Items Tagged with 'property preservation'

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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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  • Safeguard launches photo app at MBA Servicing

    Field servicers get video backup
    The new application will introduce panoramic photos, video and audio to the field services industry, according to an advance statement released to HousingWire. The Photo Direct options should provide servicers with fuller property-condition views to better assess property damage and validate bids for repair work.
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  • NYDFS hits PHH with six-figure fine for failing to maintain single zombie home

    Investigation found PHH failed to maintain New Lebanon home for over 6 months
    Back in 2016, the state of New York enacted “sweeping” new laws aimed at reforming the state’s foreclosure process and addressing the state’s issues with zombie homes. And Thursday, the New York Department of Financial Services showed that the threat of a fine for improperly maintaining a zombie home is not an empty one.
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  • Mortgage Contracting Services relocating to Lewisville, Texas

    Firm moving in this summer
    A Plano, Texas-based property preservation and inspection company is moving its headquarters to the neighboring city of Lewisville. Mortgage Contracting Services, a provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, announced Monday that it leased a 120,000-square-foot office building.
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  • From HW Magazine

    How mobile technology is changing the game for property preservation

    The rise of the machines
    Investors today crave certainty, the kind that results from lots and lots of data points. To provide that degree of assurance, field service providers have taken data collection to a whole new level. Just in the last 12 months, the explosion of available real-time data is driving a new model of field servicing that would have been unrecognizable in the past.
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  • Meeting the biggest challenges in field servicing

    Q&A with Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties
    The biggest challenge in field services is the ever-changing regulatory environment and scrutiny the mortgage servicing industry is under, according to this Q&A with Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties. But that's just the beginning.
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  • Prominent Senate Democrats call for investigation into "discriminatory" foreclosure neglect

    Warren, Schumer, others cite treatment of foreclosures in minority areas
    The complaint cites a 2014 report from the National Fair Housing Alliance that found that bank-owned properties in communities of color were much more likely to have a higher number of maintenance and marketing deficiencies, leading to "destabilizing outcomes for families and neighborhoods."
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