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Articles about Ethics


Residential | July 2018 
VA Loans Create Opportunity and Responsibility
Housing may be one of the strongest sectors of the economy right now, but some 10 years ago the mortgage meltdown and resulting financial crisis tested the very fabric of that market. In the aftermath...
By Kraig Spence, manager, Churchill Mortgage's Columbia, Maryland, branch

Commercial | January 2015 
Mortgage Fraud Is No Laughing Matter
With the economy improving and capital beginning to flow back into the commercial loan marketplace, unfortunately, incidences of  mortgage fraud are also rising — and at an alarming rate. Because ther...
By Noah Grayson, managing director and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Residential | June 2009 
How to Right Your Professional Path
There are plenty of bad guys in the public eye today -- from CEOs who take million-dollar bonuses as their companies fail, to employees led away in handcuffs. Mortgage professionals who choose the w...
By Jean Badciong, vice president of operations, Inlanta Mortgage

Commercial | December 2014 
3 Steps to Revitalize Your Loan Submissions
Why do so many loans seem dead in the water before brokers even e-mail their submissions to lenders? Commercial loans are not cut and dried; each case is unique, with complexities that  should be unde...
By Noah Grayson, managing director and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Commercial | March 2009 
Better Camaraderie Will Benefit Clients
The current recession has broad implications for commercial real estate. Far from another customary economic downturn or a buying opportunity for companies with available capital, this economic cris...
By James Huang, founder and partner, BRC Advisors

Residential | March 2009 
CSI: Mortgage Industry
Loan audits have been around in some form since the beginning of federally regulated loans. It was not until recently, however, that they evolved into what we now call forensic loan audits. ...
By Stephen Hoshida, manager of the legal portal, National Loan Auditors

Residential | February 2009 
Rebuilding the Industry on E.T.H.I.C.S.
Many characters within  the mortgage, real estate and investment communities recently combined to create the worst mortgage market in history. Generally, their lack of personal and business ethics ...
By Dale Vermillion, president, Mortgage Champions

Commercial | August 2014 
Team Up To Reach The End Goal
As a commercial mortgage originator, you are a financial intermediary, and acting as a liaison between your borrower and your lender is your primary responsibility. You provide information to your c...
By Noah Grayson, managing director and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Residential | July 2014 
Focus on Ethics and Best Practices
With the advent of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), just about every mortgage originator hears endless talking points on the subject of being fair and honest with their clients, both a...
By Brian Weide, branch manager, SunStar Mortgage Services

Commercial | January 2014 
Lifting the Burden of Raising Capital
For many commercial mortgage brokers who aren’t familiar with private lending, what it takes to raise capital effectively to fund loans can be a mystery. Although brokers typically don’t get involved ...
By Matt Burk, founder and CEO, Fairway America

Residential | January 2014 
Turn a Deaf Ear to Bad Business
Mortgage brokers and originators perform one of the most important consumer-service functions in our economy, a service that's critical to the social well being of the country. According to The Washin...
By Garry Barnes, director, PW Partners Consultancy

Residential | December 2013 
Navigate the Market’s Shifting Waters
The mortgage industry has faced its share of stormy waters in the past five years. The global financial crisis and the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble affected every corner of the economy a...
By Leif A. Boyd, executive vice president of national production, American Pacific Mortgage

Residential | August 2013 
How the Small Survive
Contrary to some industry opinions, boutique mortgage lenders still can survive in today’s economy, but they must stress three key factors: capital, ethics and service. The opportunity for these organ...
By Manuel V. Sicre, chief financial officer, EMP Medical Services and Central Medical Equipment Rental

Residential | August 2013 
Is Your Head in the Game?
Baseball season is in full swing, and regardless of whether or not you’re a fan, there are a number of analogies that can be drawn between your mortgage business and baseball. This isn’t meant to impl...
By Fred Arnold, mortgage professional, American Family Funding

Commercial | July 2010 
5 Ways to Improve Your Corporate Ethics
Today's business world is full of ethical challenges and failures. As a commercial mortgage broker, you can ensure your reputation stays on solid ground and prepare yourself to deal with new challenge...
By Todd Sears, chief financial officer, Herman & Kittle Properties Inc


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