One tenet of real estate investing is that you never should sell a home in a down market. And one tenet of mortgage banking has always been that you don't sell servicing rights in a down market either.

Of course, since the housing bust three years ago, few large bulk "healthy" MSR packages have changed hands, unless the government's been involved. But it appears that a sea change could be in the making regarding which firms service America's home mortgages.

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