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Xhevrije West is a writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University.

Private-Label Securitization Market Disappearance Affects Credit Access

A diminishing private-label securitizations market among strong government-backed loans presents credit implications for the mortgage market. Director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute Laurie Goodman highlights in a blog the importance of consumers knowing how the disappearance of the private-label securitizations market affects their access to credit.

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Clayton Holdings Acquires ValuAmerica

Provider of loan due diligence, surveillance, REO management, valuations, and consulting services to the mortgage and real estate industries, Clayton Holdings LLC, recently announced its newest acquisition: ValuAmerica, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company, and technology provider.

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House Passes TRID Grace Period Bill

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a bipartisan bill (303-121) that will provide a hold harmless grace period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, which went into effect October 3.

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