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June 2016

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2016 Rising Stars

50 young leaders energizing the housing economy
Many of these 50 winners are leading their companies from the C-Suite, deciding overall strategy for their organizations and staking out new territory. Others are contributing through innovation, product development, process enhancements and big data analysis.
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Where's the money in tiny homes?

Here are two ways to capitalize on the minimalist trend
Until recently, the few dozen tiny communities across the country were run largely by proponents of tiny living who had banded together or as affordable housing for the homeless. But that all started to change in 2014, when creating tiny house communities started gaining momentum among some traditional builders who want to have a stake in the new trend.
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The rise and fall of Redwood Trust RMBS

Is the lack of jumbo mortgage bonds a sign of troubled times ahead?
Redwood has always been a securitization game-changer — even when getting out of the game. In the years following the housing crash, Redwood always found a way to stay on the forefront. As the private-label market for securitization produced little in securitization volume, Redwood continued to issue.
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Hot Seat: David Mentesana of MyAMC

Helping lenders meet the deadline for HUD's EAD portal
Our team works closely with field appraisers to reduce warning flags and mitigate the risk of quality issues identified by the CU model. A high score, for example, may be driven by data that is inconsistent with what an appraiser has previously used in terms of condition, quality ratings, view, location, and other factors.
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Payment shock: how to avoid blindsiding consumers

Helping borrowers understand property tax reassessment
The importance of communication with the consumer cannot be overstated. In addition to the required disclosures, the lender should ensure that guidelines include informing consumers that their payment will increase upon full assessment and that an escrow overage may be sent to them if the reassessment does not occur by the time they receive their first escrow analysis.
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