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Ellie Mae Boasts High ProductivityMortgagePress.comEllie Mae, Transactions, Productivity
Ellie Mae Inc. announced
that it handled more than 1.3 million transactions in the quarter
ending Sept. 30, and revised its guidance for 2003 upward to four
million transactions. The company also announced an increase in its

Selling Mortgages Is Not Rocket ScienceDave Hershmantestimonials, guarantees, advertising
Making Maximum Use of Advertising Dollars: Part
Advertising is certainly an important factor in the majority of
today's business plans. Successful strategic advertising can help a
business achieve its goals. Poor use of advertising dollars can

Focus on Countrywide: Senior Vice President Joseph HarveyMortgagePress.comwholesale, lending, NAMB
Joseph Harvey is senior vice president for the eastern division
of the Wholesale Lending Division of Countrywide Home Loans,
America's Wholesale Lender. He is responsible for the daily
production and operation of the Wholesale Lending Division's four

Entrepreneurialism With a Safety Net (aka Net Branching)Jack DalyEntrepreneur, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, net branching, branches
Here's the opener--how would you like to make more money with
less work? Speaking from 25 years experience in the mortgage
industry, I believe that the net branch structure offers

Putting RESPA to Rest, Once and for AllBrian L. PeartRESPA, HUD, Proposed Rule, GFE, NAMB, Guaranteed Mortgage Package,
Let me be the first to say that the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Developments Proposed Rule regarding the Real Estate
Settlement Procedures Act, which is is slated to arrive this

e-CRM and Collaboration: Getting ROI from the InternetTom GonserCustomer Relationship Management, CRM, Return On Investment, ROI, Internet
After watching the failure of previous online business models,
mortgage companies know that promoting lower rates and closing
costs is not sufficient enough to convince consumers to use their

Fannie Mae has announced that its acquisition volume of specially-targeted Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) loans exceeded the $10 billion threshold in the second quarter of 2001--more than one and a half years ahead of its originally projected target. In 1999, Fannie Mae pledged to purchase up to $10 billion in CRA loans by the end of 2002.

The Telephone Doctor - The key to keeping customers happyNancy Friedmantelephone etiquette, customer service
The mortgage business is different that's a fact. However, your
customers aren't so different. Over the years, Telephone Doctor has
culled a list of what frustrates customers. This particular list is