‘Zombie’ houses stalking Central Mass.

‘Zombie’ houses stalking Central Mass.

“The root of this problem does go back to the robo-signing issue… and really it was the banks getting caught in some cases with sloppy at best …

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Indian River County (FL) Announces New E-recording Service with Simplifile

Indian River County Announces New E-recording Service with Simplifile

Florida’s Indian River County has initiated electronic recording (e-recording) with Simplifile, enabling customers to submit documents online for faster,

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Billions In Big Bank Fines Highlight Need For Better Document And Data Tracking

Billions In Big Bank Fines Highlight Need For Better Document And Data Tracking
on 21 Jul 2014 by Floyd Kephart email print
It’s rare that a week goes by that I don’t read a headline about a big bank being fined billions of dollars for its alleged selling of shoddy mortgages. The most recent is Citigroup’s pending $7 billion settlement agreement with federal prosecutors as a result of a probe into sales [read more]

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4 Years Later, Dodd-Frank is Still Only Halfway Implemented

4 Years Later, Dodd-Frank is Still Only Halfway Implemented
The Washington Post | July 21, 2014
Four years have passed since Congress passed a reform law aimed at limiting the fallout of another Wall Street collapse. Only half of the intended rules are in place.

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CFPB May Be the Best Thing Ever for Independent Mortgage Bankers

CFPB May Be the Best Thing Ever for Independent Mortgage Bankers
National Mortgage News | July 21, 2014
The general perception in the mortgage industry is that the CFPB and their new regulations are like an albatross around the necks of mortgage companies, especially the smaller independents.

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The Human Factor in Housing Market Data

The Human Factor in Housing Market Data
Forbes | July 21, 2014
One of the great draws of studying the housing market for an economist like me is the availability of data. Every month, price indices, existing home sales, housing starts and sentiment surveys take center stage in the evaluation of housing market conditions.

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Grundy County, Tenn., Begins E-recording with Simplifile

Grundy County, Tenn., Begins E-recording with Simplifile

Electronic recording of documents in Grundy County, Tenn., is now available through Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording service

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