The Pulse

Waterstone Mortgage Corporation has launched its new Waterstone Mobile app
Waterstone Mortgage Hits $2.5 Billion in Originations in 2016
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation has surpassed $2.5 billion in mortgage loan originations in 2016. The achievement marks a 16 percent increase in sales over 2015 and an all-time annual record for the company, which was founded in 2000.... Read more
McLean Mortgage Breaks Production Records
McLean Mortgage Corporation has announced that the company has closed $1.84 billion in mortgage production in 2016, approximately 25 percent higher than the production volume closed in 2015 and more than 20 percent higher than their... Read more
Altavera to Expand Operations Following Record Year
Altavera Mortgage Services has announced its plans for expansion in 2017. “Altavera experienced rapid growth throughout 2016 despite the challenges of a dynamic regulatory environment,” said Altavera Founder and President Brian Simons. “We... Read more
Flagstar Names Former Fannie Mae Executive Jennifer Whip to Boards
Jennifer Whip, managing director for Garrett, McAuley & Company, and former long-time executive with Fannie Mae, has joined the board of directors of Flagstar Bank and Flagstar Bancorp. In her 26-year career at Fannie Mae, Whip was... Read more
Goldwater Bank to Open New Headquarters in Phoenix
Goldwater Bank NA has announced the opening of their new headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. The state-of-the-art banking facility will be home to the depository office, as well as serve as the Bank’s national headquarters . “We could not be... Read more
Patrice Power Named CalyxSoftware’s Director of Marketing
CalyxSoftware has announced that Patrice Power has joined the company as director of Marketing, where she will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of CalyxSoftware’s marketing strategy to enhance the brand and... Read more
HomeBridge Taps Susie Cheatham to Manage Its Overland Park Branch
HomeBridge Financial Services Inc. has announced the of hiring of Susie Cheatham as branch manager for its Overland Park, Kan. office. Cheatham is a 20-year veteran of the greater Kansas City mortgage industry and a Five-Star Professional... Read more
MLO Jayme Chandler Joins Mortgage Network
Jayme Chandler has joined Mortgage Network Inc. as a mortgage loan officer in the company’s Lancaster, Penn. branch office, where she will be responsible for serving homebuyers and homeowners throughout the southeastern Pennsylvania region... Read more
Dart Appraisal has grown its panel of appraisers in Washington state by 15 percent since October 2016
Dart Appraisal Names Rachel Lasater Director of Production Workflow
Dart Appraisal has announced the promotion of Rachel Lasater to the newly-created role of director of Production Workflow. Lasater, who previously served as Dart’s operations manager, has been with the company since 2003. Lasater will... Read more
Motto Mortgage Now Selling Local Franchises in Virginia
Motto Mortgage, an innovative mortgage brokerage franchise and the second member of the RE/MAX Holdings Inc. family of brands, has announced that its offering of mortgage brokerage franchise opportunities is now effective in Virginia. The... Read more