2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

Should mortgage technology and data be universally shared?

Yes, and no

Structural changes, oversight and second-lien reform critical for PL MBS

The game has to be changed to bring back private label capital
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assure360 acquired by ARMA Acquisition

Company plans expansion of service offerings
Ben Lane
The company will now also offer mortgage insurance claims processing, legal and mortgage business process outsourcing services, and technology and document management for litigation law firms.
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$835 million in bulk MSRs coming to market

Market continues to be considerably unfrozen
Ben Lane
"It’s an exceptionally clean GNMA portfolio, with a very low coupon and low delinquencies," said Robert Wellerstein, managing director at MountainView Servicing Group. "Given the high-quality product, portfolio size and experienced seller, we expect this package to garner a lot of interest among MSR buyers."
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HomeStar Companies names Steve Hozie chief financial officer

Was formerly SVP of strategic financial planning at Wingspan
Ben Lane
In his new role, Hozie will have oversight of the company’s financial matters, including accounting, treasury, taxes, and financial planning and analysis.
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Jackson & Associates law firm merges with The Wolf Firm

Two well-known mortgage industry law firms join forces
Paul Jackson
Robert J. Jackson & Associates, Inc, a California-based mortgage banking law firm, has merged with The Wolf Firm, a California law corporation, according to an internal memo obtained by HousingWire.
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Community groups demand halt to HUD distressed loan sales

Claim: Sales to often unnamed buyers benefits Wall Street, not Main Street
Trey Garrison
Community organizations and struggling homeowners in 10 cities are rallying at local offices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to call for a halt to a controversial program that auctions off delinquent loans to investors until problems with the program are fixed.
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David Tiberio joins Avenue 365 as VP of default services

Tasked with establishing and building new relationships
Ben Lane
In the new role, Tiberio will be tasked with helping Avenue 365 enter into new national and mid-tier relationships with a primary focus on the single-family rental investors, servicers, banks and lender servicers, the company said.
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Entra Default Solutions adds David Brown as SVP

Joins from Fidelity Default Resolution
Ben Lane
In his new role with Entra Default, Brown has been tasked with diversifying and expanding the company’s client base in addition to formulating strategies for managing complex, high liability transactions for the company.
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New York takes on zombie homes

What happens after banks and homeowners leave properties behind?
Trey Garrison
Zombie homes - those homes in foreclosure abandoned by owners and not taken over by banks - are as much a problem as their movie counterparts. New York is taking on the challenge.
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Carrington to expand operations in Indiana

Company will invest $3.17 million and add 360 new jobs
Ben Lane
"As a reputable mortgage company, Carrington Mortgage knows the importance of making sound investments," said Indiana Governor Mike Pence. "We are excited that Carrington Mortgage recognizes our talented workforce and commitment to keeping taxes low and has chosen Indiana as a fixture in its long-term business plan."
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Against: Real estate agents should not carry guns

A society with more guns isn’t moving forward, it’s moving backward
Ben Lane
Count me among those who think that the answer to gun violence is not introducing more guns into the equation. That argument has never made any sense to me. It’s like saying we can defeat heart disease by eating more cheeseburgers.
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