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Articles by Sarah Wheeler

From HW Magazine

The awful truth about TRID

Even with a grace period, the remedy is worse than the disease
Sarah Wheeler
The CFPB left the grace period open-ended and most in the industry interpreted that to mean that it will last throughout the rest of 2015, at least. Unfortunately, as welcome as that grace period is, TRID remains a costly and complicated fix that has enormous implications for the whole industry.
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Veros: Connecting to the FHA

Providing a seamless connection to government appraisal portals
Sarah Wheeler
At the turn of the market, while other valuation technology companies were struggling to keep the doors open, Veros had diversified its focus to include the development of valuation management software services, as well as two landmark industry innovations.
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The home sale ‘murder disclosure’ rule: Is it necessary?

Here's our take — we want yours
Trey Garrison, Ben Lane, Brena Swanson, and Sarah Wheeler
One thing home sellers have to disclose to buyers is whether a murder happened in the home. But why, and is it necessary?
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Executive Conversation: Todd Mobraten on breaking the mold

OrangeGrid provides agile solutions at affordable pricing
Sarah Wheeler
OrangeGrid provides the creative space to allow companies to build workflows and rules around the way they manage processes, while providing the capability to consolidate applications.
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Executive Conversation: Jeff Tennyson on dynamic analysis

Clayton offers insight into asset acquisition and originations
Sarah Wheeler
Over the past year and a half, SFR securitizations have gone from zero to over $11.3 billion of issuance, and all have been supported by Clayton and Green River component services.
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The Long Game

How to succeed in the mortgage business for 50 years or more
Sarah Wheeler
What does it take to innovate and adapt to the boom and bust cycles of our economy over many decades? How have some companies managed to excel for so long? We decided to explore the secret to longevity by interviewing executives at Forsythe Appraisals, MGIC, United Guaranty and TD Service, which have all been in business for 50 years or more.
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DocMagic rolls out TRID enhancements

Testing phase complete, now ready for deadline
Sarah Wheeler
The Aug. 1 deadline set by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been challenging for many in the industry. A recent survey by the Capsilon Corp. found that 41% of mortgage lenders are not ready to comply with the new rules by the deadline, and only 12% of those surveyed said their companies were "very prepared" for the new regulation.
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TILA-RESPA: Tick, tick, boom

As the clock counts down to TILA-RESPA implementation, title, closing and settlement services step into the line of fire
Sarah Wheeler
“We fear many lenders and title agents have been preconditioned by history to believe these changes are simply form changes, will be reversed, or the date will be moved — let alone implement an actual solution,” said Mark McElroy, president and CEO of Pavaso.
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Move lawsuit against Zillow clears contempt hurdle with settlement

Move declares "full steam ahead" in prosecution
Sarah Wheeler
"Today we reached a confidential settlement of the contempt motion in the case of Move, Inc. et al. vs. Zillow, Inc. et al. While we cannot reveal its details, we're absolutely thrilled with the result, and now it's full-steam ahead with the prosecution of this litigation.."
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Hot Seat: Darius Bozorgi

President and CEO of Veros discusses the latest in automation
Sarah Wheeler
The recently announced FHA premium reductions would lead one to reasonably anticipate an increase in volume. EAD will give FHA 100% diligence on all submitted appraisals, which allows FHA to engage in these types of policies, knowing it has the systems and tools in place to identify and manage risk.
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