FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'field services'


International manhunt ends in arrest of field servicer on child prostitution charges

Royal Thai Police arrest North Carolina man for connection to prostitution ring
[Editor's note: The following story contains graphic details.] Mickey Snow, the owner and operator of a multi-state field services provider that until recently provided services to one of the government-sponsored enterprises, was arrested in Thailand after leading authorities on a worldwide chase to avoid prosecution on child prostitution charges.
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From HW Magazine

How mobile technology is changing the game for property preservation

The rise of the machines
Investors today crave certainty, the kind that results from lots and lots of data points. To provide that degree of assurance, field service providers have taken data collection to a whole new level. Just in the last 12 months, the explosion of available real-time data is driving a new model of field servicing that would have been unrecognizable in the past.
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Meeting the biggest challenges in field servicing

Q&A with Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties
The biggest challenge in field services is the ever-changing regulatory environment and scrutiny the mortgage servicing industry is under, according to this Q&A with Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties. But that's just the beginning.
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ZVN Properties launches hazard claim services

Adds Brad Bordelon to lead new business line
The hazard claim business line will be based in Dallas, TX, and will be lead by industry veteran Brad Bordelon. Bordelon brings experience in hazard insurance claims, inclusive of property catastrophe adjusting and construction management to his new position with ZVN.
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NAMFS examines how legislation is affecting field services

A field services perspective on passed and pending legislation
Simply put, property preservation work includes, but is not limited to, securing the property, removing debris and mowing the lawn. However, this simplified definition does not begin to scratch the surface of the broad, and often complex, range of services performed by field services providers.
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Mortgage servicers trend toward multiple field-service providers

Is it time to spread out the grunt work?
With so many changes taking place in the default servicing arena, with heightened focus on regulations and compliance issues, one solution being chosen by some lenders, servicers and investors is to contract with multiple field service providers, rather than a single “national” provider.
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