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Commercial | October 2018 
Follow the Golden Rule
When presenting a loan application to a lender, the watch words are simple. Find hard, factual, detailed numbers from verifiable third parties to support the loan request. Look at marketplace demograp...
By Jerry Sager, senior managing director, First National

Commercial | September 2018 
Being Prepared Gives You More Financing Reach
As a commercial mortgage broker, lining up financing for cash-flowing properties is generally straightforward. Properties that are not cash flowing (such as a vacant property) and construction loans, ...
By Jonathan Daniel, principal , Knighthead Funding

Commercial | March 2018 
The Right Financing for Your Deal Is out There
Commercial banks may be tightening their lending standards, but capital is still available if you know how and where to find alternatives. Many banks are being conservative because of leasing cha...
By Ben Kadish, president and founder, Maverick Commercial Mortgage Inc.

Residential | March 2018 
Canary in the Coal Mine
An old coal-mining safeguard used caged canary birds to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases before they hurt humans. If the canary died, miners needed to get out of the mine quickly. ...
By Eric Fedewa, managing partner, Ascend Capital Partners LLC

Commercial | February 2018 
Building Green Can Make Dollars and Sense
  Case study Developers in Denver plan to build an 89,000-square-foot mixed-use complex with a construction budget of $13 million. They are looking for a way to reduce their equity contributio...
By Brian McCarter, CEO, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

Commercial | February 2018 
Carve Out Your Niche
A commercial mortgage broker needs something to stand apart. In a highly competitive lending market, it’s especially important to carve out a niche in order to grow market share. Generally, fo...
By Jason M. Aubrey, principal, PlattPointe Capital

Residential | December 2017 
Amplify Opportunity by Finding Your Niche
This past fall, the devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on the lives of many Americans. Real estate analytics company CoreLogic estimates that Hurricane Irma property damages excee...
By Kim Newby, vice president of investor relations, product development, and specialty operations, Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

Residential | December 2017 
A Home in Need of a Hug
More online Read more about renovation loan products at: ...
By Jeff Lee, assistant vice president of renovation lending, Fairway Independent Mortgage; and Dan Ventura, branch manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage

Residential | December 2017 
Is That Property Even Legal?
The topic of zoning often brings confusion to everyone involved in the origination process. Loan originators should be aware of potential problems. Questions often arise as to whether a property is le...
By Richard Garrie, chief appraiser, United States Appraisals

Residential | December 2017 
Renovating and the Art of Origination
This has been an interesting year in the housing market. As of this past June, the number of U.S. Homes for sale was down nearly 45 percent from its peak in 2011, according to a recent Zillow Housing ...
By Laura Brandao, chief operating officer, American Financial Resources

Commercial | December 2017 
Choosing the Path to Construction Financing
As we approach the end of 2017, one thing is clear. It has been a solid year for new construction, with total activity over the past 12 months outpacing the previous high-water mark set in 2006, accor...
By Michael Persall, founder and managing member, ABP Capital

Commercial | December 2017 
Prepare for the Internet of Things
Every industry must race to stay ahead of the latest technological innovations, and the mortgage business is no exception. As each new technology gains traction in the marketplace, leaders who want to...
By Jindou Lee, CEO, HappyCo

Residential | December 2017 
A Home Loan Trend to Watch
The residential real estate market continues to move ahead at a breakneck pace as the Great Recession moves further into distance in the rearview mirror. Wages are up, unemployment is down and interes...
By Robert Verrino, production support executive, Florida Capital Bank

Residential | December 2017 
Build a Bigger Business With Builders
  Key Points Five things to know when working with builders Construction market landscape ...
By Jim Colella, vice president, national builder program manager, Guaranteed Rate

Residential | December 2017 
A Bridge to Opportunity
Many residential mortgage originators are familiar with the traditional bridge loan as a strategy to increase activity in the residential purchase market. These short-term, often interest-only loans a...
By Paul Smoot, director of wholesale originations, LendingOne


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