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Challenged by Uncertainty, Ohioans Become Creative, Find Hope in New Ideas

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REV. DEBORAH BOWSHER

Rev. Deborah Bowsher looked around the empty halls of her Zanesville church and saw an opportunity.

“While the Red Cross has been finding it quite difficult to have blood drives because all the businesses and schools have said, ‘No, you can’t do that in our premises,’” Bowsher said, “we’re an empty building most of the time, and we’ve opened our doors.”




Trinity United Presbyterian Church has hosted weekly blood drives for the nonprofit organization since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses and sent millions of Ohioans into seemingly endless work-from-home situations.


The novel coronavirus threw the world into disarray in 2020. Whole states shut down, people were forced to quarantine or shelter in place, economies ground to a halt and more than 200,000 American lives have been lost. But amidst the chaos and the confusion, Ohioans have found ways

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How one mortgage servicing company is prioritizing home retention during economic uncertainty

Nearly two years ago, Ocwen acquired PHH Corporation, and Glen Messina became the president and CEO of the newly combined companies. Today, Ocwen Financial Corporation is a leading non-bank mortgage servicer and originator providing solutions through its primary brands, PHH Mortgage and Liberty Reverse Mortgage. HousingWire spoke with Messina on the progress that’s been made in reshaping the mortgage servicer and originator, its evolving business model and its progress in turning around the company.

HousingWire: How does the Ocwen of today compare to the companies that merged two years ago?

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Glen Messina: The Ocwen of today is a different organization, and I believe we are stronger, more efficient and more diversified. We’ve transformed the business to be both a lender and servicer, and our originations business is growing at a very fast clip to keep up with demand.

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Latest Report from HouseCanary Indicates Home Sellers Are Far More Spooked by Uncertainty Than Prospective Buyers

Housing Supply Remains Tight as Weekly New Listing Volume Declines 12.2% Week-Over-Week and Net New Listings are Down 12.4% Year-Over-Year

Home Sales Activity is Outpacing 2019 Levels by 1.4% as First-Time Buyers and Urban Renters Look to Purchase Suburban Homes

Transaction Prices Remain Elevated Across Nearly 40 States Due to Weak Supply and Steady Demand, with 23 States Increasing Week-Over-Week

HouseCanary, Inc. (“HouseCanary”), a leading provider of residential real estate data and home valuations, today released its latest Market Pulse report, covering 22 listing-derived metrics and comparing data between the week ending September 11, 2020 and the week ending March 13, 2020 versus the same period in 2019. The Market Pulse is an ongoing review of proprietary data and insights from HouseCanary’s nationwide platform.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005272/en/

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Jeremy Sicklick, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of

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