DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/1/2016

first_img 2016-06-01 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/1/2016 McCalla Raymer, LLC, which has been in business for 34 years and is based in Atlanta, and Pierce & Associates, PC, which has been in business for 41 years and is based in Chicago, have combined into one entity that will be known as McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC. The new combined firm will have offices in Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.The combined firm will focus its practice in residential and commercial real estate services that include foreclosure, title curative, bankruptcy, eviction, commercial origination and workout transactions, complex litigation, title curative litigation, and REO and retail closing services. Both firms are a part of the Legal League 100, a Five Star Institute membership group created in 2007 made up of premier law firms working in financial services.U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, plans to present his party’s alternative to Dodd-Frank during a speech at the Economic Club of New York on June 7. Hensarling recently told DS News that, quote, America needs a new vision—a new model for financial reform—because the Dodd-Frank Act is a failure. Close quote Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/1/2016 in Featured, Media, Webcasts Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Existing-Home Sales Defy Unfavorable Odds Next: Groups Call for Action on Housing Finance Reform The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago June 1, 2016 750 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

A New David Bowie-Inspired Emoji Will Be Featured In The New iPhone Update

first_imgIt seems that just about everyone has been inspired by David Bowie in one way or another. The Starman was recently the subject of a major tribute by Phish, who performed his seminal album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars on Halloween night. However, the members of Phish weren’t the only ones inspired by Bowie.The new Apple iOS 10.2 update will feature a host of new emojis, including a pair inspired by the late great singer. Though they’re called “singer” emojis, the lightning bolt across the eye is undoubtedly a reference to Bowie and his Aladdin Sane album cover. There are male and female versions of the “singer” emojis as well.Check out the first look at these new emoji icons below, courtesy of Emojipedia.Android Apple[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img

Ashley retires after 53-year career with Freeman French Freeman

first_imgFreeman French Freeman,David Ashley, Senior Vice President of Freeman French Freeman, will reach two milestones May 13 ‘ his 75th birthday and the day he retires after a 53-year career with Vermont’s oldest architectural firm. Ashley and his wife of 55 years, Sandra, live in Westford. They have five children and 15 grandchildren. Ashley’s studies at Yale were conducted by many of the great names in architecture from that era, including Louis I. Kahn. Ashley attended Philip Johnson design critiques and standing room only Frank Lloyd Wright lectures. He was also active in the Marching and Concert Bands at Yale. Locally, he has been a member of the Enosburg and Westford-Fairfax Town Bands, the St. James Bell Choir and the Sterling Weed Orchestra of St. Albans. From apprentice to project lead, these are just a few projects David has been involved in: Shepardson Med-Surg wing of the then Mary Fletcher Hospital (apprenticing with John French)Proctor Hall at Middlebury College working with Ruth FreemanSaint Michael’s College Chapel of the Archangel and the original Circular LibraryEight public high schools, including: Barre, Burlington, Essex Junction and Mount MansfieldWCAX Weather Station atop Mount MansfieldUniversity of Vermont: Gutterson Fieldhouse and structural design for Patrick GymnasiumArea elementary schools, including Swanton ElementaryDial Central Building for Bell Telephone Co.IBM: Building 973, the mid-90’s ‘full capacity build’ with nearly 175,000 sq.ft. of semi-conductor process clean roomsBurlington International Airport: major expansion initiatives starting in the mid -90’s. ‘David has achieved a career that rivals no other. He is a remarkable individual,’ said Jesse Beck, President of Freeman French Freeman, ‘who values long-term commitment and he has expressed that through his work, his family, and his love of many activities he enjoys to this day. He has been an inspiration on many, many levels and he will be dearly missed by us all.’ Ashley joined Freeman French Freeman in 1958 after graduating with a BA in architecture from Yale University. He is the only member of the firm to have worked with its founders: Bill Freeman, through the ‘70s; John French, until he retired in ‘67; and with Ruth Freeman, who died in ‘71.last_img read more

Loss mitigation policies and procedures

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NAFCU compliance team has blogged about short-term forbearance plans and what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Regulation X might require when providing a credit union’s members with that relief. Earlier this month, the CFPB issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the intersection of its mortgage servicing rules under Regulation X and Regulation Z with the COVID-19 national emergency. The NAFCU compliance team blogged about the mortgage servicing FAQs that related to the loss mitigation rules contained in section 1024.41 of Regulation X. The latter blog specifically addressed the CFPB’s position on whether a forbearance provided under section 4022 of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) constitutes a short-term loss mitigation option under section 1024.41. That blog also described the communications required by the rule. For more information about forbearance plans required by section 4022 of the CARES Act, please see this NAFCU compliance blog.Today’s blog addresses the Regulation X requirements related to a credit union’s mortgage loan servicing policies and procedures and loss mitigation. As you may recall, section 1024.41 generally requires credit unions to exercise reasonable diligence in completing a loss mitigation application for review. Section 1024.41(c)(2)(iii) provides an exception to the general rule for short-term repayment plans and forbearance plans. The rule requires a particular notice be provided promptly after the forbearance or repayment plan is offered to the member. The earlier NAFCU compliance blog explains the content requirements for that specific notice. continue reading »last_img read more