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Residential | June 2019 
Viewpoint: Temper Ideals with Reality in Housing Reform
This spring, the Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) hosted a roundtable in Washington, D.C., on federal government mortgage programs and their role in ensuring access to credit and affordable h...
By Michael Delehanty, chief financial officer, Community Home Lenders Association

Residential | June 2019 
Clear the Financing Hurdle
In search of a competitive advantage, originators are leaping to alternative mortgages, loans that can benefit borrowers who may not qualify for more conventional financing. Even large financial insti...
By Jovan Vaughn, designated broker, Mortgage Point

Residential | July 2018 
The GSEs Are Spreading Their Wings
The news is replete with stories about rising rates, low home inventories and rising home prices. All of these factors have contributed to an affordability crunch for many Americans looking to...
By Paul Isola, regional vice president of operations, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Residential | July 2018 
Build Better Neighborhoods One Green Loan at a Time
Historically, technology has drastically changed the backdrop in which business is done. During the industrial revolution, for instance, new technologies brought about efficiency in manufacturing and ...
By Houtan Hormozian, vice president, Crestico Inc.

Residential | July 2018 
Fill Your Toolbox With the Right Loans
Achieving the dream of homeownership has never been more attainable and more attractive for all income levels, thanks to historically low interest rates over the past decade. Although rates are rising...
By Laura Brandao, president, American Financial Resources

Residential | July 2018 
You Should Learn More About These Loan Options
Since 1934, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans have proven to be a popular choice for first-time homebuyers and low- to moderate-income borrowers, or those with less-than-stellar credit histor...
By Francis A. Betancourt-Molina, senior vice president, Florida Capital Bank Mortgage

Residential | June 2018 
This Loan Can Open New Doors
Each day, some 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 62, and all of them are trying to figure out the best way to fund retirement for the next 30 years or more. Fortunately, most of these seniors are s...
By Steve Resch, vice president of retirement strategies, Finance of America Reverse

Residential | May 2018 
Underwriting Predictability Is the Elephant in the Room
In the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis, Congress imposed consumer protection rules on mortgage loan originators that made the underwriting process more complicated and riskier. Financial problems...
By Scott Olson, executive director, Community Home Lenders Association

Residential | April 2018 
Anticipate Borrowers’ Questions
Buying a house can be scary, especially as a first-time homebuyer. Individuals looking for mortgages are often apprehensive about the process. When people approach mortgage originators, they wil...
By Yanni Raz, CEO, HML Investments

Commercial | March 2018 
HUD 232 Could Make Your Day
There are about 75 million people in the baby-boomer generation and about 3 million of them will reach retirement age each year for the next two decades. Many may eventually end up in a senior-housing...
By KC Peterson, vice president, Hunt Mortgage Group

Residential | November 2017 
HECM Is Going Mainstream
Historically, many loan originators have viewed reverse mortgages as a fringe loan product. They often silo their reverse mortgage operations, if any, as separate lines of business off to the side of ...
By Wendy Peel, vice president of sales and marketing, ReverseVision

Residential | August 2017 
Prepare for Program Changes
With the refinance market shrinking and the availability of affordable housing dwindling in many markets, many loan programs will be loosening their guidelines. Government and government-sponsored ent...
By Nathan Rufty, mortgage coach and trainer, Mortgage Marketing Pros

Residential | July 2017 
Managing the FHA Landscape
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan products have filled a void in the marketplace for decades by offering financing to qualified borrowers who cannot afford the large downpayments or don’t have...
By John Vella, chief revenue officer, Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Residential | March 2017 
Say Hello to Renovation Lending
The first quarter of 2017 is coming to a close, and this is proving to be dramatically different year in the mortgage industry. A massive amount of time has been devoted to discussing market uncertain...
By Damon Richardson, renovation lending specialist, REMN Wholesale

Residential | February 2017 
Plug into a Greener Home
Many borrowers are seeking energy-efficient homes these days to provide a more comfortable living environment, save money on their utility bills and become more environmentally friendly. Recent resear...
By Tonya Todd, senior vice president of strategic products, Mountain West Financial Inc.

 
 

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