NAMFS Webinar June 4, 2015 11:00EST-12:00

NAMFS Webinar June 4, 2015 11:00EST-12:00

        Kyle Nickles                    Craig Hoff
        NY Field Services             Earthvisionz

This webinar will discuss and demonstrate the new cutting edge technology available to the mortgage field industry. Microsoft: Streets and Trips will no longer be supported as of July, 2015. Old maps, no updates or support of any kind…

Drive Tracker has been specifically designed to meet the mortgage field industry needs including the following features:

Address Verification
Unlimited Stops
Best Rout Optimizer

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Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee

David A. Montoya, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) written testimony excerpt:

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Exploring Alleged Ethical and Legal Violations at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development”

In closing, these actions by a small group of HUD employees detract from what my experience has shown to be the norm — that is that the vast majority of HUD employees are hardworking, dedicated civil servants. It is a fact that poor actions and behavior are human nature and will occur throughout any industry or entity – private or government. HUD is not alone. However, what I believe is important, is what you do after such behavior is detected to discipline and to create an ethical culture in the workplace. Yet one cannot ignore the fact that for the past several years, HUD has consistently ranked near the bottom in annual surveys of the most desirable federal agency in which to work. Continue Reading

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Field Service Inspectors & Contractors Needed

Regional Field Services Company Seeking Contractors & Inspectors

Successful Regional Field Services company is seeking persons who are interested in growing with us.We have mortgage field inspections in the following counties in: Mobile & Baldwin1. Good Computer Skills …must be able to send/receive email, navigate websites2. Digital Camera required with geo coding/ Smart phone with GPS3. Reliable economical Vehicle (30+mpg)4. Current car insurance and valid driver’s license5. Continue Reading

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Property Preservation By The Book

Property Preservation By The Book

Property Preservation By The Book
Mr Preservation’s manuals are designed to help you understand what the property preservation business is all about, how you can participate, who the players are, how to make as much money as possible while keeping you from getting taken to the cleaners. After you have finished reading these manuals you will have what you need to check out for yourself just about every aspect of the business. In the end, the ideal situation is for you to be as knowledgeable as possible so you will not have to depend on anyone for the information you need to make intelligent and educated decisions. To view the current selection of books, visit Continue Reading

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Property Preservation Winterization Systems and Types

Defining Systems And Types

Systems And Types
an excerpt from:
Property Preservation Winterization: Contractor Guide & Reference
Available in Kindle format

and as a PDF Download


The terminology used in this guide is standard in the construction industry. The word “system” is used when discussing various aspects of a building.  For instance, electrical system, plumbing system and heating/cooling system. (more…) Continue Reading

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Winterizing Sprinker and Irrigation Systems

Winterizing Sprinkler & Irrigation Systems

Winterizing Sprinkler & Irrigation Systems
an excerpt from:
Property Preservation Winterization: Contractor Guide & Reference
Available in Kindle format

and as a PDF Download

Outside sprinkler/irrigation systems need to be thoroughly drained. In cold weather areas these systems are typically designed to easily accommodate the draining of the system. Winterization of irrigation systems is best performed by a professional; usually a landscaping company but if you find you must winterize one yourself, these steps are pretty much the standard procedure followed:

turn off water supply to the system and zip-tie the shut-off in the closed position
insure your air compressor is capable of blowing out the irrigation plumbing system. Some systems are quite large. A compressor that can supply at least 150 cfm (cubic feet per minute) at a pressure of 75 pounds is sufficient for most residential properties. Continue Reading

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USDA Handbook Chapters Added To CubicYard Download Library

USDA Handbook Chapters Added To Download Library

More Free Downloads
Three new and free files were added to the CubicYard Download Library:

USDA Obligations Related To Property Possession and Preservation

The purpose of this Administrative Notice (AN) is to clarify the provisions of RD Instruction 1980-D regarding the content and submission requirements for Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) lender/servicer real estate owned (REO) property
disposition plans (PDP) and incorporate guidance regarding occupied REO. Free

USDA Handbook Chapter 15: Managing Custodial and REO Property

The Agency assumes management responsibility for 2 types of properties: custodial and real estate owned (REO). Custodial property is borrower-owned property which has been abandoned. REO is Agency-owned property to which the Agency has acquired title, either as a result of foreclosure or conveyance by deed in lieu of foreclosure. This chapter outlines the requirements for management of each type of property. Continue Reading

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Property Preservation Contractor Reputation Is Heavily Influenced by What Others Say About Your Work

What’s Your Reputation

Property Preservation Contractor Reputation


Timely And Accurate Communications

In addition to doing superb work, there are a few things that will boost your reputation. One of the most mentioned in the property preservation industry, along with documentation, is communication. Companies want to be able to get ahold of you when they need to and know that what you say is 100% reliable. For every property you work on, there is much more going on than you can even imagine. Your work is a key element in the overall scheme of things. Continue Reading

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Property Preservation Contractors Should Be Washing Their Hands Several Times During Preservation Services

When and How to Wash Your Hands

When and How to Wash Your Hands

When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage

How should you wash your hands? Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Continue Reading

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