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December 2017 Articles


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From the Editor
Renovation may be remodeling the construction industry
By Will McDermott, managing editor, Ask a Lender

Featured Top Originator: Austin Larr, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
By Steven Wyble, former online content editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Q&A: Delton Alderman, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service
Housing analysis comes in all shapes and sizes
By Will McDermott, managing editor, Ask a Lender

News Roundup
By Victor Whitman, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Risk is slowly returning to the mortgage market
By Daren Blomquist, senior vice president, Attom Data Solutions

Spotlight: Oklahoma
Oklahoma is shrugging off energy-induced recession
By Will McDermott, managing editor, Ask a Lender

Foreign homebuyers are a mixed blessing
By Bill Conroy, editor in chief, Scotsman Guide Media




A Bridge to Opportunity
Helping real estate investors flip homes can be rewarding
By Paul Smoot, director of wholesale originations, LendingOne

Amplify Opportunity by Finding Your Niche
Renovation and construction loans offer you a leg up on the competition
By Kim Newby, vice president of investor relations, product development, and specialty operations, Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

Build a Bigger Business With Builders
With a plan in hand, originators can capitalize on new construction
By Jim Colella, vice president, national builder program manager, Guaranteed Rate

What’s Holding Back E-Mortgages?
Fully digital lending can’t occur until all systems can collaborate
By Vicki DiPasquale, vice president of sales, Simplifile

A Home Loan Trend to Watch
Construction-to-permanent loans are making a comeback
By Robert Verrino, production support executive, Florida Capital Bank

Is That Property Even Legal?
Appraisals must address zoning and permit regulations to reduce risk
By Richard Garrie, chief appraiser, United States Appraisals

Constructing Relationships
The holiday season is a great time to develop new business
By Bubba Mills, CEO and owner, Corcoran Consulting & Coaching Inc.

Renovating and the Art of Origination
Home remodeling is not a fad, it is an opportunity
By Laura Brandao, president, American Financial Resources

Ease the Pain of Money Laundering
Diagnosing financial crimes early can help mitigate lending risks
By Jeff Kelly, vice president of governance, risk, and compliance, OnCourse Learning

Make Success an Intentional Act
A proactive business plan is the first step in taking control of your future
By Bryan Lovell, national sales manager for strategic alliances, VanDyk Mortgage

Safeguarding Borrower Data
Information security is critical in the digital mortgage industry
By Kelcey T. Brown, chief strategy officer and executive vice president, WebMax LLC

The Future Belongs to You
Change is required to stay competitive in a market dominated by millennials
By Rick Arvielo, CEO, New American Funding

Prepare for a Changing of the Guard
Recruiting the next generation requires a forward-looking strategy
By Kyle Nicholas McCray, director of innovations, American Pacific Mortgage

A Home in Need of a Hug
Renovation loans open up possibilities in a tight housing market
By Jeff Lee, assistant vice president of renovation lending, Fairway Independent Mortgage; and Dan Ventura, branch manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage

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