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Altisource Welcomes New VP, Head of Valuations

Altisource Portfolio Solutions, a service provider for the real estate and mortgage industries, announced Thursday the addition of a new VP to grow the company’s valuations business and an expansion of its sales team. Phil Huff joined Altisource as VP and Head of Valuations as well as President and CEO of Springhouse, a full-service appraisal management company owned by Altisource. Springhouse is an indirect subsidiary of Altisource Portfolio Solutions. “Phil brings a deep expertise in technology, sales, marketing and business development strategy and an extensive real estate industry network,” said Joseph A. Davila, President of Servicer Solutions at Altisource. “His proven expertise and seasoned network will be a big factor to the success of our Valuation Services business.”

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MCS Announces Formation of MCS Solutions

Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS) has announced the formation of MCS Solutions in order to incorporate the company’s valuations, title services, and steel security product line, according to an announcement from MCS.

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Property Fraud Risk on the Rise in Q1

Interthinx reported a 1 percent decline in its national Mortgage Fraud Risk Index from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014, bringing the index's value down to 100. Three of the component indices—measuring identity fraud, occupancy fraud, and employment and income fraud—came down over the quarter. The remaining component, property valuation fraud, surged up 27 percent to an index value of 128.

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Is Automated Appraisal Analysis the Right Next Step?

Appraisal Automation

In the midst of trying to maintain workflow with a smaller staff, there remains an increasing focus on effective appraisal analysis. Regulatory requirements, investor demands, corporate management, and now disclosure to the borrower have elevated the collateral analysis to the same level of scrutiny as financial analysis. Fortunately, great progress has been made in automated tools and services for appraisal analysis.

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