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Articles about Refinancing


Commercial | October 2019 
Down the Bumpy Road of CMBS Loan Assumptions
Commercial real estate deals face special problems when a seller has a loan locked into a commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS). The seller often can’t find a viable way to get out of the loan ea...
By Ann Hambly, founder and CEO, 1st Service Solutions

Residential | June 2019 
A Dose of Happy News Arrives for the Mortgage Industry
The Federal Reserve’s decision to hold benchmark interest rates steady, and a plunge in mortgage rates this past first quarter, could juice the housing market during this season’s buying and sel...
By Robert Greenberg, chief marketing officer, Patch of Land

Commercial | January 2019 
Create a Quantitative Marketing Advantage
Marketing success is often contingent on an ability to tailor hyper-targeted messages to prospects across a variety of mediums. That is particularly true if you are a commercial mortgage broker. ...
By Richard Sarkis, CEO and co-founder, Reonomy

Residential | December 2018 
The Home Equity Loan Market Is Rising
Like rust, change never sleeps, and there’s big change happening in the lending industry. As home values and first-mortgage rates continue to rise, borrowers are starting to shift away from high-rate,...
By Jerry Schiano, co-founder and acting chief executive officer, Spring EQ

Residential | July 2018 
VA Loans Create Opportunity and Responsibility
Housing may be one of the strongest sectors of the economy right now, but some 10 years ago the mortgage meltdown and resulting financial crisis tested the very fabric of that market. In the aftermath...
By Kraig Spence, manager, Churchill Mortgage's Columbia, Maryland, branch

Residential | June 2018 
Don’t Let Declining Loan Volume Get You Down
Historically low mortgage rates from 2010 to 2017 fueled a tidal wave of home refinances. With rates now finally normalizing, a shrinking refinance market is causing lenders to shift their focus...
By Jeff Schaefer, executive vice president-national sales, Verus Mortgage Capital

Commercial | April 2018 
Elevate Your Options
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been assisting small-business owners through its 504 loan program since 1980. Now, with the 504 program’s refinancing option made permanent, the opport...
By Barbara Morrison, founder and president, TMC Financing

Residential | September 2017 
Streamline Your Refi Business
Although refinance business has declined in general over the past year, it still represents a significant portion of the mortgage origination market, particularly during the purcha...
By Rey Maninang, senior vice president and national sales director, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Commercial | June 2017 
Choose Your Financing Options Wisely
Issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in 2016 declined year over year for the first time since bottoming out in 2009, in the wake of the recession. This can be primarily attributed ...
By Ted Kapnek, Entrepreneur

Commercial | January 2017 
Hitting the Wall of Maturities
Many market watchers are anxiously keeping an eye on the wave of maturing loan debt that secures billions of dollars in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). Some market observers believe that...
By Ann Hambly, founder and CEO, 1st Service Solutions

Residential | November 2016 
Digging into Early HMDA Data
  Key Points Early 2015 HMDA data reveals interesting information: Purchase and refinance volumes...
By Mark Fogarty, senior contributor, GoRion

Residential | September 2016 
Make Your Marketing Stand Out, or Stand Aside
The biggest barrier to your success right now isn’t the economy. It’s your marketing. The housing industry is an ever-changing environment, and your customers are the targets of more marketing campaig...
By Carl Markman, director of national sales, REMN Wholesale

Residential | September 2016 
Luring Undecided Borrowers
More than 8.6 million borrowers in the U.S. with 30-year mortgages could qualify for and benefit from refinancing as of this past June, according to a recent market analysis. Like the proverbial carro...
By Ben Graboske, executive vice president, Data & Analytics Division, Black Knight Financial Services

Residential | July 2016 
Avoid the Refi Reaper
Ever since interest rates hit historic lows, the strong refinance market has been at the heart of many mortgage originators’ business. Interest rates have finally begun to rise, however, and refinance...
By Rey Maninang, senior vice president and national sales director, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Residential | June 2016 
Underwater Homeowners Are Still Looking for a Lifeline
At a glance Hardest Hit Fund overview The Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) is a $9.6 billion financing poo...
By Pam Marron, loan originator, Innovative Mortgage Services Inc.


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