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Residential | September 2016 
Reduce the Onslaught
Every year the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) publishes the Consumer Response Annual Report, which summarizes complaints generated through the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database. The 2015 r...
By Alan Bercovitz, founder, Guaranteed Mortgage Quote

Residential | July 2016 
Renovation Loans Can Build New Business Avenues
Helping your clients find the home of their dreams can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare for a mortgage originator. A tight housing market means there are a limited number of properties on the market....
By Nicholas DiMilia, account executive, American Financial Resources Inc.

Residential | February 2016 
Find Your Groove With Government-Backed Loans
For the past several years, mortgage originators, as well as their clients, have enjoyed historically low interest rates. That environment is changing, however, with the Federal Reserve’s decision thi...
By Rey Maninang, senior vice president and national sales director, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Residential | September 2015 
More than a Small Change in Downpayments
They’re back. Although buyers with less than 20 percent to put down on a home have never truly gone away, there has been a notable uptick in low-downpayment lending this year. Finding the ri...
By John Wiseman, vice president, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. (MGIC)

Residential | April 2015 
Build an Advantage Over Your Competition
In today’s mortgage industry, there are few things more important than developing additional business. For some originators, it’s essential to remaining merely solvent, while for others it is equally ...
By Stuart Blend, regional sales manager, Planet Home Lending

Residential | April 2015 
Become a Trusted Financial Adviser
If your goal is to boost your production by showing your clients that you are a trusted financial  adviser, you can find great opportunities in your  customer database. Federal Housing Administration ...
By Jim Blatt, CEO and co-founder, Mortgage Returns

Commercial | March 2004 
FHA Made Easy
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which works through a select number of approved mortgage lending institutions to prov...
By David Ross, managing director, Tremont Realty Capital

Residential | May 2004 
To Originate FHA Loans or Not to Originate FHA Loans: That is the Question
(None of the information contained in this article should be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion.  All information should be verified by researching the applicable state or federal regulati...
By Scott Dodson, president and CEO, Federal Mortgage Licensing and Compliance

Residential | February 2004 
Who Can Originate FHA Loans?
Mortgage brokers and lenders should by now be familiar with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules regarding so-called “net branches”. These rules, contained in Mortgagee Let...
By Kim Daugherty, senior account executive, KC Capital

Residential | June 2005 
Getting FHA & HUD approval: The who, what and why
When looking for ways to grow their businesses, many small and medium-sized mortgage companies ignore Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ...
By Scott Dodson, president and CEO, Federal Mortgage Licensing and Compliance

Residential | April 2005 
Lower your FHA Rejection Rate: Top 10 Tips
A Notice of Rejection (NOR) is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) not-so-subtle way of returning a loan submitted for Federal Housing Adminstration insurance to one of its ...
By Stephen R. Coakley, principal, Horizon Consulting Inc.

Residential | March 2005 
FHA Scorecard Makes its Mark
The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) recently introduced TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard has incorporated differences between FHA loans and products from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac via an automated ...
By Joseph Corno, consultant, We Be Consulting and Seminars

Residential | December 2007 
Now’s the Time to Know FHA
Once a cornerstone of homeownership, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans fell out of favor in the past few years. Sidelined by no-documentation and high-loan-to-value programs, FHA-insured mo...
By Joni Quaintance, real estate and mortgage professional, Southern California

Residential | December 2007 
What’s Hiding in the HUD Handbook?
Recent years drew much focus to the nonprime market, with little indication we would end up in a situation like this. With property values declining, nonprime virtually gone and high-loan-to-value (...
By Brad Kent, president and CEO, Smartleads Inc.

Residential | October 2007 
Q&A: Meg Burns, Federal Housing Administration
Many mortgage professionals hope a modernized FHA — with expanded loan coverage and less-stringent requirements — might soften the impact of the nonprime fallout. FHA’s leadership agrees. With an FH...
By Melinda Young, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media, Inc

 
 

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