Jeff Taylor on BNN’s “Business Day AM” program discussing the sustainability of both the U.S. and Canadian housing markets

Jeff Taylor appeared on BNN’s “Business Day AM” program with Frances Horodelski to talk about the sustainability of both the U.S. and Canadian housing markets and the most recent CaseShiller Home Price Index. Jeff explained that the housing market has stabilized, with existing home sales and housing starts back to pre-recession 2007 levels. Jeff predicts a even healthier housing market ahead when first-time buyers come back to normal levels of about 40 percent of the market.  For more predictions about the U.S. housing market, specifics about housing sector stocks and to hear Jeff’s thoughts about the Canadian housing market, tune in now.
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Jeff Taylor with Maria Bartiromo Is the housing market stabilizing?

Jeff Taylor appeared on Fox Business Live with host Maria Bartiromo, ahead of the release of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index to talk about the health of the housing market. Jeff explained that he expects a modest rise in prices now that the housing market has stabilized. He pointed out that existing home sales and housing starts are the highest they have been since 2007 and predicted that Millennials will get into the market To see his reasons and hear more about the recovering housing market tune in now.
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Regulators Have Overdone it on Banks...or have they?

Regulators Have Overdone it on Banks … Or Have They?

Regulators Have Overdone it on Banks … Or Have They?
Newsmax Finance
July 28, 2015

Regulators have gone a bit too far in cracking down on banks to make them safer, says Debbie Hoffman, chief legal officer at Digital Risk.

“Excessive regulation runs the risk of leaving a fragile economy starved of the capital it needs to grow,” she writes in USA Today.

“It is critical that regulatory policy encourages banks to get back into the business of lending again, something they have been reluctant to do in the wake of the financial crisis.”

MReport Announced its 2015 “Power Players” & “Leading Ladies” Honorees

Digital Risk featured in MReport 2015 “Power Players” & “Leading Ladies” Honorees

Digital Risk featured in MReport 2015 “Power Players” & “Leading Ladies” Honorees
MReport
July 27, 2015

MReport announced it’s 2015 “Power Players” and “Leading Ladies” honorees as part of its August 2015 Special Issue “Women in Housing.” This issue highlights the accomplishments and achievements of the women working within the housing and mortgage industries.

Dana Gipson, Senior Director of Operations at Digital Risk was selected as MReport’s 2015 “Emerging Leaders” for Women in housing 35 years and under. The women selected for this honor were nominated by their peers in the industry, who cited all the qualities that make them strong leaders—such as their intelligence, drive, and pursuit of innovation. Congratulations Dana for this great honor! To read in-depth profiles on all our honorees, click here, or check out the August 2015 Issue of the MReport!

Digital Risk LLC: These 10 charts fully explain Millennials and home buying

Digital Risk LLC: These 10 charts fully explain Millennials and home buying

Digital Risk: These 10 charts fully explain Millennials and home buying
HousingWire
July 7, 2015

Seventy percent of Millennials want to buy a home in the next five years, but how and why they will buy a home widely varies depending on the individual.

Digital Risk recently conducted a housing survey on Millennials in the housing market, surveying 1,344 millennials, who are between the ages of 18 and 34, distributed nationally by their age, gender and census geography.

Crunch Time TRID Checklist

It’s Crunch Time: Your Last-Minute Checklist for TRID

Lenders may have 48 extra hours to prepare for the TRID deadline on October 3, but it’s still crunch time. Worried? You’re not alone. A recently released STRATMOR survey found that as of the end of March, many TRID requirements had not even been considered by a high proportion of lenders. For example, only 13.5% of lenders had considered who will create and transmit the closing disclosure. So what are the major factors you need to be solving for now? Here are Digital Risk’s top five steps you need to cross off of your last-minute TRID checklist:

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4 Ways Firms Are Failing Associates

4 Ways Firms Are Failing Associates

4 Ways Firms Are Failing Associates
Law 360
June 19, 2015

And having someone to learn from is extremely important, according to Debbie Hoffman, the Chief Legal Officer of Digital Risk Inc., where she has built an in-house legal team based on what she learned in her years in BigLaw.

“It happens organically, but law firms can help make it happen,” she said. “You need to have strong mentors. Part of it is luck, but part of it is you have to develop those relationships. It’s extremely important to have the partnership work with the junior level.”

She added that firms should have not just partners mentoring young lawyers, but senior associates as well.

“We take some time out, we have lunches, we want to do more team building,” Hoffman said. “I think as lawyers we are so business-oriented that we sometimes forget about it. It helps to develop those relationships and trust.”