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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Here’s my W2, dude!

September 29, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

For a generation used to enjoying the convenience of API mashups–such as those between Google maps and a variety of APIs enabling one to choose a place to eat–it makes sense for mortgage lenders to offer the … Read More

What will it take to bring a return of private capital?

September 22, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

Are we fiddling while the real estate finance industry is setting itself up for another out-of-control burn? Bill Frey says we are, or rather his book Way Too Big To Fail, published in 2013, tells us that … Read More

Watching out for Cowboys in the Shadows

September 16, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

I see where Angelo Mozilo recently poked his nose into the tent of respectability, seeking re-admission despite his missteps and long-term obsession with making Countrywide the No. 1 mortgage lender in loan volume, no matter what. One … Read More

Forbes warns consumers about Mortgage Lender “Friend Fraud”

September 4, 2014 |

By Rick Grant

It’s ironic that when the mortgage industry finally decides to get into the social media game, driven largely by the need to generate purchase money leads, cyber criminals are just figuring out how to use these networks … Read More

Whose Crisis Counts, Yours or MBS Investors’?

September 2, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

So the SEC has made some tighter rules on securitization so that ABS investors won’t suffer the catastrophic losses they suffered in 2008. Is that going to restore investor confidence in private-label mortgage securities? Not yet, said … Read More