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As an avid supporter of women in the mortgage industry, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW) knows that by diversifying our membership as much as possible, we can represent and support women through all walks of... Read more
One of the most pressing issues facing housing today is the lack of inventory, especially in residential property that offers affordability to first-time buyers. For award-winning real estate writer Sheri Koones, one potential solution... Read more
Question: At times, our loan officers pull credit without obtaining a written authorization from the consumer? Is this acceptable or do we need written authorization prior to pulling credit? What are the penalties for noncompliance? Answer... Read more
I am proud of my daughter Ava for a million reasons, but the reason I admire most is her commitment to reading. When she wakes up in the morning and comes out of her room, she’s reading. When she eats breakfast; she’s reading. When she... Read more
Kelly Powers is national retail operations manager and director of government relations at AmeriFirst Financial Inc. in Mesa, Ariz., and current president of Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association (AMLA). National Mortgage Professional... Read more
Question: With all the news about debt collection practices, it would be good to know just what a debt collector does. So, what is a “debt collector?” Answer The term “debt collector” largely defines what types of entities are subject to... Read more
When I started in the appraisal business in August of 1990 in the state of Ohio, there were no official regulations or requirements to become an appraiser. If lenders sent you work, you could call yourself an appraiser. That said, many... Read more
“I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”—Michael Jordan, Gold Medalist in basketball in 1992 and 1984 Those are some strange words coming from arguably one of the best athletes the world has ever... Read more
Mike Mitchem is the Florida regional manager for Paramount Residential Mortgage Group (PRMG) and president of the Central Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP). National Mortgage Professional Magazine spoke... Read more
David Zamary is senior vice president of First County Bank in Stamford, Conn., and president of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him regarding his work with... Read more