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Articles about Underwriting


Commercial | May 2016 
Beyond the 5 Cs
Commercial mortgage originators are familiar with the five Cs used to evaluate prospective borrowers — credit, collateral, character, capacity and common sense. Borrowers are often much less familiar ...
By Valerie Sweeney, executive vice president, APEX Mortgage Corp.

Commercial | May 2016 
Underwriting Standards Evolve
It is no secret to anyone in the industry that since the economic recovery started, commercial real estate investment has been one of the hottest markets in the U.S. In fact, a national commercial pro...
By Ben Miller, director, Franklin Street Capital Advisors; and Casey Siggins, director, Franklin Street Capital Advisors

Commercial | May 2016 
Uncomplicated Underwriting
Example An effective executive summary to accompany a loan application: John Smith is requesting a refinance of hi...
By Stephen A. Sobin, president and founder, Select Commercial Funding LLC

Residential | May 2016 
Find Common Ground
Many professionals who are close to the mortgage industry would agree that loan originators and underwriters are vastly different occupations and, at times, they even have competing objectives — with ...
By Paul Isola, regional vice president of operations, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Residential | May 2016 
Up to the Task
Despite projections that there will be fewer mortgage originations this year than in 2015, many mortgage companies have an unquestioned desire to have higher volumes in 2016. To do this, these compani...
By Brian Kucab, director of underwriting, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Residential | May 2016 
Marketplace Lending Works Best With a Human Touch
 At a Glance ...
By Valentin Saportas, co-founder and CEO, MortgageHippo

Residential | May 2016 
Old Debts Rarely Fade Away
It is never a good idea to purposely avoid paying your debts. Unfortunately, many consumers who have come across hard times do just that. Ignoring debts or hoping they will magically go away, however,...
By Elizabeth Karwowski, founder, Get Credit Healthy Inc.

Residential | May 2016 
Don’t Leave Your Borrowers Stranded
Few things are more heartbreaking to many mortgage professionals than hearing about consumers who were pre-approved for a purchase mortgage, only to find out at the last minute that they were never re...
By Alan Bercovitz, founder, Guaranteed Mortgage Quote

Residential | April 2016 
Make a Smart-Money Pick
In the world of real estate investment, there are essentially two types of investors: Some prefer to buy and hold properties as rentals, and others are more interested in fix-an...
By Brandon Hammermeister, vice president, Center Street Lending Corp.

Commercial | April 2016 
Technology Amplifies Market Intelligence
Much has been written about how technology is changing the commercial mortgage business, but it’s not always clear how those changes are occurring, or whether technology is living up to its billing as...
By Ely Razin, CEO, CrediFi

Commercial | January 2016 
Proposal to End Popular Tax Exemption Draws Scrutiny
Stop any ordinary person on the street and ask what 1031 like-kind exchanges are, and you’re likely to get a blank stare. It’s just not something the average person needs to know. In the world of comm...
By Chris Polychron, executive broker, 1st Choice Realty

Commercial | January 2016 
Win Over Your Underwriter
As lenders’ last line of defense, underwriters are paid to ask tough questions and make tough credit decisions. The chances that the decisions will be in your favor are better if you put together loan...
By Stephen A. Sobin, president and founder, Select Commercial Funding LLC

Residential | October 2015 
Burned by Discretion?
Mortgage originators, their customers and Realtors all look for certainty when closing a loan transaction. Unfortunately, underwriters don’t look at files in black and white. They believe — and many w...
By Alan Bercovitz, founder, Guaranteed Mortgage Quote

Commercial | May 2015 
Help Your Hard Money Loans Blast off
Underwriting hard money loans is similar to that of traditional lending. Regardless of what type of loan it is, underwriting is still underwriting. As with any loan file, underwriters will revie...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Commercial | May 2015 
4 Pillars of Underwriting
In the past three years, lenders began to slightly ease their underwriting standards, which has created opportunities for institutional commercial real estate investors as well as the broader spectrum...
By Lloyd Kagin, managing director, Chase Capital Advisors


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