Featured Articles

Using Technology to Attract Millennials Into the Mortgage Workforce
There has been a lot of talk recently about how the mortgage industry needs to figure out ways to attract the next generation of loan officers. It is often stated that the average age of people who work in the industry are in their 50s. As... Read more
The packed crowd during the General Session during NCRA’s Annual Conference
NCRA’s 24th Annual Conference Review
NCRA’s 24th Annual Conference is now in the history books, leaving Texas-sized memories from our visit to San Antonio. This year garnered more than 130 credit reporting professionals representing more than half of the mortgage credit... Read more
Giving Back, to Ourselves and Others
At Actualize Consulting, “giving back” is one of the foundational principles of our corporate culture, starting with ourselves and our employees, then spreading out to our clients. It doesn’t stop there, though. We believe in also sharing... Read more
Settlement Agent Failing to Observe Three-Day Waiting Period
Question: On a purchase money transaction, the lender issued a Closing Disclosure which set forth a 30-year term, as opposed to the 15-year term the borrower wanted. The error was discovered while the borrower was at the closing table. The... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Tony Blodgett, President, Washington Mortgage Bankers Association
Tony Blodgett is the regional vice president for the Northwest at New American Funding and president of the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with Tony about his work... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Michael Kellman, President, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
Michael Kellman is senior vice president of consumer lending at North Shore Bank and president of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him regarding his work with... Read more
Lisa Newman is regional manager at SecurityNational Mortgage Company in Lake Mary, Fla., and is president of the Central Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP)
Featured Industry Leader: Lisa Newman, President, Central Chapter, Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals
Lisa Newman is regional manager at SecurityNational Mortgage Company in Lake Mary, Fla., and is president of the Central Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently... Read more
NMLS Mortgage Testing and Education Update
Question: Have there been any recent changes or developments concerning Testing and Education Requirements for non-bank Mortgage Loan Originators?   Answer  At the recent NMLS Annual Conference held in Austin, TX, I attended a break-out... Read more
The Elite Performer: New Year’s Revolution
It’s amazing how one day on the calendar can cause so much commotion when faced with a new year when in reality, it’s just another day. The good news with these celebratory holidays is that they help us reflect, set goals and look forward... Read more
Sales of single-family existing homes in Florida totaled 25,518 in May, a 4.5 percent year-over-year increase, according to new data from Florida Realtors
Featured Industry Leader: Gino Moro, First VP, Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals Broward Chapter
Gino Moro is the first vice president of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP); he had previously served in the capacity of president in the 2010-2011 term. National Mortgage Professional Magazine... Read more