The mortgage industry is vast, complex, and ever-changing. The best leaders strive to constantly learn all aspects of lending and how it affects our clients. I have been in the mortgage industry for 25 years and worked in many facets of the origination side, everything from originating to post-close to underwriting. I really settled into underwriting before moving into leadership.
About five years ago, as I embarked on my leadership journey, I also began to invest heavily in my understanding of the industry in whole, from loan administration to current regulatory topics. There have been many realizations along this recent journey that have blown my mind. There have been many moments of “holy cow, that is how it works!” and “how did anyone not know this?” I would like to share some of these discoveries here.
Given this is January, and we are all originating under the new 2022 loan limits, I thought it would be an opportune time to talk about how loan limits are decided, and what the heck happened in September with the “early release of $625,000.”