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September 2016

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HW Insiders 2016

Celebrating the industry's MVPs
The winners of our Insiders award are people who get things done, who are known throughout their companies as the “go-to” person in their department or division. They provide expertise in areas as diverse as operations, compliance and client services, but also have a reputation for going above and beyond their assigned roles to help out their colleagues, their companies and their clients.
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Will Airbnb disrupt the housing market?

Single-family rentals in New Orleans offer compelling evidence
In May of 2016, Airbnb had almost 1.4 listings on the site and raised its revenue projection for this year to more than $900 million. But the site impacts more than just hotel chains. As more investors, not just homeowners, use the site to rent out spare rooms — and even spare couches — it strains the supply of rental houses.
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Hot Seat: Patrick Nackley of Superior Home Services

Taking a proactive approach to damaged properties in default
Servicers can often remediate damage to vacant properties in default prior to the foreclosure sale taking place. This opportunity is not always available, depending on jurisdiction or circumstances particular to a given loan, but frequently the option is available.
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Chronos Solutions provides single platform for every service listed on HUD-1

Funding Suite and Taxdoor offer efficiencies to save lenders time
Chronos Solutions helps lenders streamline and simplify the mortgage origination process. Earlier this year, Chronos bolstered its family of products through the strategic acquisition of Cogent Road, which added Funding Suite and Taxdoor to its offerings.
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Clarocity Valuation Platform manages complex valuation orders

New approach allows rapid development of solutions for lenders
For lenders seeking to integrate alternative solutions into their existing operations, the Clarocity Valuation Platform provides a seamless solution for managing complex valuation orders.
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Clear Capital provides alternative to traditional appraisals

Panel of licensed, certified appraisers power ClearVal Appraisal
ClearVal Appraisal delivers reports in less time and for less money than traditional appraisal reports. ClearVal offers clients the confidence of a full appraisal with reliable data in a single, easy-to-read report without losing quality.
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Cloudstar's hosted desktops increase workplace productivity

With cloud services, clients can use existing software from any location
Cloudstar, which offers business, compliance and technology solutions for the real estate, land title, insurance and financial industries, is committed to developing solutions that deliver compliance, security and efficiency.
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ComergenceCRM bridges gap between lenders' compliance and sales operations

Designed for wholesale, correspondent and warehouse lenders
Using ComergenceCRM, lenders will be able to increase their share of market and better target who they should be doing business with. It can integrate with any lender’s loan origination solution, providing a 360-degree picture for deeper evaluation and easier health checks for all existing partnerships.
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ComplianceEase handles multiple disclosures to manage fee tolerance issues

Produces independent audit report
To stay in compliance, many companies are updating their software and processes. However, reviewing only a limited set of disclosures can also result in over-refunding fees in an attempt to address suspected tolerance errors. With historically thin margins in the mortgage industry, small errors can have a large impact on profits and competitiveness.
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DataTree by First American disrupts mortgage technology market

Provides broadest data coverage in industry
Data is the new currency driving profitable mortgage lending. Lenders are demanding access to single-point data solutions that aid in delivering this profit. DataTree provides access to the broadest data coverage in the industry.
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Docutech provides dynamic document generation

ConformX makes document change management easy for lenders
ConformX allows lenders to create data-driven documents that meet specific criteria and integrate with loan origination systems. It also provides streamlined document change management, managing document generation to ensure all critical data is included prior to delivering the document packages.
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LoanScorecard offers truly automated underwriting engine for lenders

Custom AUS allows quick decisioning for non-agency loans
LoanScorecard developed Custom AUS, which allows lenders originating non-agency loans to customize credit decisioning, and provides them with an assessment report so that they have an audit trail for underwriting and ability-to-repay decisions.
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RES.NET offers customized solutions for mortgage lenders

Customizable Workflow allows for quick integration with enterprise systems
RES.NET’s established technology allows them to keep up with industry-wide changes by providing regular updates through sprint cycles, while the customizable portion of the system ensures that users can change system functionality on the fly.
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Scrypt delivers faster underwriting for mortgage lenders

XDOC allows a seamless integration for out-of-the-box functionality
XDOC’s pre-built and pre-configured database adapters and APIs allow for a seamless system integration with any LOS, so that documents and data can co-exist. It can also function directly ‘out-of-the-box’ that works from day one.
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Simplifile provides collaboration services for lenders, settlement agents

Collaboration and Post Closing enable an encrypted, detailed audit trail
Simplifile Collaboration and Post Closing not only eliminate the security and efficiency issues inherent in manual transactions, they provide an encrypted, detailed audit trail for every communication, change, payment and more.
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Tavant Technologies delivers a digital experience for mortgage borrowers

Tavant FinConnect integration platform drives higher profits for lenders
Hosted either on the cloud or within the enterprise, FinConnect uses open source components and adheres to MISMO standards when possible across integration paths. Coupled with regulatory requirements, digital transformation of the loan lifecycle is necessary to stay competitive and relevant.
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Ten-X Homes offers end-to-end real estate transactions

Buyers and sellers can close the deal online from anywhere
Ten-X has developed a flexible portal where real estate agents and their clients can easily take the process to the next level — completing the entire real estate transaction online, whenever and wherever they are.
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Making mortgages more personal through automation technology

Build stronger connections with customers
A funny thing happened while the mortgage process became more automated. Rather than reduce human interaction, which some skeptics anticipated, automation technology is in fact having the opposite effect. It is enabling mortgage lending to become a people-first business once again.
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Sustainable homeownership for a new generation

The diversity of Millennials drives the future
Millennials will continue to enter the housing market in growing numbers in the coming years, and those who work in housing need to recognize and embrace the most important ways the Millennial generation differs from previous generations of homebuyers. Their diversity is at the top of the list.
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