through prudent underwriting.
Foreclosures Jumped 11.8% In January
CFPB Reform Bill Passes In House
Products and Services
Borrower Contact Solution Launched
MI Companies Launch Trade Association
Better Information For Better Servicing Decisions
By Michael O’Connell
In order to adhere to new regulations, servicers need as much information as possible - as early as possible in the process.
Chapter 13 Uniformity Is On Its Way
By Ken VanNorwick
A proposed national model plan for Chapter 13 bankruptcy would level the playing field among the states.
Valuation Best Practices
Despite New Regulations, Valuation Options Remain The Same
By Laura Ferris
With non-performing loans projected to increase, it is important for servicers to assess their valuation strategies regularly.
The Trouble With SPOC
By Barry Hays
How servicers are handling, implementing and responding to the CFPB’s new single point of contact rule.
Servicing Gets A Lift From Technology
By Kelli Himebaugh
Profitability and compliance concerns are driving more lenders to service their own loans. Fortunately, the new generation of software is making it easier.
Black Knight: Foreclosure Timelines Putting Drag On Recovery
CFPB: Servicers Still Engaging In Unscrupulous Practices
Black Knight Platform Sees Record Volume
D+H Re-Brands Its Divisions To D+H
Post Deadline: Questions Remain
By George FitzGerald
Following implementation of the CFPB’s new servicing rules, certain regulations are still murky.
Addressing Pooling And Servicing Agreements In Foreclosures
By Matthew D. Levine
Courts that allow questions of compliance to a PSA are opening the doors to full PSA examination.
Meeting The CFPB’s Implementation Challenge
Just how challenged were servicers in preparing for the CFPB’s new servicing rules?
Fannie, Freddie Will Be Watching How RESPA Rules Affect Servicing
By Michael Bates
The complicated universe surrounding just one new CFPB rule highlights the onus on the GSEs and its servicers.
Servicing Rights And The Mortgage Document
By Patrick Nackley
‘Who said you could do that?’ is a common refrain of borrowers from all across the country.
Foreclosure Filings Dropped 26% In 2013
CFPB Empowers Borrowers To Fight Servicer Misdeeds
Safeguard Launches MapAlert System
LPS Is Now Black Knight
Wingspan Portfolio Advisors
Lender-Placed Insurance Evolves With The Times
By John Frobose
Despite the bum rap it has received in the media lately, lender-placed insurance fills a real and significant need.
The Real Reason Lenders Are Challenged To Foreclose
By Bruce J. Bergman
Defaulting homeowners are increasingly resorting to unusual tactics to delay the foreclosure process.
Shedding Light On The ‘Shadows’
By Rick Sharga
What impact has the so-called “shadow inventory” had on the housing recovery?
The End Is Near… Or Is It Just The Beginning?
By Nick Volpe
Deadline day is here for meeting the CFPB’s new servicing rules - but open questions remain.
2013: A Year Of Change For The Mortgage Servicing Industry
Industry experts reflect on the past year and predict the factors that will bring change in 2014.
Monitor: Settlement Banks Failed Some Servicing Tests
Banks Spend More On Marketing Than Consumer Education
Colonial Savings Selects LoanServ
Wipro To Acquire Opus CMC For $75M
Mortgage Contracting Services
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