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These housing experts will answer all of your Trump questions

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As the guard changes in Washington, so too will the housing and mortgage finance industries we rely on for making our living. The editorial department at HousingWire is answering many questions on what the Trump mortgage nation will look like. Don't miss your chance to get in on the action, completely FREE.
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Ben Carson confirmation hearing had some bark, but where was the bite?

"Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"
Ben Carson easily sparked more controversy and concern than any other Department of Housing and Urban Development nominee, and yet when the time finally came to grill the potential future leader of HUD, the original uproar practically dissipated. By the looks of things, Carson as HUD secretary is all but locked in.
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Here are 4 steps Ben Carson should take as HUD secretary

What will be Carson's signature issues be?
Past leaders of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development often embraced one or two signature issues to define their stewardship of the agency. So what area is Future HUD Secretary Ben Carson most likely to focus on? One area will likely be health and housing. If so, here are four steps that Carson can take as future HUD Secretary to help bridge the policy gap between health and housing.
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The war around CFPB Director Richard Cordray

#DefendCFPB
The controversial position Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray sits in is only intensifying as government officials push to have him fired and policy groups urge consumers to defend him. The future of the CFPB and Cordray rests in the fate of two different situations, one of which became one of the top trending hashtags on twitter 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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