The Pulse

Planet Home Lending LLC has named Kimberly Grandy Vice President of Human Resources
Kimberly Grandy Joins Planet Home Lending as VP of Human Resources
Planet Home Lending LLC has named Kimberly Grandy Vice President of Human Resources. Grandy's experience includes two decades in leadership and management positions with expertise in talent acquisition, recruiting, retention, compensation... Read more
From left to right: Reid Goshi, Dayleen Kai, Steven Tagawa, May Cabusas, Kelsey Weeks, Sean Hashimoto, Craig Fujikawa
PRMI Begins 2018 With Opening of New Honolulu Branch
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) is expanding in Hawaii, announcing the opening of a new brick-and-mortar branch located in Kaimuki under the leadership of Branch Manager Craig Fujikawa. Fujikawa, comes to PRMI with more than 20... Read more
A new partnership between homebuilder AV Homes and loanDepot has led to the creation of the first start-up lender of 2018
AV Homes and loanDeport Partner in New Mortgage Venture
A new partnership between homebuilder AV Homes and loanDepot has led to the creation of the first start-up lender of 2018.   The companies’ joint venture, AVH Mortgage, will be headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., and will focus exclusively... Read more
Team Barber has announced its transition into the Towne Family of Companies
Towne Mortgage Company Adds New Jersey Lender
Team Barber has announced its transition into the Towne Family of Companies. Lead by CEO Andrew Smith, Towne Mortgage Company reached $1 billion in production in October of this year. Previously a subsidiary of Family First Funding LCC in... Read more
Global DMS has announced that it has integrated with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange platform
Global DMS Integrates With Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange
Global DMS has integrated with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange platform, an online, collaborative technology that connects more than 25,000 mortgage industry service and solution providers. This integration provides a gateway that helps... Read more
HomeBridge Financial Services Inc. has announced that Kelley Granger has joined the company in Northern California as Branch Manager of its Concord office
HomeBridge Continues Expansion With 13 New Additions
HomeBridge Financial Services continues to grow across the country with talented associates in its expanding branch locations. Thirteen Mortgage Loan Originators who have recently joined the HomeBridge team in growing branch locations... Read more
Motto Mortgage, a member of the RE/MAX Holdings Inc. family of brands, is expanding in Ohio
Motto Mortgage Sells 50 Franchises in Its First Year
Motto Franchising LLC has announced that 50 Motto Mortgage franchises were sold across the country during the franchisor’s first year of operation in 2017. Denver-based Motto Mortgage officially launched on October 25, 2016, and is the... Read more
New Year’s Day will see the start of a new one-year term for James L. Murrett as President of the Appraisal Institute
Murrett to Become Appraisal Institute President
New Year’s Day will see the start of a new one-year term for James L. Murrett as President of the Appraisal Institute.   Murrett is Executive Managing Director for Compliance and Quality Assurance at Colliers International Valuation &... Read more
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation has announced that Ed Vaccaro has joined the company as a Regional Vice President of Retail Production and Jodi Johnson as Vice President–Risk and Audit at the corporate office
Waterstone Mortgage Adds Two New VPs
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation has announced that Ed Vaccaro has joined the company as a Regional Vice President of Retail Production and Jodi Johnson as Vice President–Risk and Audit at the corporate office. Vaccaro will be responsible... Read more
Movement Mortgage has hired former KPMG executive Stephen Polacek as its new Chief Credit Officer.
Movement Mortgage Breaks Ground on New HQ
Movement Mortgage has broken ground on a second building at its home base in Fort Mill, S.C., a move that will double the size of its National Sales Support Center. The company is investing $18 million to construct the new three-story, 90,... Read more