Lawsuit alleges former LandCastle Title CEO embezzled $30 million

Lawsuit alleges former LandCastle Title CEO embezzled $30 million

Nat Hardwick allegedly used funds for private jets, gambling

Fannie Mae: Lenders ask these 4 questions about MSRs

All about transfer and execution

Fidelity National bails out Landcastle Title

Discovered “substantial account misappropriations”
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San Francisco boasts highest credit risk spread

Each market wields its own risk
Brena Swanson
Every market bodes a different credit risk, and a new product from Collateral Analytics shows just how different each area can be. Coming in on top, San Francisco ranks as number one for the highest credit risk spread.
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The great MSR sell-off continues

MountainView Servicing markets $2.1B in Fannie, Ginnie MSRs
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Advisory firm MountainView Servicing Group went public Wednesday to market two mortgage servicing rights portfolios valued at $2.1 billion.
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CMBS ratings stabilize from the first quarter

Brena Swanson
"The majority of outstanding Fitch-rated investment grade classes maintained stable rating outlooks, while second-quarter downgrades declined over first quarter," said Fitch Ratings Managing Director Mary MacNeill.
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Credit Access Improves

Mortgage lending eases in July

Lending standards loosen for the fifth consecutive month
Brena Swanson
Lenders are loosening their grip on strict lending standards, with the Mortgage Credit Availability Index showing signs of easing once again in July.
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Mortgage lending loosens in June

Brena Swanson
Mortgage lending eased a bit in June, with credit becoming more widely available when compared to recent years, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.An uptick in jumbo,...
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Higher LTVs lead to steep price drops: Pro Teck

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Higher loan-to-value ratios may suggest a property is well valued, but more often than not, steep LTVs precede sharp declines in home prices, Pro Teck Valuation...
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EverBank latest RMBS deal reveals strong credit quality

Christina Mlynski
EverBank Financial Corp is keeping its word.The company told HousingWire after its first deal that it would become a regular issuer in the residential mortgage-backed securities...
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LPS: 8.6 million loans originated in 2012

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The year 2012 brought a consistent, albeit mild, housing recovery with the nation originating 8.6 million loans last year as the delinquency rate declined 32% from...
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The DeMarco model

Jacob Gaffney
Edward DeMarco is a calm, collected man. He is soft-spoken and laughs politely when jokes are told. He is positive and polite; speaks clearly and gives...
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Latest Redwood RMBS deal shows preference for lower loan-to-value

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Redwood Trust's latest residential mortgage-backed securities deal — the fifth this year — shows the firm leaning heavily on the securitization of 30-year, fixed-rate, first lien-mortgages,...
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