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Residential | May 2014 
Divining the Regulations That Await
In today’s regulatory environment, many nondepository mortgage companies are struggling to meet their regulatory obligations, and the significant time expended in doing so doesn’t often afford the opp...
By Haydn J. Richards Jr., director, Dykema’s financial industry group

Commercial | May 2014 
Look Outside The Usual Lending Box
Mortgage professionals know that, besides the financial gains of securing deals for clients, one of the greatest satisfactions of making a commercial real estate loan a reality is helping a business...
By Sanat Patel, managing partner, AVANA Capital

Commercial | May 2014 
SBA 7(a) Secondary Market Remains Hot
Expectations for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) secondary loan market are running high this year, based on findings in a survey of SBA lenders. Lenders that participated in the surv...
By Charles H. Green, managing director, Small Business Finance Institute

Commercial | May 2014 
Don't Wander Back to Old CMBS Habits
Commercial mortgage professionals and their clients have been eagerly anticipating being able to reap the benefits of a less-restrictive credit market this year. A late-2013 survey by PricewaterhouseC...
By Ann Hambly, founder and CEO, 1st Service Solutions

Commercial | March 2014 
Optimism for Multifamily Lending Is in the Air
This year likely will be a defining period in multifamily lending, building upon the past several years of growth to reveal opportunities for industry innovation and breakthrough partnerships. ...
By Rick Wolf, senior managing director, Greystone Servicing Corp.

Commercial | August 2013 
What’s Ahead for the Multifamily Market
In the past few years, multifamily has become the darling of commercial lending and the shining star among still-struggling commercial property types. Many commercial mortgage brokers may wonder what ...
By Matthew Parrish, founder, Vesa Financial

Residential | April 2011 
The FinePrint
In last month’s FinePrint column (, I wrote about the government’s yet-to-be-announced proposals for housing reform. Since then, the administration’s proposal was released with the title...
By Richard Smith, loan originator, Churchill Mortgage

Residential | July 2013 
Taking the Heat Off Buyback Demands
In the aftermath of the housing crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued repurchase requests on nearly $100 billion in mortgages. Not surprisingly, this caused many lenders to look toward the future ...
By Allen H. Jones, managing director, RiskSpan Inc; and Leah Price, consultant, RiskSpan Inc

Residential | July 2013 
Determining the Value of Green
Energy-efficient homes can provide numerous benefits to homeowners, including lower energy costs, improved comfort and reduced pollution. Mortgage bankers and lenders who issue loans on high-efficienc...
By Richard L. Borges II, president, Appraisal Institute

Commercial | October 2010 
Rental Housing Picks Up Steam
The cost and availability of financing is affecting millions of Americans’ ability to buy or sell homes or to rent apartments in desirable markets with strong employment opportunities. But this market...
By Mark T. Alfieri, chief operating officer, Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc

Commercial | February 2011 
8 Ways to Gauge a Lender
In today’s economic climate, there  is no longer a full array of funding solutions for all types of borrowers, credit, collateral types, etc. If the deal does not fit into traditional bank or gov...
By Brian O’Shaughnessy, CEO, Athas Capital Group

Residential | November 2011 
Ready or Not: UCDP Is Here
The mortgage industry currently is seeing an unprecedented amount of changing regulations. Another one is about to take effect, and mortgage originators must take note. The latest regulation comes ...
By Jennifer Creech, CEO and president, InHouse Inc

Residential | March 2011 
The FinePrint
As most mortgage brokers likely recall, when the mortgage crisis first broke in 2007, it was confined to the subprime market. Many industry experts indicated that the overall housing market would surv...
By Richard Smith, loan originator, Churchill Mortgage

Commercial | April 2012 
Unlocking Multifamily Bond Financing
Throughout the country, tax-exempt bond programs are in place to provide much-needed financing for acquiring multifamily projects. Their goal is to ensure availability of affordable housing for low-in...
By Michael Zukerman, managing director, Whitestone Realty Capital LLC

Commercial | March 2012 
Don’t Miss Out on Government Financing
Commercial mortgage brokers who are working under the current tight lending circumstances must be fully aware of available venues that are realistic for their borrower clients. The federal government’...
By Michael Zukerman, managing director, Whitestone Realty Capital LLC


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