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Erroneous Foreclosure Code Still Results in Loan Denial for Past Short Sellers in Freddie Mac Loan Prospector for Conventional Loans

In August of 2014, Fannie Mae successfully implemented an automated system workaround that enabled lenders to correct conventional loan Refer/Ineligible findings when past short sale credit shows up as a foreclosure in the Desktop Underwriter or Originator.

Lykken on Leadership: Never Stop Asking Why ... Six Questions to Start With

Perhaps the greatest leadership lessons of all can be learned from children. If you've ever been around a young child for a long period of time, you've probably been both energized and annoyed by their level of curiosity.

Featured Industry Leader: Kevin Jornlin, President, Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association

J.D. Mechem is a loan originator with the Anchorage office of Residential Mortgage LLC and president of the Alaska Mortgage Bankers Association (AMBA)

Featured Industry Leader: J.D. Mechem, President, Alaska Mortgage Bankers Association


Limits on Points and Fees

Question: We are a mortgage banker. Our policy is to place limits on points and fees in our residential mortgage loan transactions. But an applicant complained to the CFPB that we denied the application because of our limits on points and fees.

USA Patriot Act Disclosure Form and the Freedom Act

Question: We are a lender with a client that is very passionate about NOT signing the Patriot Act Disclosure that is included in our initial closing package.

​GSF Mortgage has announced the addition of Scott Finklea as branch manager in Mandeville, La.

Featured Industry Leader: Keith Delatte, President-Elect, Louisiana Mortgage Lenders Association

Keith Delatte is president of Lafayette, La.-based

Featured Industry Leader: Michelle Goldberg, Past President, Central Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals

Michelle Goldberg is a wholesale and correspondent account executive for

​Jennifer Whip, managing director for Garrett, McAuley & Company, and former long-time executive with Fannie Mae, has joined the board of directors of Flagstar Bank and Flagstar Bancorp

NMP Mortgage Professional of the Month: Brian Vieaux, National Sales Director of Wholesale Lending, Flagstar Bank

Brian Vieaux joined Troy, Mich.-based

Maintaining Human Connection in the Digital Loan Process

As professionals in the mortgage industry, we must not lose sight of the fact that the human connection and how we deliver the consumer experience is critical.


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