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Residential | November 2005 
Broker to Banker
Making the transition from mortgage broker to mortgage banker has its advantages. You can originate more loans because you will be selling loans on the secondary market. You have more control over y...
By Greg Davis, senior vice president of national sales, Impac Funding Corp.

Residential | July 2005 
Changing times call for changing minds about wealth creation
The old-school thought about mortgages was to lock into the lowest 30-year fixed-rate mortgage — maybe even a 15-year fixed, if clients’ debt ratios could handle it. Clients would pay an extra $100 ...
By D. Jed Wunderli, branch manager, Meridias Capital

Residential | June 2005 
Two heads beat one when making banker transition
It’s no secret that many brokers’ heads have turned toward the prospect of becoming a mortgage banker. The allure of mortgage banking offers great temptation, especially for brokers who want to ext...
By William Alvaro, CEO, Global Home Loans and Finance

Residential | December 2007 
Where to Look for Warehouse Survivors
Throughout 2007, mortgage bankers felt the effects of a changing warehouse market. Many large warehouse lenders suddenly restricted products, reduced advanced rates or even terminated their faciliti...
By David E. Frase, executive vice president, Southwest Securities FSB

Residential | April 2007 
Bye-Bye, Blindsides
Sooner or later, all companies will face some sort of threat to their business — aka, a blindside. For instance, if your business involves transporting products and services, the threat ...
By Lee Froschheiser, president and CEO, Management Action Programs

Residential | December 2009 
New Law Targets Broker Deceit
The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), which President Barack Obama signed into law this past May, aims to enhance, strengthen and rebuild the government's ability to investigate and prosecu...
By Kathleen A. Nelson, shareholder , Lane Powell PC

Commercial | December 2009 
Credit Unions as a Funding Source
Most commercial mortgage brokers have business-owner clients who ask for help with their funding needs. Many brokers will collect the necessary documents, put a package together and submit it to all l...
By Michael Akbar, president , Syntony Business Advisors

Commercial | November 2009 
Manage Borrowers' Great Expectations
In the current commercial real estate environment, property-owners and buyers face difficult conditions. In most parts of the country and across most asset classes, property values are falling, rents ...
By Daniel S. Brozost, partner, Raines Law Group LLP

Commercial | September 2009 
Helping Hands: Union Bank
Name Catherine Arnold, vice president and senior wealth adviser, Union Bank Project Board member for the Lenny Wilkens Foundation Site Seattle How This past Febr...
By Ivanna C. Sukkar, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Commercial | August 2009 
Investment Bankers Pick up the Slack
Commercial real estate financing has come to a virtual standstill. As a result, numerous development projects have been frozen in various states of completion. In many cases, although projects ma...
By Milton Franklin, founder and president, Commercial Mortgage Exchange Inc.

Commercial | July 2009 
Why Asset Management Matters
In today's economy, asset-management is a critical function in the commercial real estate industry. It tackles the oversight of performing and nonperforming properties with the goal of enhancing value...
By Mark Zurlini, principal , Palisades Financial

Commercial | May 2009 
Special-Purpose Entities May Mitigate Risk
In today's market, an increasing number of mortgage borrowers are defaulting on their obligations, which is causing some lenders' portfolios to deteriorate into unprofitable and underperforming asse...
By Gary A. Horton, esq., partner, Hatch Jacobs LLC

Residential | May 2009 
Q&A: Rob Alba, American Bankers Association VP
As the mortgage industry continues to face a series of legislative and regulatory changes, the American Bankers Association (ABA) works with other trade associations to ensure that the mortgage sect...
By Ivanna C. Sukkar, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Commercial | March 2009 
Catch New Business with Corporate Lending
In the past, many mortgage brokers looked past different types of deals simply because they were focused on real estate. Savvy brokers, however, look beyond their comfort zones and explore new terra...
By Andrew Bogdanoff, chairman, Remington Financial Group Inc

Residential | March 2009 
Bringing Stability Back
A record number of U.S. homeowners are now either behind on their mortgage payments or facing foreclosure. Credit is extremely tight, sales are down, and consumers worry about their jobs and their f...
By Mark Goldhaber, senior vice president, affordable housing and government business development, Genworth Financial Inc.’s U.S. mortgage-insurance business


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