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Because non-QM loans have performed so well since they were first offered four years ago, Angel Oak and other alternative lenders are expanding the number and types of products
New Products Drive Non-QM Market Growth
Because non-QM loans have performed so well since they were first offered four years ago, Angel Oak and other alternative lenders are expanding the number and types of products. These new products enhance the benefits available to several... Read more
MBA's Mortgage Action Alliance: A Message From MAA Chairman Gene M. Lugat
With the New Year just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to take stock of what the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) accomplished in 2017 and underscore just how important it is for people in the real estate finance... Read more
Happy New Year From FAMP!
FAMP is excited about the new year! As you may have noticed, we have a new logo, which represents our commitment to our association and its future while still preserving our rich heritage as being the oldest mortgage trade association... Read more
Homeowners with mortgages have collectively seen their equity increase 11.8 percent year-over-year during the third quarter, representing a 12-month gain of $870.6 billion, according to new data from CoreLogic
Georgia Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Must Post Higher Bond Amounts
A new bill that came into force this summer changes the licensing requirements for Georgia mortgage brokers and lenders. Mortgage professionals in the state are required to comply with a mortgage broker bond requirement to ensure adherence... Read more
List of Settlement Service Providers
Question: We are a lender with a question about the list of settlement service providers. We permit our borrowers to shop for settlement services. Since we permit shopping for settlement service providers, do we have to provide any written... Read more
Allen Touchton is Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations at Mainsail Mortgage in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and is the President-Elect of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP)
Featured Industry Leader: Allen Touchton, President-Elect, FAMP Jacksonville Chapter
Allen Touchton is Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations at Mainsail Mortgage in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and is the President-Elect of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP).... Read more
A Message From Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals President Kimber White, CRMS
How time flies … it has been 90 days since I became FAMP President. When I was installed, my theme was “The Year of the Member.” At that time, I set three goals for the year:   1) Offer tools to educate the consumer and the mortgage loan... Read more
The Mortgage Matrix
"You take the Blue Pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the Red Pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."–Morpheus Since 2009, I’ve been writing... Read more
Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals (UAMP)
Featured Industry Leader: Trent Hendry, President, Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals
Trent Hendry is a Vice President and Escrow Officer at Salt Lake City-based Mountain View Title and President of the Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals (UAMP). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him... Read more
John Forsythe is a Regional Vice President at Portland, Ore.-based Plaza Home Mortgage and recently concluded his term as President of the Oregon Mortgage Association (OMA)
Featured Industry Leader: John Forsythe, Immediate Past President, Oregon Mortgage Association
John Forsythe is a Regional Vice President at Portland, Ore.-based Plaza Home Mortgage and recently concluded his term as President of the Oregon Mortgage Association (OMA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him... Read more