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Residential | November 2018 
Appraisers Are at a Crossroads
Home sales have steadily increased in the country in the last several years, which means there also has been an increase in the need for appraisals. All signs point to this trend continuing. To...
By James L. Murrett, president, Appraisal Institute

Residential | November 2018 
Learn From the Ghosts of the Past
A decade after the housing crisis, the resulting economic downturn and the onset of significant financial reform, the mortgage industry finds itself, once again, caught in the ebb and flow of shifting...
By Burton Embry, senior vice president of enterprise risk management, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI)

Commercial | November 2018 
The Large and Small of CMBS
Mortgage brokers are increasingly getting involved in helping to find financing for investment, multifamily and small-balance commercial properties as interest rates increase and th...
By Jeffrey Taylor, co-founder and executive vice president of capital-markets, Velocity Commercial Capital

Residential | October 2018 
The Asteroid is Coming for the Paper Mortgage
The paper mortgage isn’t dead quite yet, but it is heading toward life support as advances in digital technology drive change across all industries, including mortgage origination. It took a long time...
By Robert Greenberg, chief marketing officer, Patch of Land

Commercial | July 2018 
Alternative Financing Is Rising
An increasing number of commercial mortgage brokers and borrowers are looking to nonbank lenders to fund their transactions. A survey conducted by Money360 earlier this year at the 2018 Mortgage...
By Gary Bechtel, president, Money360

Commercial | July 2018 
Create Tailor-Made Loans
In the decade since the Great Recession began and left a severe impact on the financial world, commercial real estate financing has undergone many evolutionary procedural changes. At first glance, thi...
By Milton Franklin, founder and president, Commercial Mortgage Exchange Inc.

Commercial | June 2018 
Emerge With An Alternative
In the latter innings of this current economic cycle, as capitalization rates for acquisition deals are pushed down and, consequently, higher-leverage loans are in greater demand, prospective borrower...
By Bill Lanting, vice president of commercial debt originations, RealtyShares

Commercial | June 2018 
Alternative Lenders Can Be Your Secret to Success
The compliance costs associated with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Patriot Act, the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review and other regulatory constraints are high. Those costs, combin...
By Creighton C. Bildstein, principal, PlattPointe Capital

Commercial | April 2018 
Cultivate Cannabis
If you missed big news from the last election cycle, you should know that cannabis is now legal for both medical and recreational use in seven U.S. states, as well as Washington D.C. Those seven state...
By Lawrence S. Brown, CEO, Evergreen Private Finance

Commercial | March 2018 
Rethink Alternative Lending
Commercial mortgage brokers, as the intermediaries between commercial real estate investors and lenders, are expected to always stay on top of what’s new in their industry. The challenge, however, is ...
By Gary Bechtel, president, Money360

Commercial | March 2018 
Cybersecurity Isn’t a Luxury Item
One of the last things mortgage professionals would ever want to do is put their borrowers’ personal information at risk as part of the lending process. The consequences of a malicious digital breach ...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic

Commercial | February 2018 
Don’t Let Environmental Hazards Drag You Down
Today’s real estate market is heavily influenced by environmental concerns. Anyone having a financial interest in real estate needs to know if potential environmental problems may involve them in expe...
By Michael Novak, president, Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. (AESI)

Commercial | January 2018 
Catch the Fix-and-Flip Wave
Definition Home flipping Fix-and-flip is a real estate strategy in which an investor purchases a residential property ...
By Tyler Stone, founder and president, Capstone Financial

Commercial | January 2018 
Viewpoint: Commercial Real Estate Remains on Solid Footing
The commercial real estate market has experienced substantial growth and evolution, and continues to be a vital sector of the U.S. economy. As evidence of that fact, according to research by the Mortg...
By Rodrigo Lopez, executive chairman, AmeriSphere Properties

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

 
 

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