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CoreLogic Ellie Mae National Bankruptcy Services 2019-10-10 Seth Welborn Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, Ellie Mae, and More Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider, announced the availability of its updated RCT Express reconstruction estimating and risk assessment solution that now includes the ability to provide valuations for large tract homes (LTH). This update gives insurers the ability to better assess and price LTH policies, bringing more powerful coverage adequacy tools to the insurance industry.“The rising popularity of large tract homes has created new challenges for insurers, who have historically struggled to distinguish these structures from high value homes that have more custom attributes,” said Benjamin Abbott, Product Manager for CoreLogic Insurance Solutions group. “Because of the size of these LTHs, many LTH homeowners policies have valuations more suitable for a custom home.”__________________________________________________________________________Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that Mr. Cooper the nation’s largest non-bank mortgage servicer and a leading mortgage lender, has deployed the Encompass Digital Lending Platform and Encompass TPO Connect for its wholesale and non-delegated channels. TPO Connect optimizes lender’s wholesale and investor’s non-delegated correspondent channels through a fully equipped, customizable, and interactive web experience built on the Encompass Digital Lending Platform, allowing lenders with multiple channels to leverage a single solution.As a result of its acquisition of Pacific Union Financial in February 2019, Mr. Cooper acquired the Wholesale and Non-delegated Correspondent lending channels and technologies. This amounted to a total of five differing Loan Origination Systems (LOS) to manage and maintain, including some that were unable to support the mandatory URLA changes expected in 2020 and others that were inefficient and required supplementary manual upkeep.After successfully utilizing Ellie Mae’s Encompass for its Direct-to-Consumer Channel, Mr. Cooper turned to the Encompass Digital Lending Platform for some of their third-party businesses due to its system optimization, cost, ease of use, and quick implementation timeline. Use of TPO Connect and the Digital Lending Platform enabled Mr. Cooper to reduce the cost and complexity of its total solution footprint while allowing for a more seamless, true multi-channel lending platform experience.__________________________________________________________________________National Bankruptcy Services recently announced that Matt Slonaker and Jeff Aiken have joined the leadership team. Matt Slonaker is the EVP of National Business Development and Jeff Aiken is SVP of Operations. Slonaker will lead the revenue growth strategy efforts and be responsible for aspects of customer acquisition, revenue growth management, marketing enablement and business development. Aiken will be leading default operations and assisting Bonial & Associates, P.C.”Matt has a proven track record of building revenue growth programs and developing successful business development teams.” said NBS Chief Executive Officer Brad Cloud. “We’re glad that he is joining our leadership team and driving our organic growth in the mortgage, consumer and automotive industry segments.”Slonaker brings more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry to NBS and their affiliated law firm, Bonial & Associates, P.C. Prior to joining NBS, Slonaker served as Senior Vice President & Head of Enterprise Solutions Sales at WFG National Title. Additionally, he has held executive sales leadership positions at Sales Benchmark Index, Chronos Solutions and Carrington Holdings. From new leadership to new tech and partnerships, get the latest industry buzz in this update. 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There’s a reason they call the worst part of the year the “dog days of summer,” why the worst sick you can be is “sick as a dog” and why whenever you see something terrible (like Michael Bolton, Battlefield Earth or the XFL), it’s “for the dogs.” It’s just not all it’s cracked up to be being a canine. I mean sure, we get to play, sleep and eat just about exclusively for our entire lifetime, but it is not the posh life you might think it is, even though we can put our noses in anyone’s butt with no repercussions.How would you like to eat crusty cardboard-esque kibbles at least twice a day and smell vomit from three blocks away — in Madison, at that?It’s a dog’s life, I tell you. It’s why Rodney Dangerfield could only play one animal when they made a cartoon about him (Rover Dangerfield). And there is never any real escape. I made another sad discovery in the long, sad tail — err, tale that is the history of man’s best friend (until there is only one slice of pizza left).I decided to just curl up on the futon and watch some college football this past Saturday night, with the Georgia Bulldogs taking on the Tennessee Volunteers. I figured it was a no-lose situation. Either the Dawgs would win or Smokey, the little hound dog for the Vols, would prevail. Of course, I couldn’t have been more wrong if I’d chewed up that green paper with numbers … again.The Bulldogs were blown away at home by a Tennessee offense that was simply unstoppable, and Smokey … wasn’t there. I looked. I sniffed. I howled out searching for answers. But ESPN just refused to show the Kennedy of dogs (this was Smokey IX, I believe).Where my dogs at? Where is our pride? Can we never win, even when we win? It was then I realized dogs get the shaft in sports, just like they do everywhere else.In the realm of sports, my kind is more doomed than an unattended T-bone steak at a doggie birthday party in Milwaukee’s third ward (they exist, it’s true!).The Cleveland Browns and their dog pound — shame on them — are only slightly better than a team of felines on catnip on the field, making a game against Oakland look like a game against the ’72 Dolphins. Winning a football game for them is about as hopeless a situation as trying to catch your tail, as they haven’t ever finished out of last place in the AFC North division. Ever.And the Mississippi State Bulldogs continue the disturbing trend, currently occupying the cellar of the SEC, and could be the underdog (yet another insult to pups everywhere) in their home game against Jacksonville State this weekend. It’s only fitting the Bulldogs in Starksville have been victimized by the flea-flicker a couple of times already this season.The Connecticut Huskies? Barely beat Indiana in football a couple weeks ago, managing a mangy 14 points, while bow-wowing out early in the NCAA tournament last spring. But not before they topped the No. 16 seed Albany Great Danes of course. Those fluffy coated prima donnas! Guess what place they are taking up in the Big East right now too … you guessed it. Dead last.The Washington version of the Huskies also blew a big chance, letting Southern Cal get away will little more than a growl just last weekend, failing to put together a game-tying drive several times in the fourth quarter. It was so bad that with two seconds left they couldn’t get the snap off, apparently because they couldn’t hear the whistle. Now, since when do dogs not hear whistles?The play-by-play man for Miami Dolphins games while my owner was growing up, “Mad Dawg” Jim Mandich? Thrown to the curb last season despite a minor uproar in the South Florida community.And what about Big Ben Ruff-lesburger? … No, I’m sorry, I can’t even do that one. That’s a total cat joke … but, still, he sucks now and I hear he’s a dog lover.On top of that I keep hearing from my owner that Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are in the dog house right now. Who invited them into MY home? Give ’em swirlies in that big white water bowl near the bathtub! Get ’em out!No matter where you turn in sports, dogs are losing. Even in the Iditarod where dogs are the only competitors, we lose, as almost half the racers don’t make it to the finish before throwing all fours skyward.But the milk bone that broke this lab’s back is watching the Detroit Tigers romp through the MLB playoffs.No matter how bad things have been in the past, we could always count on the Cats of Detroit to somehow be a little bit worse. But now, the Tigers look to be on their way to a world championship. I also hear that the Bengals are doing well, too. The world has gone crazy.As of right now, consider my membership into the canine fraternity cancelled.I’ve decided that from this day forth, I am the walrus. At least Craig Stadler could finish ahead of the Browns.Marino Labrador is the right paw of sports editor Dave McGrath. If you’d like to console her through the dog days of the college football season, you can reach her at [email protected] or just Facebook her (yes, she’s there).
The world of hockey has found a way to create a buzz it has never experienced before, and the way the sport has done it is surprisingly simple — play outside.Who knew football fanatics and baseball purists would be so enthralled by hockey in outdoor venues?Well, the outdoor hockey parade is making its way to Madison after a successful stop in Boston for the 2010 NHL Winter Classic. The Wisconsin men’s and women’s teams will play on a newly constructed ice surface in Camp Randall Stadium on Feb. 6.Initially, the UW Athletic Department hoped to shatter attendance records by filling Camp Randall to its maximum capacity, but that’s not going to happen. Not even close.So far, around 42,000 tickets have been sold for the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic, a high number (more than the most recent Winter Classic), but there are an abundance of great seats remaining.So the obvious question is this — why aren’t more people buying tickets?Beats me. I can’t think of one reason not to attend the outdoor game at Camp Randall. Not even the potential of cold weather or snow or even rain.Now I’m not about to explain why you need to give hockey your attention. I’m not going to talk about the sport’s non-stop action and unparalleled intensity. I’m not going to discuss the jaw-dropping athletic ability hockey players display on a sheet of ice, despite having the thought of a hip-check into the boards constantly in the back of their minds.I’m not going to touch on these things because I know hockey isn’t for everyone, and that’s fine.But the Camp Randall Classic is more than just another hockey game, and hockey in one of college football’s most historic venues is. in fact. for everyone.So with a little over a week left to purchase tickets, here is a rundown of some of the undeniable reasons why any student with 10 bucks ($25 for the general public) and a free Saturday afternoon should be making the walk down to Camp Randall on Feb. 6.An incredibly unique viewing experienceI’ve mentioned the NHL’s Winter Classic before, and the recent games featured in Wrigley Field and Fenway Park are a preview of what is about to take place in Madison.What’s great about outdoor games is the fact that it brings us back to hockey’s roots.Hockey was born outdoors, and almost every player at the collegiate or professional level has memories of playing on a local pond with friends. And while watching the outdoor games over the years, you can’t help but notice the energy brought to the ice.There is something about getting these hockey players back outside that creates a whole new level of intensity. Maybe it’s because it brings them back to their youth out on a frozen pond, or maybe it’s the fact that the audience is twice the size of the largest crowd they’ve ever played in front of.Watching a hockey game in our own historic football stadium is a rare opportunity and with this one of a kind experience just down the street, it would be a foolish opportunity to waste.Everyone loves beating MichiganThe Badgers’ opponent in the Camp Randall Classic isn’t St. Cloud State and it isn’t Michigan Tech.Taking the ice against UW is a familiar foe — the old maize and blue.You may not know one player on Michigan’s hockey roster, but it’s a program everyone here in Madison loves to hate, and it’s always an event when the Wolverines come to town (even if they are suddenly mediocre at everything).Keep in mind, the Badgers and Wolverines met earlier this season in Ann Arbor and it was a game Michigan ended up winning 3-2. It was an opportunity missed for UW, and you can be sure head coach Mikes Eaves and his team will be looking forward to getting another shot at Michigan.For all those hockey-haters out there, the matchup between these two programs should be enticing enough in itself.The greatest trophy in all of sports will be in attendanceThe NHL doesn’t get a lot of love from the national media.ESPN’s hockey coverage has become a five-minute segment where Barry Melrose comes on and talks about how good Sidney Crosby is. And unless you want to watch the Blackhawks and Red Wings play for the 56th time on NBC, the only channel to watch a nationally televised game is Versus (Wednesday night’s Versus schedule: Cagefighting, Sports Jobs with Junior Seau and Cagefighting — that’s what we’re dealing with here).But despite the NHL’s embarrassing lack of coverage, Gary Bettman’s league has one thing earning every sports fan’s undoubted respect — Lord Stanley’s Cup.The Stanley Cup is the single greatest trophy in all of sports. There is no further debate, and luckily everyone with a ticket to the game gets the chance to see it in person at the Coca-Cola Fan Experience, which will be available before and during the game.A chance to watch a national championship contenderLet’s be honest, everyone loves to see a winner.There is a reason no one is paying to see the Atlanta Thrashers (don’t worry if you never knew that team actually existed — they’re practically irrelevant).Here is a chance to watch the Badgers, currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, on the biggest stage. If you’ve read our coverage of the men’s hockey team over the season, this is not news to you.If you haven’t, a season recap up to this point is simple — the Badgers are proving they are championship worthy and expectations are nothing short of a Frozen Four berth.That alone should be enough to get fans out to Camp Randall next Saturday.Max is a junior majoring in journalism. Have you bought your Camp Randall Hockey Classic tickets yet? Did he convince you to buy one? He can be reached at [email protected]