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A question of fairness: does a policy of widespread principal reduction amount wealth transfer? If so what about the fairness question? Geographic overview Apr 1, 2012 3474
Uncle Sam joins the family business. Feb 1, 2012 1125
Wall Street's downbeat tune. Jan 1, 2012 1084
Dealing with turmoil in the industry. Dec 1, 2011 1004
A new world based on old values. Nov 1, 2011 1179
Summer swoon: a new regulator arrived on the scene last month to add to the worries facing mortgage originators. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a massive consumer-protection mission, and mortgage lenders aren't sure what to expect. All they really know is their hands are already full with a recovery that's sputtering. Aug 1, 2011 3624
What about government dominance of the housing market? Jul 1, 2011 1043
In a QRM quandary, industry holds its collective breath. Jun 1, 2011 1125
Fraud, forbearance and focus in the industry turnaround. May 1, 2011 1175
A secondary education: at industry gatherings, securities industry experts are discussing options for restructuring the nation's secondary mortgage markets. Apr 1, 2011 3104
REO Realities: servicers are dealing with massive inventories of foreclosed properties. New techniques are mixing with old to try to move these properties out the door to make room for new ones coming in. Feb 1, 2011 3302
Changing standards to meet new realities. Dec 1, 2010 1154
Why Texas? The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is the epicenter of special servicing operations for the nation's shaky mortgages. Is it something in the water? Legislation Nov 1, 2010 2455
Perfect storms and their unintended consequences. Conference news Nov 1, 2010 1180
Getting private money back and fraudsters out. Conference notes Sep 1, 2010 868
News from the loan-modification front: there is no shortage of opinions on the success of a variety of loan-modification programs--especially the Home Affordable Modification Program. Cover story Aug 1, 2010 3258
Keeping up with regulatory and business changes. Aug 1, 2010 935
Half-full or half-empty--examining the glass. Conference news Jul 1, 2010 992
Life, liberty and a loan modification. Conference news Jun 1, 2010 1226
Euphemism or hard reality, industry talks about 'graceful exits'. Conference news Apr 1, 2010 1110
In pursuit of loan mods: In retrospect, have frantic efforts to pursue loan modifications under the government's program really made a difference? Cover story Feb 1, 2010 2793
Battle fatigue and rusty skills. Jan 1, 2010 1242
The competitive landscape: in the post-meltdown environment, is it better to be big or small when it comes to mortgage lending? Does the competitive landscape favor any one kind of lender over another? Dec 1, 2009 2614
Moral hazards complicate the road to recovery. Conference news Dec 1, 2009 1149
Encouraging growth and exercising. Conference news Sep 1, 2009 1080
Have we hit bottom yet? Housing economists differ on when home prices will hit bottom. A return to home-price gains prompts even more disagreement. Jun 1, 2009 3368
Going back in time. Conference news Jun 1, 2009 1117
Handling all those customer calls. Conference news Apr 1, 2009 1119
Winners and losers: amid all the dreary economic news, it seems impossible to think of any winners in the current environment. But, actually, there are some. Feb 1, 2009 3145
The future of reverse: a new task force set up to look at the reverse-mortgage lending business finds lots of promise and some challenges ahead for those interested in securing safe and prosperous growth in this sector. Report Jan 1, 2009 2974
Who's to blame? Many answers, few certainties. Conference notes Jan 1, 2009 1103
Fallout from new regulation and legislation. Dec 1, 2008 1223
The downturn: a time to retool. Conference notes Nov 1, 2008 1074
Finding the people to handle the challenges. Sep 1, 2008 1217
Between a rock and a hard place: waves of foreclosures and falling house prices are aggravating the progress being made by servicers on the loss-mitigation front. Cover story Aug 1, 2008 3569
Resetting attitudes. Conference news Aug 1, 2008 1030
Some silver linings in an otherwise cloudy market. Jul 1, 2008 1069
In the aftermath of good times, the government gets serious. Jun 1, 2008 1086
Reverse mortgages, eMortgages and distressed real estate investors. May 1, 2008 1214
Subprime and the secondary market: how long will it take for a subprime secondary market to revive--and how big will it be when it finally does? Apr 1, 2008 2525
Looking behind the statistics. Apr 1, 2008 1121
An industry changing its ways--out of necessity. Mar 1, 2008 1067
Damage control: servicers across the country are working hard at loss mitigation to prevent foreclosures. It seems the tricky part will be balancing the interests of borrowers, servicers and investors. Feb 1, 2008 4158
Market opportunities and potential pitfalls. Jan 1, 2008 1000
Guessing on recovery and promoting a culture of compliance. Conference news Dec 1, 2007 1092
Suitable or not? While there's urgency on the part of lawmakers and regulators to tackle problems in the subprime market, industry practitioners have trouble with some of the proposed remedies. Suitability clauses require originators to make subjective judgments about whether certain loans match up with certain borrowers. Sometimes it's not that obvious. Sep 1, 2007 2750
Hindsight. Aug 1, 2007 959
While some fix blame, others look to fix problems. Discussion Jul 1, 2007 988
The silver lining: mortgage originators are sifting through a maze of challenges in today's market. But many executives see hidden opportunity among the chaos. Jun 1, 2007 3401
Forward or reverse, mortgage lending is a people business. Conference notes Jun 1, 2007 1068
Needed: more touch and tech. May 1, 2007 1150
Regulatory overload: a host of issues are simmering at the state, local and federal levels. Regulators and lawmakers are generating new guidance and legislation over mortgage issues at a dizzying pace. Apr 1, 2007 2660
Spotting and avoiding trouble. Mar 1, 2007 924
Servicing's tough new challenges: servicers are facing several challenges in 2007. Delinquencies are up, home prices are down and compliance demands are on the rise. Plus, growing numbers of nonprime borrowers require much more hand-holding when adversity hits close to home. Cover story Feb 1, 2007 3718
Afraid to call. Feb 1, 2007 1103
Big consolidation wave in the industry. Conference news Dec 1, 2006 1039
Protecting against 'hacktivists'. Nov 1, 2006 1110
Understanding what customers want. Aug 1, 2006 1058
USAP, ACC and AGs. Jul 1, 2006 1048
Significant challenges ahead. Jun 1, 2006 950
How to play the regulatory game. May 1, 2006 1076
Boom or bubble? Many in the media have written about a "housing bubble." But most housing economists quarrel with the use of that term. What's really going on with house prices? Apr 1, 2006 3583
Combating risk creep. Mar 1, 2006 1047
Navigating bad loans and new laws. Feb 1, 2006 1107
Filling the radar screen. Dec 1, 2005 881
Identifying risk in many forms. Nov 1, 2005 940
The 'emerged' market: the numbers make a compelling case for where industry growth will come from in the future. A segment of borrowers with the moniker "emerging markets" is the focus of many lenders today, and their needs are different from the cookie-cutter borrowers of the past. Sep 1, 2005 2993
Doing it the right way. Panel Discussion Sep 1, 2005 835
Underperformance and oversight. Aug 1, 2005 1049
Building healthy relationships. Jul 1, 2005 985
Untested loan products. Jun 1, 2005 1122
Technology and other stuff. May 1, 2005 1055
New customers, happy campers. Apr 1, 2005 1044
The sticky business of nonprime servicing: a lot more red tape entered the nonprime servicing business when the government decided to make an example of two servicers. Now other servicers are carefully heeding what the government objected to in the two cases. Feb 1, 2005 3429
Avoiding blind spots. Jan 1, 2005 1105
Looking for new customers. Dec 1, 2004 1143
The interest-only craze: newfangled loan products are taking over the market. One loan in particular--the interest-only loan--has rapidly gained a following with cash-strapped borrowers as well as their wealthier brethren. Oct 1, 2004 3062
Getting good results. Industry Overview Sep 1, 2004 1288
Manufacturing the dream: until recently, the manufactured-housing business was looking pretty bleak. But new interest by some lenders and the secondary market has spurred hopes. A legacy of shoddy underwriting and oversupply has left defaults and much blame to overcome before a rebound can take root. Aug 1, 2004 3048
Finding and keeping customers. Aug 1, 2004 1143
Where the smart money goes. Jul 1, 2004 1293
Hands on ... hands off! Jun 1, 2004 1143
Pointing the finger. May 1, 2004 1065
The nuances of government servicing: higher delinquencies continue to bog down the FHA and VA loan programs. But program changes are in the works, and servicers continue to stand by the program. Apr 1, 2004 3173
Better and best practices. Apr 1, 2004 1077
Getting Technology right. Mar 1, 2004 1090
Online and nonprime opportunities. Feb 1, 2004 1009
Staking out new boundaries: last year brought unexpected news from Freddie Mac, which sparked renewed debate over regulatory reform of the secondary market entities. Reform legislation stalled as 2003 drew to a close. What's the outlook for action in 2004? Jan 1, 2004 2774
Overheard in San Diego. Dec 1, 2003 1162
Avoiding train wrecks. Nov 1, 2003 998
Follow the Money. Oct 1, 2003 910
The compliance battle: lenders, ivnestors, secondary market players and rating agencies are all donning extra protectin to deal with unprecedented levels of liability from a host of new laws. Whether it's state predatory lending laws, the USA Patriot Act or pending RESPA changes, compliance divisions are getting beefed up all over the industry to deal with the threats. Sep 1, 2003 2967
Make way for brokers. (On the Road). Aug 1, 2003 926
More transparency. (On the Road). Jul 1, 2003 1019
Not exactly prime: the secondary market for loans not in prime condition is growing. Big-name Wall Street investment banking houses have joined Fannie and Freddie as buyers of subprime mortgages. (Subprime). Jun 1, 2003 3045
Making and selling good loans. (On the Road). Jun 1, 2003 1083
An ever-changing business. (On the Road). Brief Article May 1, 2003 1128
Picking up crumbs. (On the Road). Mar 1, 2003 1086
Servicing's value proposition. (Cover Report: Servicing). Industry Overview Feb 1, 2003 3536
Putting technology in its place. (On the Road). Feb 1, 2003 1016

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