May 2021

Non-QM And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

They called it “The Pause.” But those affected when Non-QM lending halted last year had choicer words. Plus, we provide insight into how buyers are reacting to rate volatility, give you the down-low on Down Payment Assistance programs, show why operating agreements are critical to new brokerages, and explain how following the rules of dating can boost your recruiting efforts.

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Non-QM’s Year Of Living Dangerously

A little over a year ago, COVID slammed the window down on Non-QM lending. Here's how lenders in that space coped, and how they've thrown the window open again.

Keith Griffin
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Rates Talk. Otherwise, Borrowers Walk

Lenders need to get more creative to keep price-sensitive mortgage shoppers.

Lew Sichelman
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Start Caring About Apathy

You can get worked up again about getting up for work

Harvey Mackay
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What To Say At The Recruitment Appointment

Take it easy, take it slow, but be prepared and be helpful.

Dave Hershman
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Viral Marketing Lessons Learned

Covid wrenched many marketing plans. What can marketers take away – and regain – after more than a year of ducking and dodging?

Erica LaCentra
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