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FHA Property Preservation Specialist

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Description

***THIS POSITION CAN SIT REMOTELY***

Position Summary:

The Property Preservation Specialist II will be responsible for reviewing and preparing reports produced by our preservation vendors and identifying any and all issues which will prevent deterioration to the Freedom Mortgage serviced asset. The Property Preservation Specialist will be responsible for ensuring timely follow-up of hazard claim statuses on damaged properties, reviewing work orders submitted by field vendors, coordinating preservation efforts, for FHA properties, post foreclosure sale.  The specialist will also need a strong working knowledge of FHA guidelines and processes to obtain ICC on time and on budget.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for ordering and managing property inspections and preservation needs for properties serviced by Freedom Mortgage.
  • Reviewing bids for property preservation work and property securing as needed.
  • Monitor vacant property, damaged property, and bad address reports from preservation vendor.
  • Work with preservation vendor to ensure all preservation requirements are met as outlined by each investor.
  • Work with Foreclosure department, HUD contractors, and Preservation vendor to placed properties into conveyance condition as outlined by HUD.
  • Work with Hazard Claim Vendor to file claims, and repair damaged properties.
  • Work with local code enforcement officers to remediate any property violations.
Essential and Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with directives, both verbal and electronic, from regulatory agencies, CFPB, GSE’s, investors and insurers for Default Services functional work groups
  • Understand and Adhere to Claims Processing procedures conducted in compliance with Freedom Mortgage, GSE, and Private Mortgage Insurer requirements as well as CFPB, state and federal guidelines.
  • Review of various current reports and assistance with identification of new reports, including ensuring department SLAs are met
  • Establish and foster a work culture at all levels within the organization which is positive, collaborative, respectful, optimistic, and capable of driving long term operational sustainability.
  • Serve as primary point of contact to internal and external parties for escalations related to one or more business functions in pre/post foreclosure areas to minimize reputational impact to Freedom Mortgage and ensure optimal resolution for business unit.

Qualifications:

Education:
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Some College/Associates Degree or equivalent from two-year College or Technical School; or six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3-5 years working knowledge of property preservation requirements and terminology.  
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