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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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.”

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Counsel’s Corner: GSEs Have Intensified Efforts to Transfer Risk to Private Market

Counsel’s Corner: GSEs Have Intensified Efforts to Transfer Risk to Private Market
DS News
June 19, 2015

Debbie HoffmanAs the Chief Legal Officer for Digital Risk, Debbie K. Hoffman oversees the operation of Digital Risk’s legal, compliance, risk and licensing functions. Debbie is responsible for corporate governance, legal compliance of subsidiaries and lines of business, preparation and negotiation of legal agreements, legal regulatory issues and evaluating the company’s exposure to risk. Debbie advises the company on a wide variety of legal issues and directs the company’s outside counsel. In addition to her corporate legal duties. Debbie recently spoke with DS News about the challenges of compliance and the GSEs’ transfer of risk from the taxpayers to the private market.

New Credit Rating Agency Rules Target Due Diligence Transparency

New Credit Rating Agency Rules Target Due Diligence Transparency

New Credit Rating Agency Rules Target Due Diligence Transparency
National Mortgage News
June 16, 2015

New regulations for credit rating agencies that took effect this week are expected to make mortgage and other asset-backed securities more transparent by requiring broader disclosure of certain due diligence reports.

Under the rules, which were mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act and issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, reviews and reports that due diligence providers previously delivered to investment bankers and rating agencies must be shared directly with the public, said Jeff Taylor, co-founder and managing partner of Digital Risk.

Kim Lanham Elite Women in Mortgage 2015

Kim Lanham Recognized as Elite Women 2015 by Mortgage Professional America

MPA asked professionals in our industry to nominate women who’d broken new ground in the Mortgage industry, and the response was overwhelming. After careful consideration, they narrowed the list down to 50 women who are rising stars. From marketing geniuses to CEOs to loan officers, these women represent the mortgage world’s best and brightest.

Kim Lanham, Digital Risks VP of Marketing and Project Management was recognized in the top 50 Elite Women in Mortgage 2015 by Mortgage Professional America. Click below to see her full feature.