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November 2013 Articles


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Inside Scotsman Guide’s residential edition, you’ll find all the tools that make our monthly, national magazine the leading resource for residential mortgage originators.

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 Jennifer Garrett, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Featured Top Originator: Benjamin Anderson
Benjamin Anderson, Mount Olympus Mortgage Co., No. 21 Top Dollar Volume (2012)
By Raymond Fleischmann, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Why is GSE Reform Needed?
By Svenja Maarit Gudell, senior economist, Zillow

Q&A: University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
Mark J. Riedy, executive director, University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
By Raymond Fleischmann, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Spotlight: Oklahoma
By Jennifer Garrett, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

The industry breathes a sigh of relief as regulators re-propose QRM standards
By Raymond Fleischmann, editor, Scotsman Guide Media




Will Working Together Work Against You?
Marketing agreements shifting guidelines could throw your business off balance
By Stanley M. Gordon, managing member, Gordon & Associates

Taking a Closer Look at QM
Despite its intentions, certain QM stipulations warrant further consideration
By Marko Berishaj, executive vice president, Michigan Mutual Inc

Keeping Compliant With FinCen
Prepare your company for anti-money laundering audits
By William Heyman, principal, Offit Kurman; and Rachel Wolf, associate, Offit Kurman

The Intersection of Hard Money and Section 32
Know how regulations surrounding high-cost mortgages affect your deals
By Yanni Raz, CEO, HML Investments

Fighting Mortgage Fraud With Technology
Steer clear of schemes and scams with the right software and internal processes
By Carina Calhoun, director of communications, NAWRB

Help Your Purchase Business Bloom
Develop strategies to flourish in today’s changing market
By Rey Maninang, senior vice president and national sales director, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

You’ve Got Choices in Reverse
Find the best way for you to originate reverse-mortgage loans
By Philip E. Lipp, president, Allwest Mortgage

Sorting Through A Treasure Trove of Data
Learn Leverage the CFPB’s complaint database to improve customers’ experience
By Steven J. Ramirez, chief executive officer, Beyond the Arc Inc.

Investing in a Compliant Future
The cost of compliance may be high, but spending today could mean savings down the road
By Matt Seu, principal, Actualize Consulting

3 Key Actions to Avoid CFPB Infractions
Mock audits can prove highly useful to diligent mortgage companies
By Lisa M. Weaver, senior vice president of mortgage solutions, ISGN

Is Your Online Presence Delivering Results?
Improved home values are driving a housing market recovery
By Casey Cunningham, chief executive officer and founder, XINNIX

Elevate Your Customer Service
Follow these tips to make the mortgage process easier on your clients
By Chip Poli, founder and CEO, Poli Mortgage Group Inc.

Take Yourself Out of the Conversation
Engage social media contacts by providing content that is centered on them
By Shaun Nilsson, co-founder, CityBlast

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