Decoding Compliance

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Conte nts ORIGINATION origination SERVICING servicing ANALYTICS analytics secondary market SECONDARY MARKET 43 53 63 75 Feature When Disaster Strikes: Avoiding Appraisal Pitfalls Providing insight for lenders seeking to improve their appraisal processes and mitigate related risks, a la mode's experts revealed the top 10 warning signs that can expose faulty procedures before they wreak havoc on your bottom line. Feature Servicers Sound Off! Tapping servicing professionals for frank feedback on new guidelines, MReport gathered peer-to-peer insights revealing today's key concerns, leading solutions, and emerging strategies as the industry prepares to implement impending regulations. Feature Crowded House: Social Funding's Future in Housing The crowdsourcing concept has risen to infamy on the Internet thanks to wildly popular platforms that let philanthropies, artists, and even small businesses raise funds via their social networks, and now, aspiring homeowners are applying the idea to collect money for mortgage loans. Feature Dangerous Enterprise: Why the FHFA's 2013 goals for housing and the secondary market could mean a treacherous two-step for the GSEs—and what lenders need to know about Fannie and Freddie's next phase. 38 48 The Latest QM Isn't the Antidote According to Some: The QM rule was added as a commonsense stabilizer to the industry, but critics of the rule say it will be the undoing of the mortgage space. The Latest Rollercoaster Ride for Private Insurance: January saw a dip in private insurance, but the market was primed and ready for February. 45 Local Edition Flagstar Sells Document Imaging Business: Having developed much of the technology associated with Flagstar's DocVelocity unit, Capsilon reached a purchase agreement with the company. 6 | The M Report 55 Local Edition ResCap Completes Sale of Servicing Assets: Concluding its high-profile transaction with Ocwen, ResCap announced the culmination of the purchase agreement between the two companies. 58 The Latest Sustainability Worries Abound as States See Gains in Home Prices: Confident investors are beefing up the market, but analysts wonder if the trend will last. 65 Local Edition Which Housing Market Beat the Winter Chill? In the Sunshine State, existing home sales showed promise in January, bucking typical seasonal trends. 72 The Latest Coalition Demands DeMarco's Dismissal: The FHFA's acting director faced more political backlash, as a coalition of attorneys general petitioned for his immediate replacement. 78 Local Edition 'Too Big to Jail' Remarks Draw Criticism: The U.S. attorney general was on the hot seat after statements to the Senate indicating special considerations for large financial institutions.

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