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Fannie Mae accused of widespread racial discrimination

Housing groups say GSE neglects foreclosures in minority neighborhoods
Ben Lane
The National Fair Housing Alliance and 19 local fair housing organizations are accusing Fannie Mae of widespread racial discrimination, claiming that the GSE maintains and markets its foreclosures in white neighborhoods “consistently better” than in middle- and working-class African American and Latino neighborhoods. Fannie Mae says the charges are without merit.
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Mortgage Contracting Services adds Greg Smith as assistant vice president

Will help oversee company’s compliance operations
Ben Lane
In this position, Smith will oversee the quality assurance and quality control operations in Ruston for both MCS’ field services and valuations divisions. Smith is also tasked with operational reporting and supporting data analytics for MCS.
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Executive Conversation: Patrick Nackley on FHA default resolution

Superior Home Services focuses on remediation
Sarah Wheeler
We are not a property preservation company. Our program is tailored specifically to FHA conveyance obligations, and is unique in the default industry in that regard."
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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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CFPB analyst cites 'profound' mortgage servicer community impact

January standards mean back to basics
Jacob Gaffney
In case of any violations (injury to consumer), the CFPB has the authority to hold both the servicer and the service provider accountable and subject to relevant penalties. One analyst there wants to be sure the mortgage industry understands this holistically.
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HomeStar Property Solutions officially opens Texas office

Will keep growing operations
Jacob Gaffney
"It's an important next step for HomeStar," said Bradley Trapnell, senior vice president of business development for HomeStar, who helped establish the Dallas location. "There are many incentives to having an office in Dallas; being close to mortgage servicing and investor clients, and having access to a tremendous base of industry talent was chief among them."
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From HW Magazine

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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MCS names Robert Colbeck chief technology officer

Property preservation and inspections firm Mortgage Contracting Services named Robert Colbeck chief technology officer this week.
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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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PEMCO to launch property management, preservation website

PEMCO-limited.com goes live Aug. 13
HousingWire Staff
Asset management firm PEMCO is launching a website that's fully devoted to providing property preservation and rental management information.
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