Appraisal Institute selects Jim Murrett as new vice president --

The Appraisal Institute announced the election of Jim Murrett to serve as the organization’s vice president in 2016. Murrett’s one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president.

Company Spotlight: Superior Home Services --

Superior Home Services has specialized in FHA default servicing since the company was founded in 1984. This focus has fueled the company’s drive to innovate in providing hazard insurance recovery services, and has resulted in a unique FHA default solution that remediates properties in light of HUD conveyance standards.

Hot Seat: Jack Nunnery, EVP at Texas Capital Bank --

The specific needs of correspondent lending divisions often get overlooked in the development of mortgage technology solutions. Texas Capital Bank is looking to change that formula with a new correspondent line and platform to forge stronger ties between correspondent sellers and investors in the process.

The CFPB’s appalling double standard --

For months the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was adamant that despite repeated pleas that the mortgage finance industry would not be ready for the Aug. 1 effective date for the onerous TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, that it was a hard deadline.

$2 billion Ginnie Mae bulk MSR portfolio hits market --

Mortgage servicers seeking to get their hands on some Ginnie Mae servicing now have that opportunity, thanks to a nearly $ 2 billion mortgage servicing rights portfolio that’s now available for sale. Here are all the pertinent details.

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