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Use Hardest Hit Funds to Enable New Refinancing for Underwater Homeowners

Millions of underwater mortgages still exist

Net Promoter Score: How to Discover How Referable You Are

Would you like to make yourself more referrals? Do you currently know your referral quotient? Many producers wonder why they don’t have more referrals. Many also question why more folks don’t just call in. They spend thousands on building a better brand.

Managing Third-Party Origination Risk

Prior to the publication of the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines in December of 2010, many lenders passed off the responsibilities to what were referred to as “Vendor Management Companies (VMCs)” believing the VMC would be on the hook for any regulat

Is Your Company Your Classroom?

Learning is a lifelong endeavor in any business, but it’s particularly necessary in the mortgage industry, where new products, new underwriting standards and new regulations crop up regularly.

The Blueprint for Future Success Lies in People, Not Profit

In today’s transactional mentality where quotas and the race to close deals has become the cure-all for building profitability and beating out the competition, we often lose sight of the importance of cultivating successful, long-term relationships and delivering e

Transitioning to TRID

Oct. 3, 2015 isn’t just another date in the mortgage industry. It’s the date the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau (CFPB) will be enforcing a new rule that will have an influence on both homebuyers and the residential mortgage industry alike.

The Delicate Balance of the Mortgage Industry

As we look ahead to 2016, the focus on the mortgage industry’s recovery will endure. In discussing areas of growth, it is only appropriate to also discuss the areas of continued struggle.

Is TRID Really Helping the Consumer?

We are now into the early days of the long anticipated TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) era. Like any new regulation, TRID would likely have had an impact on the mortgage industry no matter what its scope. But this one is different.

The Mortgage Industry’s Future is Here

Mortgage transactions will eventually be an entirely paperless, digital process and more than likely started and finished on a mobile device. Consumers are demanding it. The technology exists.

Can You Help a Brother Out?

Dear Eric: I read your article in National Mortgage Professional Magazine, and I’m a 23-year-old loan originator who has been in the business for about a year now.

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