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Collingwood Announces New Tech Partnership to Expand Claims Outsourcing

Posted on May 18, 2018

Collingwood Announces New Tech Partnership to Expand Claims Outsourcing The Collingwood Group, a Situs company, announced an exciting strategic technology partnership with Decision Ready Solutions to expand the firm’s claims advisory offering. “Firms have historically underinvested in advanced technology to support their claims management and processing functions relying instead on subject matter experts and manual […]

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What You Missed at MountainView’s MSR Tax and Accounting Webinar

Posted on May 14, 2018

What You Missed at MountainView’s MSR Tax and Accounting Webinar It’s crucial for holders of residential mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) to constantly be measuring the profitability of their MSR portfolios. That conclusion was offered by Jennifer Hanna, assurance partner at Richey May, a provider of assurance, tax and business advisory services with a specialization in […]

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Does Blockchain Live Up to the Hype?

Posted on May 11, 2018

Does Blockchain Live Up to the Hype? Moody’s recently captured headlines (and the imagination of mortgage operations officers) when it said blockchain could save the mortgage industry as much as $1.7 billion a year. Moody’s suggested mortgage lenders could leverage blockchain to “streamline key mortgage processes, eliminate redundancies and reduce costs.” But does the promise […]

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Millennials Gridlocked in Congested Market

Posted on May 07, 2018

Millennials Gridlocked in Congested Market Housing market inventory shortages are no new story. Last year, the total stock of homes on the market hit record lows, and 2018 is continuing that trend. According to the most recent data, the total inventory on the market represents a 3.6-month supply, much lower than the six-month supply benchmark […]

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MSR Buyers Are Asking, ‘Where’s the Product?’

Posted on May 03, 2018

MSR Buyers Are Asking, ‘Where’s the Product?’ The monthly volume of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) brought to market dropped slightly in April, as independent mortgage banks generally had healthy balance sheets and didn’t need to sell, according to market commentary that will be shared today in a webinar hosted by […]

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What’s Going on at the Federal Reserve?

Posted on April 27, 2018

The Collingwood Group, a Situs company, is excited to announce changes to the format of our Voice of Housing newsletter. Keep an eye out for our updated layout next week. We will continue to track hot topics in residential mortgage lending, but will also offer access to additional coverage and commentary on commercial real estate, […]

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Will the Banks Ever Return to Mortgage Lending?

Posted on April 25, 2018

Will the Banks Ever Return to Mortgage Lending? Last week Bloomberg spotted a notable change in Bank of America’s classification of mortgage revenue in its first-quarter revenue statement. Bloomberg reported, “The revenue line that once regularly topped $1 billion a quarter is now so small that the company…lumped it into ‘all other income’ from its consumer […]

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VA Announces Major Technology Overhaul

Posted on April 23, 2018

VA Announces Major Technology Overhaul  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently hosted its Annual Lenders Conference in Miami, Florida, where it unveiled major changes to its loan guaranty platform. “These changes could help attract new lenders to the VA mortgage program,” said Stephanie Schader, Vice President and Managing Consultant at The Collingwood Group. The  initial stages of […]

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House Examines GSE Conservatorship, but Reform Remains Stalled

Posted on April 20, 2018

House Examines GSE Conservatorship, but Reform Remains Stalled The House Financial Services Committee recently convened a congressional hearing to examine the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) performance as the regulator of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. The hearing comes with the backdrop of ongoing housing finance reform discussions in DC. Despite […]

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Collingwood Brings DC Perspective to Disposition Event

Posted on April 18, 2018

Collingwood Brings DC Perspective to Disposition Event Last week, The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood presented at Auction.com’s Disposition Summit. Auction.com maintains an online auction marketplace for real estate asset disposition. Before the group of property investors, servicers and other industry stakeholders, Rood offered the Washington, DC, perspective on the current state and future of the housing market. […]

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