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Mortgage Industry and Default Servicing Law Firms Convene at Legal League Servicer Summit

Sherri Evans Harris, VP and Deputy General Counsel at Freddie Mac delivers the Keynot Address to the Luncheon attendees.

As is true in several other sections of the industry, regulatory compliance was a hot button issue. Several discussions at the Servicer Summit were centered on the question of how to adapt to constant regulatory changes and avoid the adverse effects of non-compliance. The evolving business landscape was another major theme of discussion at the Servicer Summit. With foreclosures on the decline in the last two to three years, many default servicing firms have struggled to maintain their position in the industry.

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National Appraisal Congress Convenes in Washington D.C.


The executive board of directors for the National Appraisal Congress (NAC) came together on Tuesday in Washington D.C. to discuss pressing issues facing the residential valuation and appraisal industry. The meeting was brought to order by NAC chair and Chief Appraiser at TSI Appraisal, Jordan Petkovski. Petkovski gave attendees a brief overview of the state of the property appraisal industry. He also articulated his vision for how the NAC will supply direction for residential appraisal companies and lead the industry in a time of change.

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Mortgage Contracting Services Expands Product Offerings with Acquisition of CoreLogic Business Units


Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, announced today that it has broadened its client offerings to include appraisals, Broker Price Opinions, and other valuations-related products through its acquisition of the Collateral Solutions and Field Services business units of Irvine, California-based CoreLogic. The acquisition expands the MCS suite of mortgage services to include valuation products in both the default and loan origination sectors and also represents a significant expansion of its already strong representation in the property preservation industry.

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