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NEW Principal Forbearance vs. Forgiveness; More on CFPB and Servicing; More Investor Updates
NEW CFPB to Impact Servicing! The Volcker Rule Bringing an End to Hedging Rate Locks?
NEW Banks as Landlords; Dodd-Frank Dictates Minority & Women-owned Service Providers; The CFPB and your 401(k)
NEW HARP's Impact on Prepayment Speeds; Watch for Property Deed Scams
NEW GFI & Arizona Lawsuit Chatter of Note; Principal Reduction's Sticky Mess
NEW ING Waves the White Flag; Why Relying on the Fed to Keep Rates Low is Not a Good Thing
NEW HARP Input from LO's and Investors; Comment on the CFPB's RESPA & TILA Proposals
NEW Rumor About State LO Licensing; A Busy FDIC; Upcoming Conferences
NEW CFPB to Tackle World's Oldest Profession; Top Lenders Form Private Club; GSE's End HARP
NEW LO Comp & The CFPB; FHA & Seller Contributions; Redwood Trust, ewarehouse Chatter
NEW Redwood's Non-Agency Security; Plethora of Lender & MI Updates
NEW Mortgage Ops Jobs; HARP Pricing; Property Inspection Waiver Considerations
NEW Mortgage Brokers Making a Comeback? Ally/ResCap Update; Who is Ewarehouse?
NEW HARP 2.0 Pricing, Processing and Underwriting in Focus
NEW HARP-Mania: Catch the Wave or Let it Pass?; BofA Introduces 'Mortgage to Lease'
NEW FDIC to Define "Subprime"; Timeshare Fraud; Title Insurance Numbers; More Lender Updates
NEW FHA's Premium Increase Less than 3 Weeks Away; Lender and Investor Updates;
NEW Agency Gossip; HARP Chatter from Lenders and MI Companies;
NEW HARP 2.0 Chatter; Agencies Say No to Private Transfer Fees; The CFPB & Privacy
NEW Thoughts on Home Ownership and the FHFA REO Program; Few Argue US Economy Picking Up Some
NEW Done Stressing Over Stress Tests; Eight Most Common Underwriting Mistakes; SEC and Thornburg
NEW Acquisitions In the News; Reps and Warrants Matter; Mortgage Employment -3200 in January
NEW A Legal Take on Fannie-BofA; RESPA in the Supreme Court; Freddie's Performance
NEW PRA(P) for Servicers; Investors, Lender, and MI updates
NEW Theory on MIP Dates; The MBA and QM; Chatter on Compare Ratios and BoA/Fannie
NEW Remember "Tangible Net Benefit"? Nationstar's IPO; Fannie Update
NEW FHA Collections and Date Restrictions Put Damper on Streamline News
NEW Servicers Matter for Compare Ratios; How will the FHA Insurance Premium Change Impact Production?
NEW Investor, Agency, Lender, and MI Updates
NEW Aurora Bales and Sails; Wells Fargo Expands Globally
NEW There is No 3.8% Real Estate Tax; All-cash Buyers Still Making News
NEW Fannie Loses How Much? Comments on Home Ownership Priority and HUD's BofA Discrimination Suit
NEW Echo Boomers and Home Ownership; Redwood Trust's Loss; Thoughts on Agency Condo Policies
NEW Details on FHA's MIP Increase; HSOA update; Upcoming Events
NEW Flagstar Settles Fraud Charges; More on HSOA's Demise; Letters on Citi and Provident
NEW Adios Home Savings of America; An Issue of MI and Investor Documentation and Underwriting Changes
NEW MI Companies Watching for the FHA MIP Increase; BofA and Fannie - Does it Matter?
NEW Volker Rule's Impact on Hedging Rate Locks; Potential HARP 2.0 Borrower Pool Defined
NEW Fannie and Freddie Future Plans; NMLS Licensee Stats on the Rise
NEW Clearing Up Some G-fee and HARP 2.0 Confusion; More Conferences and Companies Expanding
NEW Thoughts on Provident's Condo Change; Accumulation of Investor and Lender Changes
NEW Provident and Condos; Startling Utah Stats; Promising Signs for US Economy - Will Rates Creep Up?
NEW "Wow" Stats from Citi's Lawsuit Settlement; Short Sale vs. Foreclosure Losses; ASF Notes; More Conferences
NEW Trends in Mortgage Banking; Conferences Across the Nation Being Lined Up; Snazzy USDA Pilot Program
NEW FHA Insurance Premium to Increase Again; CFPB Servicing Statement; AMC Tax Issues?
NEW Some 2011 Mortgage Volume Stats; EverBank to Buy MetLife Warehouse Lending
NEW Saturday Lender Updates, Gossip and Interesting Letters from the Trenches
NEW Settlements Actually Mean Anything? FinCen's Impact on Non-bank Mortgage Lenders
NEW Ally to Sell ResCap? NCUA on Loan Workouts; Thoughts on the FHA Streamline Situation
NEW Missouri Goes After Processor DocX; Wells Now #1 Servicer; Rural Streamlines