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Articles about Dodd-Frank


Commercial | December 2013 
Finding Opportunities in Private Mortgage Funds
Commercial mortgage brokers often work with a variety of clients with different needs and requirements, many of whom are savvy investors in the real estate arena. Although most frequently called upon ...
By Josh Manier, managing partner, Island View Private Loan Fund LP

Residential | October 2013 
What Defines a Loan Originator?
In implementing the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been asked to bring a wide range of changes to th...
By Robert I. Brayer, associate attorney, American Mortgage Law Group P.C.

Residential | September 2013 
Reforms May Hit Self-Employed Borrowers Hard
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act already has changed the mortgage banking industry significantly, and some of its provisions still have yet to go into effect. Future refor...
By Michael Zuren, branch manager, Schmidt Mortgage

Residential | July 2013 
Is Legislation Paving the Way to a Paperless Office?
With the continued effects of the Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the refinance market coming to a peak and the purchase market gaining steam once more, the mortgage ind...
By Rachael Sokolowski, president, Magnolia Technologies

Commercial | November 2010 
Reform’s Reach
Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act this past July, there has been much confusion and speculation about its possible impact on commercial real estate. Th...
By Lauren Rushak, partner, Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP

Residential | December 2010 
As Legal Winds Shift, so Should Your Business
The regulatory and legislative landscape of 2010 was as challenging as it ever has been. The past two years brought an onslaught of regulatory, legal, agency and investor changes. As we enter 2011,...
By Scott Stern, co-founder and CEO, Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative

Residential | November 2010 
Don't Fear Reform
Regulatory change tends to inspire fear. For many in the mortgage industry, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act epitomizes this statement. That could be a reflection of the s...
By Peter Hébert, author, Mortgaged and Armed

Residential | November 2010 
On the Origin of Income
The landscape for mortgage-broker compensation is changing. Are you ready? Here's a look at what's coming and how brokers -- and their lenders -- can evolve their payment models and prepare for the fu...
By Amy Avitable, director of compliance services, Sheshunoff Consulting and Solutions

Residential | December 2011 
Prepare for More Dodd-Frank Regulations
If there’s one thing mortgage professionals can count on, it’s regulatory change. Although the financial-services industry has accommodated incremental regulatory change, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Re...
By Michael Zwall, director of mortgage services, SOURCECORP Inc

Residential | March 2011 
The FinePrint
As most mortgage brokers likely recall, when the mortgage crisis first broke in 2007, it was confined to the subprime market. Many industry experts indicated that the overall housing market would surv...
By Richard Smith, loan originator, Churchill Mortgage

Residential | February 2011 
Facing Down Changes Could Prove Pivotal
As the saying goes, change is the only constant, and mortgage brokers, lenders and loan originators certainly understand that dictum. Right now, we are witnessing a cascade of responses to several unp...
By Vince Parlove, president, Michigan Mutual Inc.

Residential | January 2011 
Don't Just Peek at Loan Purpose
Now more than ever, mortgage brokers and loan originators must know if the loans they originate are for business or consumer purposes. Discovering and documenting this information can help you determi...
By Lorene Randich, vice president, loan production, Redwood Mortgage

Residential | August 2012 
Seas of Change
Underwriting processes vary from lender to lender, but it’s often said that four C’s are at the heart of every sound underwriting decision: credit, capacity, cash and collateral. Even in the wake of t...
By Laurie Spira, chief compliance officer, DocMagic Inc.

Residential | May 2013 
Are the Rule-Makers Getting Realistic?
Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued several new regulations that began to implement the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Ac...
By Stanley M. Gordon, managing member, Gordon & Associates

Residential | April 2013 
Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
For many mortgage bankers and brokers with quality staff members, tight operations and fiscal discipline, 2012 proved to be a strong year — and quite a rebound from 2011. Those who succeeded were rewa...
By Vince Parlove, president, Michigan Mutual Inc.


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