Collingwood Group joins industry leaders to share forecasts for 2019

Posted on October 04, 2018

Collingwood Group joins industry leaders to share forecasts for 2019 “FHA and the GSEs are continuing to be important instruments of public policy,” said Tim Rood, chairman of The Collingwood Group, a Situs company, during a Mortgage Insights Speaker Series last week hosted by Altisource. Despite the central role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac […]

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How will Hurricane Florence impact MSR values?

Posted on October 01, 2018

How will Hurricane Florence impact MSR values? Hurricane Florence caused between $38 billion and $50 billion in damage and economic losses, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 21. Within this estimate is damage to an estimated 391,000 homes with mortgages, including an estimated 283,000 homes in 18 North Carolina counties […]

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Finding replacements to head Fannie and Freddie easier said than done

Posted on September 27, 2018

Finding replacements to head Fannie and Freddie easier said than done Over the summer, Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos announced his intention to step down from his role by the end of 2018. Earlier this month, Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton followed suit by making public his plans to leave the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) by […]

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What made the biggest impact on the MSR asset in September?

Posted on September 24, 2018

What made the biggest impact on the MSR asset in September? On Oct. 5, MountainView Financial Solutions, a Situs company, will broadcast its next MSR Asset Monthly Snapshot webinar. Over a fast-paced 30 minutes, the webinar’s presenters will provide data points and commentary that MSR market participants can use in their September month-end reporting and […]

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The 2008 financial crisis: Fast forward 10 years later

Posted on September 20, 2018

The 2008 financial crisis: Fast forward 10 years later “What’s better now?” FOX Business’s Connell McShane asked The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood.  “There’s certainly a lot different,” said Rood, reflecting on the state of the economy and housing finance 10 years after the 2008 financial crisis, during a recent interview. Rood, who formerly served […]

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Could SALT restrictions help certain housing markets?

Posted on September 17, 2018

Could SALT restrictions help certain housing markets? Housing advocates have been closely watching high-tax states’ strategies to workaround new state and local tax (SALT) deduction limits imposed by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Newswatch has previously explored the potential negative impact of the legislative changes on homeownership incentives and trends. Recent evidence, however, suggests […]

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11 key data sources for determining and benchmarking MSR values

Posted on September 13, 2018

11 key data sources for determining and benchmarking MSR values What’s the best way to find supporting information about the residential mortgage servicing rights (MSR) asset? The asset trades in a fairly difficult marketplace and has always suffered somewhat from being opaque. Knowing this, MountainView Financial Solutions, a Situs company, developed a list of 11 […]

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The first rule of GSE reform: ‘Do no harm’

Posted on September 10, 2018

The first rule of GSE reform: ‘Do no harm’ Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood recently sat down with Inside Mortgage Finance to reflect on the conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) 10 years later. As the Trump administration and Congress consider options for housing finance reform, Rood said the first rule should be to “do […]

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