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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... Read more
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. When we're adults... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Kevin Jornlin, President, Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association
Kevin Jornlin is regional manager for Supreme Lending in Wilmington, Del., and is president of the Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association (DMBA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke to him regarding his trade association... Read more
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
J.D. Mechem is a loan originator with the Anchorage office of Residential Mortgage LLC and president of the Alaska Mortgage Bankers Association (AMBA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him regarding his work with... Read more
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... Read more
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. He is a permanent resident alien and claims that the Patriot Act has not been in... Read more
​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 InterTrust Mortgage LLC and president-elect of the Louisiana Mortgage Lenders Association (LMLA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine spoke with Keith regarding his work with his state... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Michelle Goldberg, Past President, Central Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals
Michelle Goldberg is a wholesale and correspondent account executive for Stonegate Mortgage and is the past president of the Central Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals (CTAMP). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently... Read more
Flagstar Bank has announced the addition of Heather Slapak as a first vice president in Warehouse Lending
NMP Mortgage Professional of the Month: Brian Vieaux, National Sales Director of Wholesale Lending, Flagstar Bank
Brian Vieaux joined Troy, Mich.-based Flagstar Bank in 2012 as senior vice president and head of the retail mortgage origination channels. Three years later, he was named national sales director for wholesale lending. This year marks... Read more
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. Despite all of the benefits that technology provides, the mortgage consumer... Read more