The ancient Romans worshipped Aurora, goddess of the dawn. Today, homebuyers might worship Aurora Loan Services, a company that represents, for some, the dawn of the American Dream. One of the largest residential loan servicers in the US, Aurora Loan Services services prime and nonprime home mortgage loans. Its portfolio has weighted in at more than $110 billion. Parent company Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in 2008, but, as a subsidiary of that firm's Aurora Bank (formerly Lehman Brothers Bank) division, Aurora Loan Services was not included in the filing. In 2012 Texas-based mortgage company Nationstar agreed to buy Aurora Loan Services.