Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

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Slowly but surely GSE shareholders cutting into Treasury, FHFA secrecy
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2015 Rising Stars

Our newest winners act as change agents from within
HousingWire Staff
These 40 winners have developed groundbreaking new software, re-engineered entire systems and launched their own startups. They have seen dramatic growth in sales, in market share and in influence. Whether they started with a company right out of high school or were brought in for a specialty solution, their contributions have been outsized.
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From HW Magazine

Senate flip

How much will Republicans actually do in the next two years?
HousingWire Staff
Some economists believe the Republican sweep of both the Senate and House will reduce gridlock, increase pro-business legislation, and perhaps even lead to tax and immigration reform. One thing’s for certain — Democratic efforts to raise the minimum wage are now dead in the water.
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From HW Magazine

REITs riding high

But for how long?
HousingWire Staff
Feared rate increases are likely to come slowly given the general slowdown in global economic growth, which means even the less diversified REITs could still have a good run for the immediate future.
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From HW Magazine

Veros automates valuation

Helping the GSEs improve their risk management capabilities
HousingWire Staff
Veros is the official technology provider for the oft-touted but perhaps little understood Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) that has automated, streamlined, and standardized the way the government-sponsored enterprises handle appraisal data.
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From HW Magazine

The new American Dream

Patty Arvielo leads by example
HousingWire Staff
“I’m all about long-term," Arvielo said. "I put people in houses that are sustainable. I don’t want people to be one broken stove away from foreclosure. It’s always been about collateral, capacity and credit. The minute the industry steered away from those underwriting principles is when we got into trouble.”
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From HW Magazine

POWER PLAYERS: Service providers

16 companies delivering innovative solutions and services
HousingWire Staff
These 16 companies are delivering innovative solutions and services that distinguish them in the industry.
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MBA Convention preview: rolling ticker on events and offerings

Check here all week for updates on everything you need to know
HousingWire Staff
Parties, products, big reveals and more — get updates on everything you need to know for MBA's Annual Conference & Expo 2014.
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From HW Magazine

From strength to strength

HousingWire's 2014 look at correspondent lenders to watch
HousingWire Staff
Last October, HousingWire highlighted several correspondent lenders and gave a broad overview of where this division of mortgage finance was heading. We are happy to report that those lenders are still doing a robust set of business, although the road remains no less rocky. But as we said last year, at least there’s a road to begin with.
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From HW Magazine

Data & analytics handbook

HousingWire's exclusive look at key providers
HousingWire Staff
It’s a new world, and in this new world, data is more crucial than ever. Getting the best data possible, and then being able to interpret that data to improve performance, will be a competitive edge that no company in the mortgage finance space can do without in the current environment of volume contraction.
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'Nashville' house hits the market for $19.5 million

HousingWire Staff
An expensive estate known as the home of Rayna Jaymes, a popular character on the ABC-TV series "Nashville," is now up for sale. The 20,533-square-foot property...
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