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Mortgage applications decrease slightly in latest MBA Weekly Survey

National Mortgage Professional
Aug 19, 2008

NAMB/WEST: A message from the NAMB/WEST Advisory CommitteeMortgagePress.comLas Vegas, regional conference, MGM Grand, full day symposium, NAMB/WEST Friday-Tuesday, November 14-18 MGM Grand Las Vegas We can't wait for you to join us! Mark your calendar now for NAMB/WEST 2008, as we reconvene in Las Vegas, Nev. from Friday-Tuesday, Nov. 14-18 at the MGM Grand. The first-ever NAMB/WEST regional conference exceeded all expectations, with nearly 3,000 attendees! With almost 1,600 brokers redeeming their passes to visit the nearly sold out exhibit hall, aisles were jam-packed with the best products and services the industry has to offer. Registration is now available, and the early bird deadline is fast approaching. Go to www.namb.org/nambwest to register, and for the best room rates, make your hotel reservations today. Theres a lot of exciting things in the works for NAMB/WEST 2008. Here are just a few conference highlights: •Saturday's Full Day Symposium: "Back to Basics" includes topics covering loan modifications and government affairs. Also join us for a special luncheon with Rep. Gary G. Miller (invited). •On Monday morning, join Nancy E. West from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for a half-day session on marketing Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs. A special luncheon that afternoon may include invited guest Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. •Throughout the week, experience numerous hours of continuing education. Education sessions include: NAMBits Intro; The ABCs of FHA; Advanced Commercial Lending; Construction to Permanent Lending; Shut the Door on Fraud; Protect Your Business: The Customer, the Law & You; 203K; Loan Processing Loan Essentials; Shedding Light on Credit Scoring; Intro to Appraisal Underwriting; Truth-in-Lending Act; Nation's Fair Lending Laws; Reverse Mortgages; The ABCs of Conventional Lending; Veterans Affairs Loans, Mortgage Broker Business Ethics; Intro to Ethics, A Case Study; and Reverse Mortgage Basics. More than 50 companies have already signed up to exhibit (as of 07/01/08), and many more are expected. See the latest the industry has to offer at NAMB/WEST 2008. Additional information will be included in next months issue of The Mortgage Press. For more information, visit www.namb.org/nambwest. The NAMB state affiliates participating in this year's NAMB/WEST include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. Join us! "NAMB/WEST is a great regional conference and offers an exceptional mortgage learning experience! If it's education, networking or just having some fun, you always go home with an energized attitude!" Joe Camarena, NAMB/WEST Advisory Committee Chair The Mortgage Source, Portland, Ore. "I continue to look forward, every year, to NAMB/WEST in Las Vegas. The education, camaraderie, mentoring and overall professionalism is outstanding. The MGM Grand offers all the amenities an individual would need and more. Thank you, NAMB/WEST, for offering education, breakout sessions marketing and the opportunities to share ideas with my peers!" Tauna Clegg Kelstar Alaska Mortgage Company, Wasilla, Alaska
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