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Bridge loans: The best financing tool for some difficult situations
Mortgage insurance becomes a better homebuyer valueKenneth J. KlawansMortgage insurance statistics As interest rates rise, the attraction of "combo" or "piggyback" mortgage loans is dimming for both lenders and homebuyers. Historically low... Read more
Ask the Online Experts
Franklin Mortgage Funding completes IPO and name changemortgagepress.comFMF Capital, new name FMF Capital Group Ltd. has announced that its operating subsidiary, Southfield, Mich.-based FMF Capital LLC, is nearing completion of its... Read more
Working with vendors to close more loans
SouthStar enriches relationships with partners and customerswww.mortgagepress.comcustomer service, online services, Loan Status Atlanta-based SouthStar Funding is taking care of its partners and customers by launching a one-two-punch of... Read more
Economic commentary: Mortgage brokers and fair lending
A message from NAMB convention committee chair Jayne Sims, CRMSJayne Sims, CRMSNAMB 2005 convention, event highlights, event planning You--the most important piece of the NAMB convention Once again, the time is near. In June, mortgage... Read more
Got branding?
Working with vendors to close more loansPamela St. Pierrevendors, success, tips The smooth sailing loan is a thing of beauty; when all is said and done, brokers look good, lenders look good, and borrowers get their money and tell all their... Read more
Using your Internet domain name
IndyMac renovates QuickPricermortgagepress.comQuickPricer, IndyMac, technology IndyMac Bancorp Inc. customers can now select multiple loan products when submitting a pre-qualification through QuickPricer, IndyMac's online pre-qualification... Read more
Why the high turnover among loan officers?
Utilizing direct mail for soliciting new borrowers and maintaining your current databaseRyan Belddirect mail, marketing, digital print technology, strategies Once upon a time, the one-size-fits-all mode of direct mail marketing had its... Read more
Technology that makes you look good
Widespread mortgage fraud threatens America's homeownersmortgagepress.comappraisal fraud, consumer risks, foreclosures A new report, "Home Insecurity: How Widespread Appraisal Fraud Puts Homeowners At Risk," reveals troubling evidence that... Read more
15- vs. 30-year loans
Control-Responsibility-Accountability: The Power of a Warehouse LineGary D. ClarkWarehouse lending, mortgage banker, correspondent seller,warehouse lender The mortgage industry is going through changes that are affecting both the large and... Read more
What financial planning is not
Be passionate about what you do!Doug Andersonmotivation, career, mortgage broker I saw something special recently, the sixth game of baseball's American League Division playoffs between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. After... Read more