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Articles about Renovation Loans


Residential | July 2019 
Stock Up With a Full Set of Loan Options
In this challenging home-purchase market, mortgage originators need all available tools in their toolkit to be able to meet every client’s unique needs and circumstances. Although the favorable i...
By Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief operations officer, American Financial Resources Inc.

Residential | June 2019 
The Fixer-Upper Generation Can Boost Your Business
Chip and Joanna Gaines, alongside fellow HGTV stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead, can take partial credit for the resurgence in the fix-and-flip housing market. The pop-culture phenomenon of ...
By Will Jackson, wholesale sales manager, Angel Oak Prime Bridge

Commercial | March 2019 
Lay down a Path to Affordable Housing
As the affordable-housing crisis rages on, the demand for affordable-living options continues to rise, providing new opportunities for commercial mortgage brokers and their investor clients seeking to...
By Ben Kadish, president and founder, Maverick Commercial Mortgage Inc.

Residential | February 2019 
Learn the Art of Specialty Lending
From every angle, 2018 was a challenging year for the mortgage  industry. This past October, mortgage-application activity dropped  to its lowest level since December 2014 as interest rates reached an...
By Laura Brandao, president, American Financial Resources

Commercial | January 2019 
Turn a Triple Play
About 43 percent of Americans live in rental properties, the highest percentage since 1965, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. Tighter home-purchase loan requirements, millennials with a des...
By Michael Miller, chief marketing officer, 5 Arch

Residential | February 2018 
Outshine the Competition
In today’s competitive mortgage market, it seems that an overabundance of originators rely on the same old, stale sales propositions. There is nothing inherently wrong with sticking to tried-and-true ...
By Tim Ross, CEO, Ross Mortgage Corp.

Residential | December 2017 
Amplify Opportunity by Finding Your Niche
This past fall, the devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on the lives of many Americans. Real estate analytics company CoreLogic estimates that Hurricane Irma property damages excee...
By Kim Newby, vice president of investor relations, product development, and specialty operations, Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

Residential | December 2017 
A Home in Need of a Hug
More online Read more about renovation loan products at: ...
By Jeff Lee, assistant vice president of renovation lending, Fairway Independent Mortgage; and Dan Ventura, branch manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage

Residential | December 2017 
Renovating and the Art of Origination
This has been an interesting year in the housing market. As of this past June, the number of U.S. Homes for sale was down nearly 45 percent from its peak in 2011, according to a recent Zillow Housing ...
By Laura Brandao, president, American Financial Resources

Commercial | July 2017 
Accelerate Your Energy-Investment Game
Overhauling the United States’ aging commercial-building stock is an ever-present challenge for property owners and managers. Nearly half of all commercial buildings in the U.S. were built before 1980...
By Genevieve Sherman, Head of New Markets and Partnerships, Greenworks Lending

Commercial | July 2017 
Hotels Are in a Class of Their Own
Hotels are among of the oldest forms of real estate. Before office buildings, before multifamily projects, there were inns and hotels, dating back to Roman times. People have and will alwa...
By Jay Litt, president, The Litt Group

Commercial | May 2017 
Play the PACE Card
  Key Points ...
By Contributing Author, Special to Scotsman Guide

Commercial | April 2017 
Financing Sustainability
Over the past several years, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans have increasingly become part of commercial mortgage originators’ ongoing conversations with property owners. For originators, ...
By Alexandra Cooley, co-founder and president, Greenworks Lending; and Rebecca Disbrow, manager of commercial real estate underwriting, Greenworks Lending

Residential | March 2017 
Say Hello to Renovation Lending
The first quarter of 2017 is coming to a close, and this is proving to be dramatically different year in the mortgage industry. A massive amount of time has been devoted to discussing market uncertain...
By Damon Richardson, renovation lending specialist, REMN Wholesale

Residential | December 2016 
Variety Is the Spice of Success
It is no secret that mortgage originators need to offer a solid foundation of basic programs, including conventional loans as well as government-backed products such as U.S. Department of Agriculture,...
By Kim Newby, vice president of investor relations, product development, and specialty operations, Waterstone Mortgage Corp.


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