HUD Official Suzanne Tufts Resigns

first_img  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Assistant Secretary HUD Ben Carson HUD Interior Department Ryan Zinke Suzanne Tufts 2018-10-19 Staff Writer Raffi Williams, a spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced Friday afternoon that HUD Assistant Secretary Suzanne Tufts had offered resignation and it had been accepted. Tufts had been announced as a candidate for the role of acting director for the Interior Department earlier in the week. The official position of Director for the Interior Department has not been filled in 10 years. The office is currently being led by Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall.According to NBC News, news of Tufts’ resignation from HUD comes at the end of a contentious week in regard to these rumors. The next inspector general at the Interior Department would become the lead investigator into allegations against the Interior Department’s Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has been accused of using taxpayer money to fund trips taken with his wife. Critics have argued that Tufts lacks qualifications for her rumored role, having no experience investigating allegations of unethical behavior.The Trump administration denied earlier Friday that she was chosen to fill this role by anyone at the White House. “The claim we handpicked her is completely inaccurate,” said Hogan Gidley, the White House Deputy Press Secretary. An email sent by HUD Secretary Ben Carson on October 12 contained a statement to the effect that Tufts was leaving HUD to become acting director at the Interior Department. This information was confirmed on Thursday by the Interior Department, which stated that Tufts “was referred to the Department by the White House as a potential candidate in the inspector general’s office.” To add to the confusion, however, the Interior Department later reversed itself on this position, saying that Carson’s email contained “false information” and that “anonymous claims from ‘White House officials’ that the Department blindsided them are absolutely false.”A HUD source confirmed this, stating that Carson’s email was the result of miscommunication among his staff.Editor’s Note: FHFA has been contacted for further comment but has not yet responded at this time.  Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer HUD Official Suzanne Tufts Resigns October 19, 2018 2,532 Views Tagged with: Assistant Secretary HUD Ben Carson HUD Interior Department Ryan Zinke Suzanne Tufts Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / HUD Official Suzanne Tufts Resigns Previous: Existing-Home Sales Struggle Despite a Strong Economy Next: How Technology is Bringing Buyers and Sellers Closerlast_img read more

Integrating Technology in Servicing and Lending

first_imgSubscribe Tagged with: Finance FinTech Technology Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Integrating Technology in Servicing and Lending Earlier this year, Flagstar Bank and Detroit FinTech Bay announced the first startups to participate in the Flagstar Mortgage Tech Accelerator Program. DS News spoke to FinTech professionals including Flagstar Head of Digital Lending Rocky Stubbs about how the program is impacting the shape of FinTechs in the mortgage and real estate industry, and where technology needs to grow and adapt.According to Stubbs, the response to the program from the industry has been positive.“We have other competitors in this space who are very excited to see that we are taking some leadership here,” Stubbs said. “Once these companies deliver their technology into the marketplace of available solutions, we all benefit.”“Once we’re successful with the program, we will all be successful,” he added.“The launch of the program for the first cohort of the Flagstar Mortgage Tech Accelerator is an indication of its effectiveness in sourcing interesting and high quality startups from a uniquely defined vertical of FinTech,” said Maissan Almaskati, FinTech Consortium CEO “This milestone, which coincides with the opening of Detroit FinTech Bay, signifies the potential of the collaboration between Flagstar Bank and the FinTech Consortium to deliver innovation and enhancement across both the mortgage customer experience as well as lender efficiencies.”Stubbs discussed the importance of innovation in FinTech, noting that there are plenty of new tools out there that are making the customer service experience easier and more cost efficient.“There are technologies that are delivering value to the client, within the context of the servicing relationship,” said Stubbs. “We’re able to start thinking about how to push this through to the benefit of the customer.”Another important topic is the legacy systems in place in the servicing industry, and the challenges with integrating new systems with the old.“It is incumbent upon the FinTechs themselves who are developing the technologies to consider their customer base and understand that this is a near-universal problem,” Stubbs told DS News. Fortunately, he notes, technology is starting to catch up, becoming less of an issue in recent years.”Mortgage servicing technology is largely outdated and has been overlooked in this recent wave of FinTech innovation,” said Eric Rachmel, Founder and CEO of Brace. “Partnering with Flagstar and the FinTech Consortium to rethink one of the hardest elements of servicing, default servicing, demonstrates the forward-thinking nature of their leadership teams and will drive value for the broader ecosystem for years to come.”Learn more about the Flagstar Mortgage Tech Accelerator Program here.  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Integrating Technology in Servicing and Lending Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 12, 2019 1,333 Views center_img Previous: The Industry Pulse: Update on Altisource, Fund That Flip, and More Next: New Executives at Fintech Company Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Technology The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Finance FinTech Technology 2019-09-12 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Dramatic Bounce Back’ Indicated in July Housing Health Report

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / ‘Dramatic Bounce Back’ Indicated in July Housing Health Report Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 17, 2020 781 Views Despite the coronavirus pandemic, housing activity keeps advancing, researchers say. Analysts say the growth, despite COVID’s persistence, “indicates underlying consumer demand.”  According to the BuildFax Housing Health Report for July, published this week, single-family housing authorizations continue to rise substantially month over month. In addition, they said, existing housing activity increased, suggesting a potential bounce back from April lows, adding that, “growth in housing activity, despite COVID-19 persistence, indicates underlying consumer demand.” Housing activity has the potential to return to its early 2020 growth trajectory, said Jonathan Kanarek, Managing Director at BuildFax.  “Existing housing supply has shown a dramatic bounce back. Maintenance activity, for instance, grew from double-digit declines in April to a healthy increase this month,” he said. “We’re still seeing some hesitance in the market, including the conflicting signals within new construction and decreases in construction spend. However, growth in new and existing housing activity signify consumers’ underlying need for a larger and healthier housing stock.” More specifically, BuildFax reports, in July, single-family housing authorizations increased 6.83% month-over-month but decreased 5.28% year-over-year.  The month-over-month increase may be a result of builders reacting to a future rise in prospective homebuyers,” the researchers note. “In recent months, historically low mortgage rates and steadily declining unemployment have started to positively shift the home buying outlook. While construction spending is still falling, it’s doing so at lower rates each month.”  As for existing housing activity, following steep declines in April, the strain has been easing steadily, and July was no exception. Maintenance volume increased 5.60%, and spend declined 0.75% year over year. Additionally, remodel volume—a subset of maintenance that includes renovations, additions, and alterations—increased 2.59% while spend decreased 1.59% year over year. BuildFax conducted its research by examining U.S. properties between 2013 and 2020. Their data is seasonally adjusted and imputed to reflect numbers representative of the entire country. The latest estimates, highlighted above, are as of August 8, 2020.  Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share 2Save  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago ‘Dramatic Bounce Back’ Indicated in July Housing Health Report Tagged with: housing health The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribe housing health 2020-08-17 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: A Look at Housing Market Health Next: Almost 3 Million Homeowners May Not Qualify for COVID Relief The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

O’Domhnaill confident of progress for Stranorlar school campaign

first_imgHomepage BannerNews O’Domhnaill confident of progress for Stranorlar school campaign Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleColeman will not play against Germany but will be available for Poland on SundayNext articleDonegal Tweed could get regional protection under new EU proposals News Highland By News Highland – October 7, 2015 A Donegal Senator says he’s hopeful of movement on progress in the campaign for progress in the campaign for a new school building for Scoil Mhuire in Stranorlar.Senator Brian O’Domhnaill pressed Junior Minister Anne Phelan on the issue in the Seanad this morning.He’s now hopeful of substantial progress by early next year, to address the situation where over 25% of the 452 pupils are being taught in pre-fabs……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/brianraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more

Army dispose of device habded in to Milford Garda Station

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Army dispose of device habded in to Milford Garda Station Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebookcenter_img Google+ Google+ Previous articlePSNI intensify Omagh murder investigationNext articleCensus will provide clarification on the number of unoccupied houses – CSO News Highland Pinterest News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today It’s emerged that an Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to Milford Garda Station after a suspect device was handed in by a member of the public last evening.The device, described by an army spokesman as a ‘projectable enhancer’, had been washed up along Rathmullan Strand.The bomb disposal team arrived at Milford Garda station at 5.10pm and removed the item at 5.20pm.The operation, which was described as a ‘conventional munition disposal’, resulted in the device being taken away to be disposed of at a later date.The enhancers are plastic containers with small amounts of energetic material which are used to give extra distance to projectiles.The Defence Forces spokesman described the device as ‘corroded but stable’.The area around Milford Garda Station was declared safe shortly afterwards and nobody was hurt during the operation. By News Highland – April 7, 2011 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitterlast_img read more

Nine on trolleys as Emergency Department overcrowding leads to clinic cancellations

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 7, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest Figures released from the INMO show that there were 9 people awaiting treatment or being treated on trolleys at Letterkenny General Hospital this morning.This tallies with staff claims that it was an exceptionally busy night at the Emergency Department which lead to an over spill in to the day ward.The overcrowding lead to the cancellation of the clinics of Dr Steele, Dr Mohammad and Mr Patell. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleStudy to look at what homes and estates could connect to LK’s sewerNext articleInquest held into Donegal nurse’s tragic death News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebookcenter_img Google+ Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Nine on trolleys as Emergency Department overcrowding leads to clinic cancellations Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+last_img read more

Deputy McGinley welcomes plans to develop two primary care centres

first_img Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 18, 2012 Pinterest Previous articleStimulus package slammed as forgetting about Donegal once againNext articleCalls for mobile roaming charges to be scrapped on the island of Ireland News Highland center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal South West Deputy Dinny McGinley is welcoming plans to develop two primary care centres in Donegal.Two primary care centres have been ‘earmarked’ for Dungloe and Donegal Town but no specific funding for those projects has been announced.Deputy McGinley says the projects will provide vital employment in these areas..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dinny.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Twitter Deputy McGinley welcomes plans to develop two primary care centres RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Renewed calls for end of election voting ‘discrimination’ of islanders

first_img Google+ By News Highland – March 27, 2014 Renewed calls for end of election voting ‘discrimination’ of islanders LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An election candidate has called for an end to what he describes as discrimination of island voters calling for them to be allowed go to the polls at the same time as those on the mainland.Islanders traditionally cast their votes a number of days before those on the mainland, this has been to avoid bad weather preventing their votes being taken to the mainland on count day.But Labour’s Seamus Rodgers says that should no longer be a consideration – he says those living on the islands are being treated very unfairly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/seam1pmVOTING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Google+ News WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleNew road safety campaign urges motorists not to use bluetooth or handsfreeNext articleRecording of Garda station calls could have implications for Morris Tribunal findings News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Future of Donegal town councils should be known next week

first_img Google+ Town and County councillors are expected this evening to make a last ditch plea to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan not to abolish their local authorities.The Minister is due to address the annual conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, tonight.Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties in July, Minister Phil r Hogan said it was “extremely likely” the number of local authorities and councillors across the country would be cut.Concerns have already been expressed in Donegal about the futures of  Bundoran, Ballyshannon and Buncrana town Councils.Letterkenny Town Council seems unlikely to be effected but the minister is ruling anything out.Former Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle is on the record as saying that a relatively small saving would come at a significant cost to local democracy.The siutation should become clearer when the publication of the long-delayed plans for local government reform report takes place next week. By News Highland – September 14, 2012 Pinterest Future of Donegal town councils should be known next week Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Twitter Google+center_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal reps happy with American and British tour operators meetingNext articleChurch of Ireland minister attacked by group of youths in Strabane News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

FF seek establishment of cross border agency to tackle fuel smuggling

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath FF seek establishment of cross border agency to tackle fuel smuggling Google+ Twitter Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – March 12, 2015 Fianna Fail is proposing the establishment of a cross border, multi-agency taskforce to tackle fuel smuggling.It would involve all statutory organisations responsible for detecting and policing the illicit fuel trade north and south of the border.The environmental consequences of fuel laundering have been widely reported in areas along the border.Former Minister Brendan Smith moved the bill earlier today, saying that the material produced as a consequence of removing green dye from diesel is highly toxic – and has the potential to damage drinking supplies and cause other environmental problems.He says a joint approach is needed…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bsmithfuel.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Previous articleGiven named among Ireland squad ahead of Poland qualifierNext articleDonegal County Council launch new tourism brochure and app News Highland Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more