Items Tagged with 'Grapevine'


  • VIDEO: Is the MBA a success? Real reactions from industry specialists

    Thursday marked the second day of the Mortgage Bankers Association National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo in Grapevine, Texas. interviewed several industry experts on camera inside the expo hall for the second day. Most are optimistic the industry will be able to meet the demands of regulators as sweeping changes begin to impact mortgage servicers nationwide. Others found a foothold in trying to sell their products. Here's a sampling of what's on the mind of servicing professionals:
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  • VIDEO: MBA conference attendees prep for mortgage finance/housing reforms

    What's next for default servicing attorneys, property appraisers, home preservation experts and other mortgage servicers as they prepare for an onslaught of federal reforms and a backlogged foreclosure inventory? That's the question on the minds of many mortgage servicing professionals who attended this year's MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo in Grapevine, Texas. reporters interviewed several industry leaders on camera inside the expo hall Wednesday morning.
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  • Finance with a modern flare, welcome to the Twitteratti

    U.S. finance is becoming increasingly more modern. And with good reason. I went to the Mortgage Bankers Association Quality Assurance & Residential Underwriting Conference last week in Grapevine, Texas, where I was the youngest attendee by over a decade. I found it interesting (and fun!), but I work for a mortgage finance magazine. It's practically a credential around here.
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  • Location, location? How about mortgage automation, automation?

    Yesterday I moderated a panel at the Mortgage Bankers Association mortgage operations conference, in Grapevine, Texas, on both the challenges and necessity of automating mortgage loan quality. Kelly Kraus, the product development manager at Fannie Mae, made an interesting point in that while most technological products remain optional, some still come as higher recommended. For instance, the Fannie Mae Early Check helps clear up "fatal eligibility checks" for preparing loans for the secondary market.
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  • Mortgage technology becomes vital to Dodd-Frank compliance

    A series of conversations with mortgage technology vendors is making it clear that there is a really good selling point to these products: this stuff is vital to meeting Dodd-Frank compliance. Next Tuesday, I'm moderating the “Automating Loan Quality” panel at the MBA Operations Conference in Grapevine, Texas, and have been speaking to people in the space in order to see the world from their eyes. For all of the trepidations the new regulatory regime brings, mortgage technology more than ever is in the business of selling comfort. And it might just be worth the cost.
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  • Aligning Servicing Interests Deep in the Heart of Texas with MSI VP Jack Bryant

    Today, the editorial department of HousingWire is broadcasting from the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, where the 6th annual Southern States Servicing Conference is taking place. Put on by the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and sponsored by HousingWire, the event recently expanded from Lone Star borders to include other regional servicers.
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