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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

Commercial | December 2017 
Financing Fundamentals
If you can’t secure capital, you can’t succeed as a commercial mortgage broker — end of story. Pitching a deal to a lender is your “rubber meets the road” moment. If the lender says “yes,” you’re in b...
By Lawrence S. Brown, CEO, Evergreen Private Finance

Commercial | November 2017 
Brokers Can Provide Value by Understanding Regulations
Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in 1977 to encourage banks to meet the needs of the communities in which they operate. Specifically, the CRA targets low- and moderate-income neigh...
By Joseph Silvia, attorney

Commercial | November 2017 
Small-Balance Deals Need the Right Champions
For commercial mortgage brokers who typically close residential or large-balance commercial mortgages, small-balance mortgages for non-bankable borrowers might initially seem too difficult. Because no...
By Patrick Seymour, vice president, APEX Mortgage Corp.

Commercial | November 2017 
Capitalize on the Alternatives
There continues to be strong demand for capital within the commercial real estate sector. This past second quarter, the volume of industrial loans was up 91 percent year over year, while loan volume f...
By Gary Bechtel, president, Money360

Commercial | November 2017 
Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage
Earlier this year, the state of New York adopted the “first-in-the-nation” set of cybersecurity compliance requirements that specifically impacted any businesses or organizations that report to ...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic

Residential | October 2017 
Alleviate Disclosure Pain
It’s amazing how much mortgage disclosures have changed in just two years. Back then, responsibility for preparing initial and closing disclosures was clearly delineated and relatively pain free. Orig...
By Tiffany Bjarnson, product manager, Simplifile

Commercial | September 2017 
Capitalize on Opportunity With C-PACE Loans
At a Glance Things to consider with C-PACE financing As a mortgage broker accustomed to dealing with commercial mortga...
By Brian McCarter, CEO, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

Residential | September 2017 
Digital Danger Zone
The introduction of the printing press in the 15th century made it possible to distribute ideas on a scale never before imagined. Several hundred years later, radio and television allowed messages to ...
By Whitney Blessington, vice president of marketing, Churchill Mortgage

Residential | July 2017 
Overcoming Bifurcated-Disclosure Confusion
 At a Glance ...
By Paul Clifford, president, Simplifile


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