MReport February 2021

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TH E M R EP O RT | 59 O R I G I NAT I O N S E R V I C I N G DATA G O V E R N M E N T S E C O N DA R Y M A R K E T THE LATEST GOVERNMENT default servicing trusted reliable informed @ 4.2020 72 HOUSING REFORM: STEP BY STEP As the government and industry work to build and maintain a more stable housing market, what factors must be at the forefront? 76 THE FUTURE OF AUCTION SALES With the economy and housing market in a period of unpredictable change, what lies ahead for the foreclosure auction sector? 80 LEVERAGING MACHINE LEARNING FOR BETTER DEFAULT DECISIONS The potential for artificial intelligence to drive industry innovation isn't limited to the origination sector. Getting From Here There to With FHFA working to bring the GSEs out of conservatorship, DS News looks at the history, the stakes, and the likely scenarios ahead. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: COVID-19 Special coverage of our industry's response to an unprecedented health crisis. Page 45 default servicing trusted reliable informed @ 5.2020 Mortgage servicers have worked diligently to perfect best practices for natural disaster preparation and response. How can those lessons apply to the impact of COVID-19? Lessons Challenges New Old ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: THE BEST IN LOSS-MITIGATION TECH AND SERVICES See Page 59 default servicing trusted reliable informed @ 6.2020 With historic unemployment levels and many impacted homeowners seeking assistance, here's how mortgage servicers are working to keep up with the workload. RISING TIDES OF ECONOMIC HARDSHIP 68 LINES OF COMMUNICATION The executive team at Safeguard Properties discusses the critical nature of communication, and how the industry is managing the pandemic. 74 THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF DISTRESSED PROPERTY BUYERS A broader pool of foreclosure buyers means steady demand—even in stormy markets. 80 DISASTER RESPONSE DURING A CHALLENGING SUMMER When it comes to strategically managing natural disaster response this year, the IRS casualty loss program may have a critical part to play. DS News is the leading publication dedicated to providing default servicing professionals with news and content focused on their industry. SUBSCRIBE TO THE LEADER IN DEFAULT SERVICING NEWS SUBSCRIBE NOW! Call 214.525.6700 or connect with us online at

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