Author Archives: Melody Simmons

Feds to monitor mortgage servicing

Consumer advocates in Maryland said Thursday they were encouraged by news this week that the Office of the National Settlement Monitor would impose and monitor a series of new metrics and assessments to see if major banks are meeting new servicing standards. The standards were mandated by a national mortgage settlement made last year in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.

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Stokes: Tone of TIF hearings calls for courtesy code

A week after the finale to a series of bruising public debates over a $1 billion waterfront development among the City Council and the public, a resolution that seeks a new era of civility at City Hall has been drawn up for the council’s consideration.

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