first_img Collateral File Audit and Remediation Florida Nationwide Title Clearing 2015-06-16 Brian Honea Previous: Trulia Hires New Chief Economist Next: Number of Properties With Equity Is Rising While Total of Underwater Homes Declines 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago June 16, 2015 826 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Collateral File Audit and Remediation Florida Nationwide Title Clearing The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Featured / Nationwide Title Clearing Now Offers Collateral File Audit and Remediation Service The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Nationwide Title Clearing Now Offers Collateral File Audit and Remediation Service Florida-based research and document processing company Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC) is now offering a complete collateral file audit and remediation service, according to an announcement from NTC.Collateral files are audited by a team of professionals who use NTC’s document and research retrieval methods to bring the files up to a transferable standard and cure any exceptions. The collateral file audit and remediation service is customizable and can be tailored to specific portfolios, investors, and objectives, according to NTC.”The value of a mortgage-based loan portfolio is directly impacted by the completeness and accuracy-or lack thereof-of the collateral files of the loans of which it is comprised,” NTC CEO John Hillman said. “In some portfolios we have audited, we have found errors in 40 percent to 60 percent of the loans. Remediating the exceptions in these loans increases the value of the entire portfolio, and enables the owner of the portfolio to make more money with each sale.”NTC reports that the principal benefits of the collateral file audit and remediation service are complete file management under one servicer, which includes shipping, storage, remediation, assignments, property reports, exception management, and reporting; a reduced amount of money wasted from buybacks and/or reintegration into servicing departments; more certainty about representations and warranties from buyers; and the value of the assets presented for sale would be increased.For most NTC clients, the collateral file audit and remediation service represents and investment with an immediate payback; therefore, interest in the service is high, according to NTC.The collateral file audit and remediation service of NTC includes file intake, inventory, imaging, and indexing; complete collateral file creation; a fully customizable audit to the client’s specifications, curative and remedial actions for any exceptions, and complete file management. The service also offers a variety of property reports that are customizable to indicate lien position, broken assignment chains, the current beneficiary, or the current owner of the property. in Featured, News, Technology Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A sizeable new renewables fund chaired by former NSW Premier Morris Iemma and numbering executives from Macquarie, AEMO and Tesla, has revealed billion-dollar plans to install 1.5GW of solar and a gigawatt of battery storage across commercial and industrial sites around Australia over five years.CEP.Energy said this week that the first phase of the rollout would start relatively soon, on the assets of industrial developer and property owner Pelligra Group, which has a portfolio of several hundred properties, including the former Ford manufacturing sites in Victoria.An agreement with Pelligra will see CEP.Energy lease a portion of the company’s millions of square metres of roof space and build and operate solar and storage systems, starting with a 400MW “virtual power plant.”The Pelligra solar and battery VPP – presumably using Tesla batteries, if the appointment of ex-Tesla energy storage man Jan Muller is any hint (RE is awaiting confirmation on this) – will be managed and operated through a separate deal with retailer SmartestEnergy, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni.CEP.Energy says SmartestEnergy will manage the assets, optimise the value of the solar energy produced, and sell it back to Pelligra’s retail and commercial customers at a roughly 20 per cent discount on grid prices.CEP.Energy has also entered into negotiations with several large companies for long-term corporate power purchase agreements, a statement says.[Sophie Vorrath]More: CEP and Marubeni unveil plans for 1GW battery and 1.5GW of solar in Australia New group planning 1.5GW of solar, 1GW of storage on Australian commercial, industrial rooftopslast_img read more


first_imgTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the event, please visit the NTL website:www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Touch Football Australia Facebook and Twitter pages in the lead up to the 2012 X-Blades NTL to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus TFA’s YouTube channel will also be updated frequently during the NTL. To view the channel or become a subscriber, please click on the link below: www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related Filesexpose_one-pdflast_img


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zidane tells Man Utd: Don’t call meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no interest in talks with Manchester United.Zidane is among the favourites for the United post after yesterday’s dismissal of Jose Mourinho.However, Sport says Zidane has no interest in the job – particularly in midseason. The Frenchman is enjoying his time out of the game as he tours the world for sponsors.Interestingly, it’s suggested Zidane hasn’t ruled out returning to Real in the future.Meanwhile, Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be confirmed United caretaker manager today. last_img


first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona midfielder Busquets relieved with Slavia Prague winby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets admitted relief after their Champions League win over Slavia Prague.Busquets admitted they were made to suffer in the Czech capital. “It’s an important victory,” Busquets said after the win. “We knew we had back-to-back games coming up against them (in Europe) and winning away is always important. It’s really complicated and even group. These three points give us an advantage at the top and we hope to be able to take advantage of that at home in the next game. “(The final minutes) were difficult. We knew they would take risks, put lots of players forward and if we didn’t press it was going to be tough. We had chances but we also suffered quite a bit. They had the game lost and were throwing bodies forward. We had the numbers on the break but we suffered until the end.” On the missed chances, he said: “Sometimes the ball doesn’t want to go in. Our second goal wasn’t the best but it still counts. We have to keep on going.” And on Lionel Messi, who scored the opener, Busquets added: “He’s had a tough start to the season because of injuries. He’s fundamental to the way we play and a lot goes through him. He’s getting his rhythm back but it won’t take him long because he’s the best in the world.” last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – Ontario has introduced broad consumer protection legislation that covers home warranties, ticket sales, real estate practices, and travel services. Here are some of the provisions in the bill:Ticket sales— Bans the use of automated ticket purchasing software, or so-called scalper bots.— Bans tickets from being resold at more than 50 per cent of the face value.— Makes it illegal to knowingly resell tickets that were purchased by bots.— Ticket sellers would also have to disclose how many tickets will be on sale as well as the venue capacity, an itemized list of all fees, taxes and service charges.— Ticket resellers would have to disclose the ticket’s face value.— Companies would have the power to sue other companies for losses resulting from the use of bots.Home warranties— Establishes one administrative authority to deliver the warranty program for new homes and a separate one to regulate new home builders.— Clarifies the dispute resolution process to make it easier and fairer for new home owners.— Gives the auditor general the power to investigate the regulatory authorities.Real estate— Allows the government to create regulations specifying circumstances in which real estate agents and brokerages are prohibited from representing both buyer and seller in a transaction.— Real estate sellers, brokers and brokerages would also be subject to stiffer fines if they violate a code of ethics, up from $25,000 to $50,000 and $100,000 for brokerages.Travel industry— A travel salesperson could be required to take educational courses if a complaint is made against them.— Travel salespeople would no longer have to register as both a travel agent and a wholesaler.— Allows the government to make regulations governing advertising by out-of-province travel sellers who target Ontarians.last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. is forging ahead with its plan to reduce the number of different products offered by its bakery division but progress is slower than expected, chairman and CEO Galen G. Weston said Tuesday.Second-quarter sales at Weston Foods, the smaller of the company’s two main divisions, were down 8.1 per cent at $468 million due to a combination of currency fluctuations, volume and changes in the mix of products sold.The bakery division’s operating income was down 12.5 per cent from a year ago, at $21 million, and its adjusted EBITDA was down 11.1 per cent at $48 million — driven by the decline in sales and higher input and distribution costs.Galen Weston told analysts that the rationalization of the product lineup at Weston Foods — which supplies its sibling company Loblaw and other retailers — is a complex task that requires getting new orders to replace discontinued items.“You lose sales immediately and you hope you’re going to have new sales coming online. It’s not coming as fast as we expected,” Weston told analysts in a quarterly conference call.He added that the second quarter did show early signs of reduced overhead expenses due to the transformation and “we expect those benefits to continue as the year progresses. So that gives us the confidence to continue and push forward.”Weston Foods is about 60 per cent through the process of rationalizing the number of stock keeping units, or SKUs, that it offers and the process is expected to be complete next year.As usual, George Weston’s overall second quarter results were dominated by its holdings in Loblaw Companies Ltd., which operates Canada’s largest grocery business and the Shoppers Drug Mart chain of pharmacies. It also has investments in real estate through its holdings of the Choice Properties real estate trust.George Weston’s second-quarter net income plunged 77.6 per cent to $28 million and adjusted earnings slipped to $210 million, below analyst estimates on both counts. Overall sales slipped 1.2 per cent to $11.2 billion.Net income per share dropped to 21 cents from $160 million or $1.23 per share in last year’s second quarter. Weston’s adjusted earnings fell to $210 million or $1.63 per share.Analysts had estimated George Weston would have $1.40 per share of net income and $1.68 per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Last week, Loblaw announced that costs related to the acquisition of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust and non-operating factors pushed down its net income by 86.1 per cent.Loblaw’s adjusted earnings were down 5.6 per cent, at $421 million or $1.11 per share, but ahead of analyst estimates.George Weston said Tuesday that the CREIT acquisition had nominal impact on its net earnings attributable to common shareholders but there was a bigger impact from the underlying performance of its Loblaw and Weston Foods divisions.Companies in this story: (TSX:WN, TSX:L)last_img read more


first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Pictures of mice lounging around an anti-rodent device designed to make them flee were cited by a judge who let a class-action lawsuit proceed Wednesday against a company that sells and markets them.“It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words,” U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III wrote above three pictures depicting mice near and, in one case, resting on top of the device. “And, in this case, three photographs from a study conducted by plaintiffs’ expert are worth even more.”Then he noted that lawyers had submitted over 42,000 words to try to convince him how to rule.“As the photographs show, mice can apparently relax comfortably under a Repeller and even appear to be so drawn in by its siren song that one would scale a wall just to snooze on it,” Pauley said, citing a photograph of a mouse, it’s tail dangling beneath it, climbing up a wall to the device.The 2015 lawsuit was filed by women in Palm Desert, California, and Woodville, Texas. They sought unspecified damages and wanted the lawsuit to represent others who had purchased over 2.4 million devices.They said they bought Bell + Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repellers based on advertising that claimed the devices were “fast and effective” to repel “mice, rats, roaches, spiders, and ants” and “Drive Pests Out.”They sued in Manhattan federal court after concluding the devices, which plug into an electrical outlet, were ineffective, naming as defendants the New York-based BHH, LLC., which does business as Bell + Howell and Van Hauser LLC.In ruling, Pauley noted that some packaging for the devices includes a disclaimer that says ultrasonic signals will lose intensity as it travels and that it can be absorbed by soft objects such as carpeting and is reflected by hard surfaces such as furniture.“But whether this disclaimer puts consumers on notice is a jury question,” Pauley said. He added that a jury could decide if the devices are completely ineffective and falsely marketed.Attorney Adam H. McCabe, representing the companies, said Pauley’s ruling on the request to dismiss the lawsuit without a trial was disappointing.“Our client stands by its product and the product’s effectiveness,” he said. “Numerous scientists and laboratory testing of ultrasonic pest repellers confirm their effectiveness. It’s unfortunate that the photo, taken by plaintiffs’ paid experts in a staged and unverifiable setting, was included in the Order.”Pauley said the company might have been on notice that ultrasonic repellers were generally ineffective based on warning letters the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Enforcement sent to 60 manufacturers and retailers of ultrasonic pest-control devices, saying claims about the products had to be supported by scientific evidence.He noted that the plaintiffs also had cited “a cavalcade of studies” published before 2011 that they said proved the devices were generally ineffective.last_img read more


first_imgOTTAWA – New research shows Export Development Canada provides 12 times as much financial backing to oil and gas companies as it did to clean technology companies over the last five years.The findings by lobby group Oil Change International show that the federal government’s export financing agency provided $62 billion to oil and gas companies between 2012 and 2017, compared to the $5 billion offered to the cleantech sector.Patrick Derochie, climate and energy program manager at Environmental Defence, says Canada cannot claim to be a climate leader when it is funnelling billions of dollars to keep spewing carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The United Nations World Meteorological Association says the amount of carbon and other climate-changing gases trapped in the earth’s atmosphere hit new records in 2017.The federal Liberals repeatedly say clean technology is a $26-trillion opportunity that Canada is taking advantage of but environment groups believe Canada is working against itself by spending more money to encourage pumping oil out of the ground.The report comes the day after Ottawa extended new tax credits to companies who invest in new equipment and machinery, including clean tech equipment, all while admitting that some of that investment will encourage the production of more emissions.last_img read more