Solutionstar named Mark Johnson as executive vice president of valuations and Matt Slonaker as senior vice president of business development. Soultionstar President Shawn Stone said that the company is excited to have Johnson and Slonaker join the Solutionstar team.
An activist investor says PHH Corp. can unlock hidden value by launching a restructuring effort that on its face seems to mirror Nationstar's corporate structure. The idea is to form a separate entity that can hold PHH's mortgage servicing rights. So far market analysts are impressed with the plan.
Jefferies analyst Daniel Furtado upgraded Nationstar to a buy rating, as the firm bulks up on servicing transfers and contemplates the potential spin-off of its mortgage services segment, SolutionStar.
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more..
Last October, HousingWire highlighted several correspondent lenders and gave a broad overview of where this division of mortgage finance was heading. We are happy to report that those lenders are still doing a robust set of business, although the road remains no less rocky. But as we said last year, at least there’s a road to begin with. Read More
As our business moves into a new era of low profitability, increased expenses, and intense regulatory scrutiny, virtually every mortgage executive needs to experiment with ways to increase productivity and CFPB compliance while reducing overall operating costs. Read More