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Fifth Third Bank Engages Clearbox

Salisbury, MD – Guy Hallman, Consumer Chief Real Estate Appraiser, Fifth Third Bank announces today the engagement of Clearbox LLC to assist with regulatory compliance of appraiser selection. We are impressed with the depth of appraiser credentialing data that we use to audit our third parties’ vendor lists. We also find the Fee Survey data to be helpful as well …

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New Laser Measurement Solution for Appraisers

Spike by ikeGPS

Introducing Spike: The World’s First Laser Accurate Smartphone Measurement Solution Westminster, CO – Spike by ikeGPS is modernizing measurements, and changing the way measurements are taken and shared. What is Spike? Spike is a Smartphone measurement solution that allows you to inspect and evaluate properties faster by capturing width, height, and area of the property – simply by capturing a …

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A Letter to the Director

Letter to the Director

Network of State Appraisal Organization’s letter to FHFA Director Watt on Fannie Mae Collateral Underwriter Program For the past couple of months, members of 18  State Appraiser Coalitions have been working on drafting an unified response to Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter Program. Our letter to FHFA Director Watt briefly outlines our concerns, offers recommended solutions, as well as asking for …

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MBS Day Ahead: 2014 Has Been a Good Year; Bring on NFP

By Matthew Graham Posted To: MBS Commentary This time last year when 10yr yields were at 2.86 the night before NFP, I remember thinking about where we might be by the end of 2013 and then about what 2014 would look like. Perhaps it was because the past 6 months had been so cruel and depressing , but I figured …

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MBS RECAP: Confused, Complicated, but Comforting Trading in Bond Markets

By Matthew Graham Posted To: MBS Commentary I haven’t seen many days with as many different relevant considerations for bond markets, but if you don’t really care about the details, the only important thing to know is that we held steady and even saw solid gains by the end of it. The complications and confusion began with ECB President Draghi’s …

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Mortgage Rates Improve Ahead of Important Jobs Data

By Matthew Graham Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates recovered some recently lost territory today following a press conference with European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. While domestic mortgage rates are several degrees of removed from European monetary policy, there’s an undeniable connection. Many market participants expected more concrete action from the ECB, and expectations for that action …

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Foreclosure Inventory a Hurdle for New Home Construction

By Jann Swanson Posted To: MND NewsWire Completed foreclosure dropped precipitously in October compared to September, although they were down to a significantly lesser extent from a year earlier. While the foreclosure crisis is no longer front-page news, CoreLogic’s October National Foreclosure Report, released today points out that completed foreclosures in October were nearly double the number in more “normal” …

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HUD, Treasury Announce Enahancements to Mortgage Loan Mod Programs

By Brian Honea The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Treasury have announced enhancements to the government’s Making Home Affordable (MHA) program to assist homeowners who are struggling to make monthly mortgage payments. The post HUD, Treasury Announce Enahancements to Mortgage Loan Mod Programs appeared first on DSNews. Via:: HUD, Treasury Announce Enahancements to Mortgage …

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