5 things you absolutely need for the MBA convention in Las Vegas

Is the Massachusetts AG's run for governor compromised by GSE buyback lawsuit?

Nonprofit CEO also co-chairs Coakley’s campaign finance committee

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Auction.com selling Connecticut ghost town

Looking for a “scary” return on investment?
Ben Lane
What makes the Village of Johnsonville different than other properties? Well, for starters, it’s a ghost town. With real, actual ghosts in it.
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Here’s how FHFA opening the credit box could affect the industry

Compass Point: Originators, builders, mortgage insurance benefit
Trey Garrison
It’s likely that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt will announce a number of policy steps aimed at increasing mortgage credit availability when he speaks at the Mortgage Bankers Association Convention & Expo on Oct. 20.
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5 things the slightly paranoid person absolutely needs for the MBA convention

A little Ebola preparation goes a long way
Sarah Wheeler
I'm not a doctor — I don't even play one on TV. But I've rounded up the most useful things you can bring to the convention to be prepared.
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California foreclosures hit lowest level in eight years

Keeps heading down
Brena Swanson
Lending institutions initiated formal foreclosure proceedings last quarter on the lowest number of California homes in more than eight years. Will it last?
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Anne Sutherland joins Ballard Spahr as counsel

Will work with mortgage banking and consumer financial services groups
Ben Lane
In her role at Ballard Spahr, Sutherland will assist clients in ensuring compliance with the regulations governing the mortgage banking industry, particularly those issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the firm said.
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SunTrust’s earnings more than triple

Revenue, loan portfolio grow
Brena Swanson
SunTrust Banks’ third-quarter profit more than tripled as its revenue and loan portfolio grew, beating analyst estimates.
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Pavaso event at MBA conference features former Miss America

Gathers lenders for a night of industry discussion
Brena Swanson
Pavaso is hosting an exclusive event Monday, Oct. 20 at MBA’s annual convention in Las Vegas, with special guest Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, who will share insights of overcoming change and adversity with Mark McElroy, CEO and president of Pavaso.
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5 things you absolutely need for the MBA convention in Las Vegas

Every one of these is totally necessary
Jacob Gaffney
Here are the 5 things you absolutely need for the MBA, and heck, for other conventions as well, in order of least necessary, to “you will probably die if you do not do this” order of importance.
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Is the Massachusetts AG's run for governor compromised by GSE buyback lawsuit?

Nonprofit CEO also co-chairs Coakley’s campaign finance committee
Ben Lane
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stands accused of failing to disclose close ties between her gubernatorial campaign and a nonprofit that’s at the center of the State of Massachusetts’ lawsuit against the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over buyback programs.
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Arch MI integrates with Ellie Mae’s Encompass

Simplifies mortgage process
Brena Swanson
“Arch MI is very pleased to partner with Ellie Mae to offer our customers full integration with their Encompass platform,” said Chris Hovey, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Arch MI. “Our integration with Encompass enables our customers to simplify the process of ordering mortgage insurance with Arch MI.”
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