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NAMB’s Membership Corner: What does NAMB membership mean to you?
What is at the root of NAMB? You … the member. Without members, there wouldn’t be an association. The professional mortgage advisor is critical now more than ever to both the consumer and the marketplace. I’m fortunate and honored to serve... Read more
FHA announces new appraisal guidelines: A breakdown
In a series of Mortgagee Letters, dated Sept. 18, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided new guidelines affecting the independence, portability, and validity periods of appraisals used in its Federal... Read more
NMP Market Barometer: September 2009 Part II
A reading of "1" has the lowest impact on rates, while "10" has the highest. Although carefully verified, data are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness. BestInfo Inc. cannot be held responsible for any direct or incidental loss or... Read more
Proliferating accidential real estate investors could eventually benefit through tax-free exchanges
Within the current down market, many Americans have become unintentional real estate investors, as they are forced to rent out the houses they are unable to sell. While it may be an unwanted situation now, these accidental investors could... Read more
The Un-Comfort Zone: What drives your desire?
It was love at first sight. I was a 15-year-old working as a parking lot cashier, when a brand new car pulled up to the booth. I’d never seen anything like it; it was a new model from Toyota called Celica. Approaching the legal driving age... Read more
Be proactive in a reactive world
Don’t just sit and think ... do it! Unlike Greek philosophers who never used their hands, you need be an active participant in the things that take place in your life. This means go out and make things happen. Being proactive... Read more
Certification? Certainly!
Do you remember the business just five years ago? What about 10 or 20 years ago? I can remember back 32 years ago when it was a male-dominated industry and brokers owned real estate or insurance companies. You might be wondering why... Read more
ReverseLinks: A roundup of links to reverse mortgage articles and reports (September 2009)
► The Wall Street Journal posted on Aug. 27: Mortgage Fraud: A Classic Crime's Latest Twists: As 'Reverse' Loans Grow More Popular, Scams Put Older Adults at Risk ... In the wake of the mortgage meltdown, regulators and law-enforcement... Read more
NMP Market Barometer: September 2009 Part I
Provided exclusively to National Mortgage Professional Magazine by David Beadle, president of BestInfo, Inc., home of the BestRates cell, pager and e-mail rate alert service for mortgage industry subscribers. A reading of "1" has the... Read more
NMP Mortgage Professional of the Month: Dave Zitting, president and chief executive officer, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
Each month, National Mortgage Professional Magazine will focus on one of the industry’s top players in our “Mortgage Professional of the Month” feature. This month, we had a chance to chat with Dave Zitting, president and chief executive... Read more