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  • Mortgage 3.0: Four key players for 2011

    It's January and that means two things: People are working hard on the only month they'll devote to the vast majority of their New Year's resolution-related activities, and people who want others to think they are smart are telling those people what to expect in the year ahead. Since I decided not to start on my resolutions until February, thus cleverly skipping past the most deadly month for those goals, I will use this column to talk about the future, or Mortgage 3.0, at least my version of it.
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  • Treasury Updates GSE Support, and the Mainstream Misleads

    ‘Twas late in the day before Christmas and few - apparently - were expecting a big announcement from Treasury concerning Fannie and Freddie. And it was big. To make sure they got our attention, the Treasury un-characteristically issued the press release header in capital letters (cyber etiquette dictates that all caps is YELLING).
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  • Delinquencies Increase Nine Quarters

    Mortgage loans 60 or more days delinquent rose to 5.2% of total mortgage loans in Q109, from 4.6% in Q408, as the housing industry continues to suffer the extent of the economic downturn. It marks the ninth straight quarterly increase in the delinquency rate seen in TransUnion.com's analysis of 27m anonymous, randomly sampled credit files.
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  • Law Firm Adds Real Estate Expertise

    At least one legal firm continues to grow as demand for real estate-related legal expertise increases. Akerman Senterfitt adds to its US real estate practice two attorneys and a consultant with experience in mortgage finance, public-private investment and economic development.
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  • Freddie's Moffett Returns Temporarily

    Former Freddie Mac [stock FRE][/stock] CEO David Moffett is temporarily returning to the mortgage giant as a consultant to the company's interim CEO, John Koskinen. As consultant, Moffett will assist and advise Koskinen on Freddie's finance division.
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  • States Getting Aggressive on Foreclosure Aid Scams

    (Update 1: removed incorrect reference to Calif. Attorney General; AG Brown has prosecuted a number of foreclosure aid scams) In the wake of a much-covered federal announcement designed to bring attention to a growing number of foreclosure assistance scams, state Attorney Generals and other state-level regulators are pressing back against firms they say are designed to profit from consumer misery.
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  • MRG Partners with Kroll: Tech Roundup

    Dallas-based MRG Document Technologies announced Monday it had formed an alliance with business information solutions provider Kroll Factual Data. MRG, a mortgage technology service provider to banks, credit unions and other lenders, said the alliance will help its lenders identify fraudulent activity and implement the required identity theft prevention programs through MRG's MIRACLE Online service. The company said its lenders need not set up any additional service other than MIRACLE Online to start taking advantage of the benefits of the Kroll alliance.
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