BOS discuss impact of MERS on county records (CA)

BOS discuss impact of MERS on county records

The system is a national database of home mortgages that allows lenders to bypass county recorders in order to more easily transfer mortgage rights,

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Did Wall Street Know About the Housing Bubble?

Did Wall Street Know About the Housing Bubble?
Mortgage News Ticker, 2014-09-02 11:59

Did Wall Street foresee the recent crash of the US housing bubble? Given the role played by Wall Street in facilitating the credit expansion that precipitated the housing market boom, understanding this question is important for systematically understanding the causes of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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ALTA’s Best Practices Help Title Companies Adapt to Changing Environment

ALTA’s Best Practices Help Title Companies Adapt to Changing Environment
by RICHARD REASS
The increased compliance cost for smaller settlement services providers is not due to the statement, but rather because of new consumer protection rules.
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Housing Stumbling in Slowest Season for U.S.: Mortgages

Housing Stumbling in Slowest Season for U.S.: Mortgages
Bloomberg | August 29,2014
Just when the stumbling U.S. housing market could use a boost, it’s entering the slowest period of the year.

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The Devil is in the Mortgage Finance Reform Details

The Devil is in the Mortgage Finance Reform Details
HousingWire | September 1, 2014
On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform.

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Power Shift Could Result in Home Sales Spike

Power Shift Could Result in Home Sales Spike
DS News | September 1, 2014
The balance of power in the housing market is continuing its tilt back to buyers—and that could spell a surge in home sales in the coming months.

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On the House: Zillow-Trulia ‘Merger’ May Bring Big Change – or Not

On the House: Zillow-Trulia ‘Merger’ May Bring Big Change – or Not
The Inquirer | September 1, 2014
A month or so ago, I interviewed three homeowners who had approached me after I wrote a column on the market’s recovery, asking me why their houses weren’t attracting buyers.

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