November 2016 - End of the Road?

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TH E M R EP O RT | 3 CO NTE NTS 14 NO THRU STREET The refinance market boomed after June's Brexit vote, but lately has shown signs of coming to a halt. 18 WALKING A TIGHTROPE With heightened scrutiny on a variety of fair lending rules and initiatives, lenders must tread carefully. Technology may give them the steady footing they need. 22 SERVICING SURVEILLANCE Benjamin Franklin's adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," rings true in today's servicing environment. 26 PRYING OFF THE PLYWOOD The age-old remedy for vacant houses—plywood— is not only unsightly but also unsafe. Banks and servicers are starting to seek out other options. SPECIAL SECTION 31 DATA & ANALYTICS GUIDE Learn about some of the industry's top data & analytics companies. DEPARTMENTS 8 TAKE 5 What a Difference a Decade Makes 10 MCROWD Who's moving on and who's moving up in the industry 12 MONTH IN REVIEW Big Names Making Even Bigger News 13 MDWELL Planning for 2017: Which Markets are Hot and Which are Not?

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