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Commercial | May 2016 
Underwriting Standards Evolve
It is no secret to anyone in the industry that since the economic recovery started, commercial real estate investment has been one of the hottest markets in the U.S. In fact, a national commercial pro...
By Ben Miller, director, Franklin Street Capital Advisors; and Casey Siggins, director, Franklin Street Capital Advisors

Residential | February 2016 
The Future of Mortgage Technology is SMART
The new Closing Disclosure form mandated under the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules and regulated by the Consumer Financi...
By Rachael Sokolowski, president, Magnolia Technologies

Residential | December 2015 
Connecting the 2016 Dots
As 2015 winds to a close, it’s worth stepping back and assessing where the mortgage industry is, how it got here and where it seems to be headed. Eight years after the onset of the mortg...
By Faith A. Schwartz, senior vice president of government affairs, CoreLogic

Residential | March 2015 
The Next Generation of Hard-Money Lending
The evolution of hard-money lending has taken a long and fragmented path with products ranging across the spectrum, including payday loans, toxic prime, signature loans and more. Market demands have s...
By Andrew Pollock, president and CEO, WDB Funding

Residential | February 2015 
Putting the Emphasis on Quality
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Co. and “father” of mass production, famously said: “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” This statement, uttered generations ago, is just as relevan...
By Michael L. Vitali, chief compliance officer and senior vice president, LoanLogics Inc.

Residential | November 2008 
As the Industry Turns
In response to the mortgage crisis, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 became law this past July. Most of the act focuses on statutory amendments that authorize the federal government to...
By Ruth Lee, executive vice president, Titan Capital Solutions

Residential | August 2008 
Dare to Compare
Although loan options have dwindled in recent months, mortgage brokers are finding that they still have options with two old standards: the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and the Federal Ho...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant

Residential | December 2014 
Managing Risk With Interactive Finance
Two reports issued this past July by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) office of the inspector general expressed material concerns about mortgage purchases from smaller lenders...
By Hugh Carter Donahue, adviser, Marketcore

Residential | December 2014 
This past October, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secured the largest-ever settlement from a mortgage lender over allegations of pregnancy discrimination. Wells Far...
By Neal McNamara, chief reporter, Scotsman Guide Media

Commercial | August 2014 
Keeping Multifamily in Check
The two giants of government-sponsored-enterprise multifamily lending, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are in the process of updati...
By Dianne P. Crocker, principal analyst, EDR Insight

Residential | July 2014 
Is Private Capital Returning to the Market?
About six years ago, the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) were placed into conservatorship, making their future uncertain, to say the least. Building on the Corker-Warner Housing Finance Refo...
By Lisa M. Weaver, senior vice president of mortgage solutions, ISGN

Residential | June 2014 
Government-Backed Loans: The Big Three
In today’s mortgage environment, homebuyers have two primary choices for financing residential properties — conventional loans and government-backed loans. Conventional mortgages are those underwritte...
By Nicole Hamilton, founder and CEO, Tactile Finance

Commercial | June 2014 
Viewpoint: Government-Sponsored Enterprises Are Still in the Game
Fannie Mae’s multifamily division has an important mission: to finance rental housing for millions of Americans. We keep capital flowing to the market for affordable rental housing, providing stabilit...
By Jeffery R. Hayward, senior vice president and head of multifamily, Fannie Mae

Commercial | June 2014 
Lending Delays Ahead? Take the Right Exit
Savvy mortgage professionals know that having a backup plan for financing is essential in today’s lending environment. This is especially true when the first option for a loan is through a government-...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Commercial | June 2014 
Q&A: Frank E. Nothaft, Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac asserts its place in multifamily. In the wake of the gradual recovery in the commercial real estate sector that followed the economic crash in 2008, the role of government-sponsor...
By Kurt Stephan, editor, Scotsman Guide Media


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