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Licensing For Property Preservation Contractors

Comments in groups are trending toward discussions of restricting numbers of contractors in certain areas and the licensing of contractors. I can’t say much on restricting numbers but maybe I can help with the licensing issue. What most contractors do not realize is that licensing and enforcement is probably already in place in your...
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A Boy Named Sue

At times I find myself having to bite my tongue or almost ready to explode from the inside just because I know something I should not say but want to… or I was told something in confidence and asked not to share – but I want to. Today, I am going to loosen my...
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Tools And Equipment Crossword Puzzle Added To Download Library

Gulf Thunder Corporation and Mr Preservation™ introduces a new and fun training option for the field services industry: crossword puzzles. Free crossword puzzles will be added to the CubicYard™ Download Library in PDF fomat for printing and solving at your leisure. You can complete this interactive crossword puzzle online here ....
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Domain Names For Sale

  Gulf Thunder Corporation has the following domain names for sale: AerialFieldServices.com CleanUpBusiness.com FieldChase.us FieldInspections.com FieldInspectors.com FieldRepsWanted.com FieldServiceApps.com FieldServicesNetwork.com HUDApps.com HUDHandBooks.com InspectorCareers.com NorthAmericanSalvage.com PropertyPreservation.us PropertyPreservationContractor.com PropertyPreservationWizard.com REOLink.com REOManual.com REORiches.com REOSteals.com RepoCaptain.com USAFieldServices.com USPropertyService.com WhatIsPropertyPreservation.com, .net, .org WirelessFieldServices.com Contact Terry Platt: terry@gulfthunder.com...
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Is Safeguard Going To Demand Everyone Wear Contacts?

The field services industry required a move from 35 mm cameras to digital cameras. Then, the industry began demanding digital cameras with builtin GPS. What’s next? If Safeguard Properties gets wind of this article, will the field services industry start requiring all of us to wear contacts?...
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Crossword Puzzles Added To Downloads Library

Gulf Thunder Corporation and Mr Preservation™ introduces a new and fun training option for the field services industry: crossword puzzles. Free crossword puzzles will be added to the CubicYard™ Download Library in PDF fomat for printing and solving at your leisure. You can complete this interactive crossword puzzle online here....
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We’re Going After Safeguard

Jon Chavez, writing for The Blade, has published an article about the Federal National Mortgage Association battle against Safeguard Properties. Mr Chavez’s article indicates Toledo’s Fair Housing Center now has a complaint with Safeguard Properties. Michael Marsh, is quoted in the article, “We are going after Safeguard. Specifically, we are looking at the properties they...
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What’s My Job

What’s My Job? When was the last time you saw a hula hoop or a typewriter, a yo-yo or a coffee percolator? Do you even know what they are? Or maybe you know what they are; at least you think you do. You’ve seen pictures of them or saw them used as props in...
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Short and Sweet

This post is going to be short and sweet. I do not want to bore anyone with what some may think is a trival issue but cyber attacks, malware and such affects all of us. I’m not telling you how to run your business but you might consider a little less field work and...
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Largest Mortgage Preservation Company in Nation Accused of Housing Discrimination

The National Fair Housing Alliance published, April 8, 2014,  an article titled Largest Mortgage Preservation Company in Nation Accused of Housing Discrimination: "WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance and seven of its member organizations announced a federal housing discrimination complaint against Safeguard Properties, headquartered in Ohio. Safeguard is the nation’s largest...
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Regulators Are Cracking Down

Though regulators are cracking down on the transfer of mortgage servicing rights, primarily from bank to nonbank servicers, the higher prices for MSRs these days are keeping some lenders afloat. This statement by Kate Berry, writing in National Mortgage News, caught my attention so I wanted to pass along this link to her article. Please...
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Attorney Slams Mortgage Servicers

[Editor's note: Thomas Cox, an attorney from Maine, is often credited for his lead in the National Mortgage Settlement that resulted in a $25 Billion settlement. Originally published at HousingWire at the request of Mr. Cox, what follows is the response Mr. Cox had to a previous article by Christopher Whalen, also published by...
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FHFA Office of Inspector General Condemns Industry Quality Control

The Enterprises’ pre-foreclosure property inspection processes need improvement to ensure that their programs’ objectives are achieved in the most effective manner. While the Enterprises paid in excess of $91.2 million for pre-foreclosure property inspections during 2011 and 2012, there is limited assurance that either Enterprise had effective controls in place to ensure the quality...
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