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Commercial | August 2007 
Poring Over Properties
When considering whether to finance income-producing properties, lenders are especially concerned with the property’s stability. They use three primary analytical techniques to determine the propert...
By Lorenzo Hills, managing director, East Coast Commercial Finance

Commercial | April 2007 
Avoid Appraisal Surprises
Your loan is sailing through processing and underwriting. Your clients are happy. The file has not run into any major roadblocks. Things seem to be going perfectly. Then things come to a...
By Kim Daugherty, senior account executive, KC Capital

Residential | January 2007 
Prevent Loan Hiccups
Even the most experienced loan originators can have hiccups — or problems — with a loan file. Files can seem complete, but many unforeseen things can happen, and often do. There are benef...
By Steven L. Goldstein, co-owner, Universal Mortgage Processing Inc.

Residential | September 2008 
Reaping Seller Financing’s Rewards
Rather than wishing for a return to the good old days or updating their résumés, wise mortgage brokers take advantage of the opportunities that only exist when times are this tough. A com...
By Todd Huettner, president, Huettner Capital

Commercial | July 2008 
Appraising Appraisals
Multiple times a day, mortgage brokers ask underwriters their loan-to-value (LTV) requirements on a certain property type. The answer is all too predictable: “Well, we have an appraisal at $ ____.” ...
By Brian J. Shloss, regional manager and principal, Western Capital Partners LLC

Residential | July 2008 
Q&A: Jim Amorin, Appraisal Institute
This is perhaps the most-transformative time for real estate appraisers in two decades, according to Appraisal Institute President-Elect Jim Amorin, who says that some of the changes — actual or pla...
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | July 2008 
Ethics All Around
Brokers and real estate appraisers often disagree. Differences aside, brokers and appraisers who hold themselves to strict codes of ethics help the mortgage industry function properly. B...
By Joe Williams, president and CEO, ValuFinders Inc.

Commercial | March 2008 
7 Tips for Commercial Appraisals
Brokers need as much information as possible to ensure their efforts will result in a closed loan that reflects minimum risk. Understanding the professionals with whom you are working is an importan...
By Barry Bates, president and CEO, InsideValuation Inc.

Residential | November 2009 
From the Editor
The focus of this month's Scotsman Guide is legislation. And even for the least-cynical among us, it seems recent verdicts passed down from high that impact the mortgage industry fall into three ca...
By Tony Stasiek, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | November 2009 
Q&A: Jim Amorin, Appraisal Institute
When we last spoke with the Appraisal Institute's Jim Amorin, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) was 10 months from implementation. In his words, "the outcome will be lower-quality appraisal...
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | November 2009 
Appraising the Valuation Process
There is no doubt that the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) changed the way mortgage brokers have done business in the past few months. It is essential that as a broker, you understand what exa...
By Brian C. Coester, CEO, Coester Valuation Management Services

Residential | August 2009 
Why Fighting the HVCC Matters
Editor's note: At press time, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services had yet to discuss House resolution No. 3044, which had called for an 18-month moratorium on the Home Valuation Code of C...
By J. Daniel Neumann, president, J. Daniel Neumann Appraisals Inc.

Residential | July 2009 
Where Due-Diligence Underwriters Go Wrong
Due-diligence underwriters' roles have changed in the past three years. They were once employed primarily by large investment banks and firms looking to purchase residential mortgages on the seconda...
By David L. Hippensteel, group member, Gerson Lehrman Group Councils

Residential | July 2009 
Underwriting Vs. 1004MC
Editor's note: This article has been updated since original publication to clarify original wording. Following the implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) this past May, m...
By Patrick Egger, owner/principal, Area Real Estate Advisory Services

Commercial | May 2009 
Let's Get Physical
Seasoned mortgage brokers know that gathering as much information as possible about a transaction before it closes makes sound business sense. One major consideration is the subject property's physi...
By George Wilson, vice president, IVI International Inc.

 
 

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