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Commercial | April 2019 
Get a Grip on Your Loan
Construction-loan financing is truly unique, multifaceted, never cookie cutter and contains many risks lenders do not face when offering more traditional commercial mortgage loans. The tasks involved ...
By Garry Barnes, director, PW Partners Consultancy

Residential | April 2019 
Escape the Processing Quagmire
Key Points What third-party processors can do to help originators ...
By Suzanne Okun, president, Premier Processing LLC

Residential | April 2018 
Reduce Processing Headaches
One of the biggest problems facing mortgage originators, especially those who work independently or for small mortgage companies, is the time they must spend processing loans. Some originators get han...
By Suzanne Okun, president, Premier Processing LLC

Residential | December 2017 
What’s Holding Back E-Mortgages?
The call to digitize the mortgage process is louder than ever, and with the number of e-solutions available, there appear to be no obstacles preventing mortgage companies from executing at least a mos...
By Vicki DiPasquale, vice president of sales, Simplifile

Residential | November 2017 
Is Your Information Managing You?
The number of technology platforms and the amount of data utilized in the mortgage industry has become staggering over the past few years. Consider all of the data systems used by mortgage professiona...
By Jim Dunkerley, founder and president, FirstFunding

Residential | October 2017 
The Search for an End-to-End Technology Solution
Technology in the mortgage business is constantly evolving. Still, the industry remains largely behind the technology curve. It is not for a lack of investment: Mortgage companies spend millions of do...
By Adam Thorpe, president and chief operating officer, Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC; and Kyle Swensen, director of information technology (IT), Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC

Residential | October 2017 
Implementation Requires a Steady Hand
One of the byproducts of an increasingly competitive landscape and the continuing rise in mortgage origination costs is the demand for timely, granular reporting. More often than not, older technologi...
By Ben Saunders, deployment manager, Bestborn Business Solutions

Residential | October 2017 
Overlook Experience at Your Own Peril
Imagine you or a loved one needed open-heart surgery and were considering two surgeons. Both have excellent training and technical skills, but only one has experience performing the ...
By Lionel Urban, president and CEO,

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

Residential | June 2017 
An Old Dog Learns New Tricks
The title and settlement industry has been protecting the property rights of buyers and sellers since the 1800s. It is an industry categorized by local relationships and marketing efforts that often a...
By Jim Paolino, founder and CEO, LodeStar Software Solutions

Residential | December 2016 
Modernizing Property Inspections
Financing or refinancing a residential property boils down to one fundamental question: What is it worth? It’s a simple question that is complicated to address because the answer is based on a variety...
By Jindou Lee, CEO, HappyCo

Residential | December 2016 
Managing Property Appraisers
Whether you’re a mortgage originator, investment banker, lawyer, mortgage servicer or mortgage insurer, you have no doubt felt the pressure of substantial regulation when working with appraisers and a...
By George K. Demopulos, president and chief valuations officer, Lincoln Appraisal and Settlement Services

Commercial | December 2016 
Don’t Disturb Underwriting
Many endeavors in life depend on getting the right feedback at the right time. Navigating your way to a new location, for example, is far easier when you can plug the address into a mobile app and fol...
By Jay Litt, president, The Litt Group

Residential | November 2016 
Closing Agents and Murphy’s Law
Understanding the risks vendors present not only to your business, but to borrowers, has been at the core of the recent focus on vendor management by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) an...
By Regina M. Lowrie, founder, president and CEO, RML Advisors

Residential | October 2016 
3 Benefits of Technological Advances
Technology has permeated nearly every crack and crevice of business operations across most industries worldwide. In fact, it is a challenge to think of even one business that has not been impacted by ...
By Tim Smith, co-founder and president, FirstClose


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