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November 2010 Articles


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Our monthly departments include our award-winning Spotlight, which highlights a different state each month; columns from the Mortgage Bankers Association, RealtyTrac, Zillow and more; and in-depth looks at the news shaping the industry in our BackSpace feature.

Each month also brings you contributed articles from industry experts with information on how to stay compliant, build your business and excel in the mortgage industry.




From the Editor
By Ivanna C. Sukkar, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Valuation Insight
Dodd-Frank’s effect on appraisals
By Griff Straw, president, Solidifi U.S.

Q&A: Pete Marks, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Pete Marks, vice president, National Mortgage Testing & Education Programs
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Spotlight: Colorado
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Helping Hands
Professionals making a difference
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media




On the Origin of Income
Broker compensation will soon take on a new look
By Amy Avitable, director of compliance services, Sheshunoff Consulting and Solutions

Brokers Through the Looking Glass
A recent study examines where the mortgage-broker and -banking industry stands today
By David Olson, president and managing director, Access Mortgage Research & Consulting Inc

Rehab Distressed-Property Deals
Find funding with rehabilitation and private-construction lenders
By Mark Mozilo, managing member and lead underwriter, CalCap Financial

Tracking Trends in HMDA and CRA Annual Reports
Examine annual lending data to gain insights into lenders' behavior
By John A. Woloshen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, RATA Associates

Don't Fear Reform
You know how the Dodd-Frank Act affects your business … right?
By Peter Hébert, author, Mortgaged and Armed

Avoid Buyback Demands and Prosper
The advantages of today's market come with hazards and management responsibility
By Cindi Dixon, CEO, Mela Capital Group

Preventing Discrimination Lawsuits
Elude legal troubles by keeping clear records and a clear policy
By Farrell Bloch, economist and statistician, Charles River Associates

When Past Clients Come Knocking
Build business by helping borrowers understand three credit-score realities
By Drew Kessler, managing director, KMG Mortgage Consulting

The Power of Segmentation
Categorizing leads and lists can bring tremendous marketing returns
By Molly Dowdy, executive vice president of marketing, a la mode

FHA Loans Offer Opportunity and Challenges
It's important to know FHA's rules and regulations -- and how condos fit in
By Christopher L. Gardner, founder and president, FHA Pros LLC

A Look at One State's Right-to-Cure Changes
A Look at One State's Right-to-Cure Changes
By James L. Rogal, attorney, Ablitt Scofield P.C.

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