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Mortgage Brokers and Mortgage Lenders in Virginia Subject to Revised Bond Amounts
As of May 15, 2017, mortgage brokers and lenders in Virginia have been required to post a mortgage surety bond in order to get licensed. This requirement was introduced as part of an amendment of the Rules Governing Mortgage Lenders and... Read more
Sustaining Business Growth Through Employee Development
A key 2017 business trend, as reported by Forbes late last year, is that organizations restructure to focus on team over individual performance—something my company did around the same timeframe. While individuals have their own career... Read more
MBA's Mortgage Action Alliance: A Message From MAA Chairman Gene M. Lugat
This month, the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) is gearing up for our 2017 Action Week, taking place from Oct. 2-6 this year. Action Week is a week-long event dedicated to helping real estate finance professionals learn how to become more... Read more
A pair of Virginia-based financial institutions, Atlantic Bay Mortgage and Virginia Community Bank, have announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction
Non-QM Loan Popularity Spurs Evolution of Correspondent Channel
Although the non-QM segment of the mortgage industry is still in its infancy, steady growth and positive performance have led to an evolution from wholesale to correspondent lending demand. As interest rates rise and home sales slow,... Read more
Joanne Mucino is a Sales Executive with Ticor Title of Nevada and the 2017 President of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Mortgage Lenders Association (NMLA)
Featured Industry Leader: Joanne Mucino, President, Board of Directors, NMLA
Joanne Mucino is a Sales Executive with Ticor Title of Nevada and the 2017 President of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Mortgage Lenders Association (NMLA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with Joanne regarding... Read more
Training Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today
It’s no secret that the mortgage industry workforce is aging. The average Loan Originator has been in the business for a few decades now and is approaching their mid-50s. As a result, a large segment of our industry will be nearing... Read more
Why Use a Commercial Mortgage Broker?
Commercial real estate owners and purchasers have a choice to make when it comes to financing their real estate investments. They often wonder “Should I apply to my local bank directly, or should I employ the services of a professional... Read more
Mining QC Data: The Financial Benefit of Proactive Mortgage QC
When Albert Einstein said, “Information is not knowledge,” he could have been talking about the mortgage quality control (QC) process. As the COO of a leading QC technology provider, I absolutely applaud the industry for its increased use... Read more
Eight Insights About Video in Mortgage Marketing
The results have been in for some time. According to a survey by industry leader Animoto, videos engage prospective customers up to four times more effectively than print media and online text content. That’s why mortgage professionals... Read more
The New York State Department of Financial Services recently re-adopted a registration procedure for mortgage loan servicers
NY Re-Adopts Laws Requiring NY Mortgage Loan Servicers to Register and Post Surety Bonds
The New York State Department of Financial Services recently re-adopted a registration procedure for mortgage loan servicers. As a part of the process, professionals need to meet bonding requirements and provide appropriate errors and... Read more