Items Tagged with 'SecureView'

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  • Safeguard Properties icon Robert Klein passes away

    Property preservation guru gone too soon
    An icon in both the housing industry and in the Jewish community, Safeguard Properties Chairman Robert Klein died May 3, 2018, at age 65. Even though he officially retired, he still remained active in his community and various business interests. He will be missed and the industry is lesser without him.
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  • Goodbye plywood: Fannie Mae no longer allows plywood in pre-foreclosure

    Servicers must replace plywood on existing properties
    In November, Fannie Mae announced that mortgage servicers would be reimbursed for using clear boarding instead of plywood when securing houses that were in pre-foreclosure. That announcement was not retroactive, meaning it only applied to new pre-foreclosures. But that’s not the case anymore, as Fannie Mae announced this week that it is moving away from plywood entirely.
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  • From HW Magazine

    How one servicer created a model for reversing community blight

    Rehabbing whole neighborhoods to create affordable housing
    Houses that have been rehabbed in the recovery project are now being sold as quickly as they are completed, and the profit on each house goes right into rehabbing the next one. In the past two years, the company has rehabbed and sold 58 homes, and has plans to do 200 more.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Trailblazers: SecureView

    Clear boarding system preserves individual assets and revitalizes neighborhoods
    Boarded houses advertise a property’s vacancy, increasing vandalism and other crimes. Seeing the neighborhood blight that resulted from these plywood-boarded properties inspired Robert Klein, founder of Safeguard Properties, to develop a new product that solved these problems: SecureView.
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  • Phoenix bans plywood for vacant REOs

    Transparent plastic covers are now required
    Phoenix residents and government officials decided to take a stand against blight in the city, passing a first-of-its-kind city ordinance. Plywood is out. SecureView is in.
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  • SecureView lands giant Fannie Mae field-services deal

    Certain states must now use clear "boards"
    Good news for SecureView: The company landed a giant deal with Fannie Mae, which is officially requiring vendors to install the distinct, clear boarding to secure vacant properties. The contract is being rolled out, gradually, in many states.
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  • From HW Magazine

    2014 Field Services Guide

    An inside look at 8 of the nation's leading field services specialists -- part of a new and more agile breed of field service companies.
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