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Payment Deferral: A Simple Answer to Post-Forbearance
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 03:23:28 +0000

Freddie Mac’s Kevin Palmer discusses ways in which the GSEs' Payment Deferral offering can go a long way in resolving COVID-19-related delinquencies (Sponsored Content).

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Forbearance Volume Milestone: Plans Dip Below 1.6M
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:03:35 +0000

The number of borrowers in COVID-19-related mortgage loan forbearance plans dipped below 1.6 million for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, according to the weekly report from Black Knight, whose data-analytics team has been tracking forbearance activity throughout. Overall, active forbearance plans dipped by 22,000, that's -1.4%, Tuesday-Tuesday, bringing the number of ...

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Sagent’s Playbook to Modernize $1 Trillion in Mortgage Servicing
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:15:53 +0000

This month marks an exciting milestone in Sagent’s modernization of mortgage servicing for America’s top banks and lenders. We’re adding mortgage/consumer lending disruptor Figure as a client and a software innovation partner. Figure is exciting because they’re a consumer-first leader that’s making major moves in both mortgage and blockchain. Below, I quickly detail these topics ...

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DS5: Top Post-Pandemic Priorities for Servicers
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:39:21 +0000

DS5: Inside the Industry returns with Freddie Mac’s Kevin Palmer discussing a critical issue facing hundreds of thousands of homeowners and the professionals assisting them.

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Rep. Waters Presses for Thompson as Full-Time FHFA Head
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:27:39 +0000

The Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee has called upon President Biden to drop the Acting Director title and nominate Sandra L. Thompson as Director of FHFA.

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WFG National Title Insurance Company Hires New VP 
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:54:35 +0000

Jason Vasek has been appointed VP of Strategic Growth, where he will work to expand the company's presence in the southern Texas market.

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Home Sales Fall 6% in August 
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:36:10 +0000

For the first time in 15 months, home sales have slowed, as 52% of homes are still selling above their list price as inventory remains restricted in most metros.  

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Most Valuable Company Profile: Get to Know Insight One Solutions
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:22:12 +0000

Learn how the company has reinvigorated its focus on customer relationships, its vendor network, and its team, working to add meaningful value with “relentless attention to end-user experience.”

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Announcing Five Star’s Laurie Maggiano Executive of the Year Finalists
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:58:05 +0000

During the 2021 Five Star Conference, the annual Women in Housing Leadership awards will once again honor some of the industry’s most accomplished female executives. Today, we introduce you to the finalists for the Laurie Maggiano Executive of the Year Award.

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Home Flips Rebound, ROI Plummets
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:18:45 +0000

The market share of houses bought, remodeled, and sold by investors increased for the first time in a year, but, as one expert puts it, "their profits sure didn't."

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