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National Mortgage Professional Magazine Book Review: Think Reverse! by Atare E. Agbamu, CRMS
Think Reverse! The Complete Guide to Marketing and Originating Reverse Mortgages for Mortgage Professionals and Financial Advisors reflects an impressive level of breadth and depth in reverse mortgage knowledge. Clearly a lot of thought... Read more
Forward on Reverse: Write-offs could cut HECM costs
Monica Bubasky is a happy woman. The 70-year-old native of Lake Hekmo, Minn. is beside herself with joy. It comes across in her warm chatty voice and tender brown eyes. Her slight 5’4” frame comes alive when she talks about her modernized... Read more
Mortgage warehousing: What now?
In 1972, I graduated from college and joined my father’s mortgage banking firm. He started in the mortgage business in 1948, and formed his own company in 1950. My dad enjoyed the fatherly trait of passing pearls of wisdom to his sons.... Read more
The keys to increase sales and gain additional referrals
The economy is still struggling after all these months, and the mortgage industry is just starting to get back on its feet. Dishonest, greedy mortgage brokers who have tarnished all of our reputations have been weeded out and only the... Read more
Trend Spotter: The other 50 percent
It is estimated that more than 50 percent of American homeowners are either in or near a negative equity situation. My question is: What systems do you have in place to consistently find and motivate the other 50 percent of homeowners and... Read more
A view from the “C” Suite: Survivor
“Survivor” … no, not the widely popular television show, though many similarities of people surviving a jungle and learning how to adapt to the current industry environment. But all of us that are still surviving in this industry and plan... Read more
These are the end of days
As a self-acknowledged expert in the mortgage industry, it is my firm belief that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. I came to this realization after studying such market indicators as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the... Read more
MBA releases study on consumer mortgage decisions
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has released a study titled, "A Financial Analysis of Consumer Mortgage Decisions," conducted by Andrew J. Kalotay and Qi Fu, and sponsored by the Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA). This... Read more
NMP Market Barometer: July 2009 Part I
The NMP Market Barometer is provided exclusively to National Mortgage Professional Magazine by David Beadle, president of BestInfo Inc., home of the BestRates cell, pager and e-mail rate alert service for mortgage industry subscribers.... Read more
NMP Mortgage Professional of the Month: Hugh Miller, President and CEO of Reliance First Capital LLC
Each month, National Mortgage Professional Magazine will focus on one of the industry’s top players in our “Mortgage Professional of the Month” feature. Our readers are encouraged to contact us by e-mail or consideration in being featured... Read more