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Are we facing yet another foreclosure crisis?

Property preservation remains vital component to default servicing
Lynn Effinger
Despite numerous reports indicating that there has been a deep decline in foreclosure inventory over the past several months in many markets, the reality, as chronicled in several articles recently penned by this author and others, is that foreclosure rates are very likely to rise again in the not-too-distant future.
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Field services move one step closer to industry-wide background checks

Ben Lane
The National Association of Mortgage Field Services said that the new partnership should allow field servicers to use and re-use a single annual background check, which would eliminate the cost and “wasted time” of repeated background checks for multiple clients.
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2014 Field Services Guide

An inside look at 8 of the nation's leading field services specialists -- part of a new and more agile breed of field service companies.
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To the extreme

Field services companies step up to winter challenges
Sarah Wheeler
In Washington, D.C., the joke going around among soccer mom circles is that the children will be in school until July in order to make up all the snow days. Funny, yes, but the stark reality is that this winter’s damage is much more tangible than that.
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ProVest enhances the process server experience with Process Server Snapshot!

ProVest recently launched Process ServerSnapshot!, a new app that lets process servers capture, document, store and share relevant information from the field. The app provides critical information, including the date, time stamp, as well as the latitude and longitude of all photos pushed through the system.
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Illinois AG sues Safeguard Properties over eviction practices

Safeguard cites "very challenging public misunderstanding" of property preservation
HousingWire Staff
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said that her office has filed suit against Safeguard Properties, a national property preservation provider, over what the AG's office characterized as "illegal eviction practices."
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Property preservation firms fight for competitive edge

Focus shifting from REO to shadow inventory opportunities
Christina Mlynski
Activity at field services companies is falling across the nation and companies functioning in the space are searching for new ways to stay competitive. A major merger involving a Texas asset management firm illustrates the scope of this shift.
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Servicers respond to shifting demands of property preservation

Derrick Logan
After years of historic default and foreclosure activity, servicers are finally able to see past the wreckage that devastated their portfolios during the housing crash. With one in 10 mortgages entering default between 2007 and 2010, these firms had no choice but to call on outside help to manage a tidal wave of REO properties and the field services work required to keep those assets from deteriorating before they could be sold back into the market. It was a challenging time to be in the real estate business.
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