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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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The Appraisal Industry At the Crossroads of Change and Re-invention

Appraisers and the appraisal industry today are at a crossroads. It's not an exaggeration to say the manner in which we respond to the changes coming in the upcoming years could determine whether our profession will have lasting purpose and significance, or is headed towards irrelevance--and even extinction. For some appraisers, these changes could take place as soon as the next few months.

January 22, 2019

January 21, 2019
By Ashish Shreni
The Digital Future of Mortgage Servicing

Mortgage servicers have had little incentive to innovate. Old-school features like static websites and paper-based notifications continue to define the typical customer experience. The result is an industry increasingly out of sync with customer expectations in a rapidly digitizing economy.

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Ashish Shreni
Cognizant
Digital Mortgage Servicing
January 21, 2019
By Mark E. Rooney
Supreme Court Weighs Application of FDCPA to Non-Judicial Foreclosures

The Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP decision should bring some nationwide clarity to the issue and ultimately could have broad consequences for mortgage servicers and their law firm agents who effect foreclosures.

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Mark Rooney
Mortgage Servicing
Obduskey Case
January 18, 2019
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: Recent Originations and Forecast

Our chart this week highlights MBA's current forecast for mortgage originations for 2019 through 2021.  

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MBA Chart of the Week
Mortgage Originations
Forecast
January 21, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
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Slideshow: RealPage Studies Apartment Deliveries

Developers are targeting delivery of 319,000 market-rate apartments this year, nearly identical to the substantial new supply tallies from 2016, 2017 and 2018, but there are shifts in activity from one metro to another.

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RealPage
Multifamily
Deliveries
January 21, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

The Mortgage Bankers Association promoted Alden Knowlton to Associate Vice President for Political Affairs within the Association's Legislative and Political Affairs team.

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People
January 14, 2019
By Camillo Melchiorre
HomeownerConnect: The High-Tech & High-Touch Consumer-Direct Portal

In the midst of low non-performing loan frequency and severity rates, technology for investment in default servicing has been minimal. Yet, there are many in the servicing industry who see these "good times" as an opportunity to upgrade loss mitigation technology, especially that which focuses on borrower engagement in the loss mitigation process.

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Cam Melchiorre
IndiSoft
Technology
January 14, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Ed Marcheselli of BAI on the ROI of Compliance Training

Ed Marcheselli is managing director of Learning & Development of BAI, Chicago, a nonprofit independent organization.

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Ed Marcheselli
BAI
Compliance
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