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June 2014 Articles


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From the Editor
By Raymond Fleischmann, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Featured Top Originator: David Jaffe
David Jaffe, On Q Financial Inc., No. 29 Top Dollar Volume (2013)
By Victor Whitman, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Q&A: Alex Villacorta, Clear Capital
Alex Villacorta, vice president, research & analytics, Clear Capital
By Victor Whitman, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Is there a hole in the housing recovery?
By Daren Blomquist, vice president of market economics,

Spotlight: Colorado
By Raymond Fleischmann, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

By Rania Efthemes, director of content strategy , Scotsman Guide Media




Top Mortgage Lenders 2013
Who are the nation's highest-producing mortgage lenders?
By Rania Efthemes, director of content strategy , Scotsman Guide Media

Clearing the Way for Electronic Signatures
With more mortgage documents turning electronic, it’s time to put the house in order
By Jeff Knott, assistant vice president, Equifax Verification Services

Government-Backed Loans: The Big Three
Don’t miss out on what Uncle Sam has to offer
By Nicole Hamilton, founder and CEO, Tactile Finance

Focus on Faxing
Ask yourself these six questions to help your company streamline its fax usage
By Tim Dubes, senior enterprise marketing manager, eFax Corporate, j2 Global Inc.

FHA Loans: Good for Buyers, Good for Business
Federal Housing Administration loans remain lucrative even as the economy improves
By Marianne Mainardi, chief operating officer, Ditech Mortgage Corp. (ditech)

Take Calculated Steps Toward Banking
Don't underestimate the magnitude of transitioning from broker to mini-correspondent lender
By Ken Jones, senior vice president, mortgage banking and warehousing lending, First Guaranty Mortgage Corp.

Does Your Underwriting Face a Systemic Risk?
Giving too much weight to FICO scores may pose major risks for lenders
By Jeffrey Feinstein, senior director of analytic strategy, LexisNexis

Numbers Make for a Horror Story
Give your marketing a personal touch to connect with customers
By Chad Jampedro, president and co-owner, GSF Mortgage Corp.

Social Media Risks and Rewards
A governance plan helps mitigate risk and builds brand equity
By Janet E. Church, co-founder, Brandle Inc.; and Chip Roberson, founder and CEO, Brandle Inc.

Winning and Retaining Realtor Relationships
Adapt successfully to market shifts with effective messaging
By Leif A. Boyd, executive vice president, American Pacific Mortgage Corp.

Think Outside the Box
Embracing alternative marketing strategies may spell success for new originators
By James Mazzola, senior loan officer, Sun National Bank

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