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Fair Chance at Housing Act offers solutions for people with criminal records

Second chances depend on affordable homes
Too frequently, people with criminal records are refused housing or are precluded from rejoining their families, as most plan to do. That’s because housing providers have broad discretion in deciding who is permitted to live in their properties. As a result, formerly incarcerated individuals looking to make the most of their second chance instead find themselves at risk of becoming homeless or recidivating.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: One year later, Arizona Realtor still missing

Here's how much a cyber breach will cost your company
Welcome to the first day of summer! Things are on rise this week, with both cyber breaches and rents reporting just how much they've each grown. On the opposite side, San Francisco housing finally isn't rising. And now one year after his bother went missing, Chris Cranston recounts the case to The Huffington Post’s Senior Crime Reporter.
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Happy Father's Day, here's what dads want in a home

No. 1 should come as no surprise
Don’t worry, there are still two days left before Father’s Day, just in case you forgot. In honor of the holiday, Bruce Elliott, president-elect of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, chatted with HousingWire on the top factors fathers want in a home.
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California bill to protect surviving homeowners up for vote

The Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights
California took initiative in 2013 and implemented California's Homeowner Bill of Rights, which stops mortgage servicers from engaging in abusive practices that were leading to unnecessary foreclosures on families throughout the state. The problem isn't over though. A new bill that should fix the problem areas is expected to be voted on next Monday.
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Closing Call

Taking ID verification to the MAXX

New tool lets lenders validate borrower's identity, character references
With its latest tool, IDMAXX, Pavaso has enabled lenders to achieve two aims with one solution. By leveraging a borrower’s network for both identity verification and character references, lenders can be assured that 1) the borrower is who they claim to be and 2) the total picture they have of that borrower, and the risk that borrower may pose, is accurate and complete.
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Redefining when the mortgage process starts

It's not what you think
Traditionally, there is plenty of jockeying for position amongst the differing players in the real estate transaction, particularly between lenders and realtors, over who owns the relationship with the consumer. Be warned: There isn’t going to be any place for that kind of possessiveness in the post-TRID market.
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The production challenges beyond TRID

Transitioning to a digital space
If the mortgage industry is serious about addressing the longer closing times created by TRID, not to mention attracting millennials as potential homebuyers and/or employees, it has got to get with the times. And the times? They are digital.
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A new era of solutions

Recapping last week's posts and tech progress this year

Solutions exist today that can help with a large majority of the business process shifts that will result from the rule. And the last year has provided an opportunity for them to solve things further.  


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