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Residential | December 2009 
Government-Lending Changes to Know
During the melee and finger-pointing that took place as part of the subprime (aka, nonprime) meltdown, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) introduced changes to continue helpi...
By Fred Chamberlin, senior mortgage adviser, Alpine Mortgage Planning

Residential | November 2009 
Q&A: Jim Amorin, Appraisal Institute
When we last spoke with the Appraisal Institute's Jim Amorin, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) was 10 months from implementation. In his words, "the outcome will be lower-quality appraisal...
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | October 2009 
How to Fight for Market Recovery
Active real estate investors regularly observe the condition of lender-owned properties, many of which are in various states of disrepair and neglect — kitchens are torn up or completely ripped out,...
By Bruce Norris, investor, analyst, educator, TheNorrisGroup

Residential | October 2009 
Navigating in Reverse
The changing regulatory environment touches almost every aspect of the mortgage industry. Reverse mortgages are no exception. Brokers looking to develop a reverse-mortgage niche must und...
By Jim Milano, member, Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC

Residential | September 2009 
Spotlight: Austin, Texas

By Tony Stasiek, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | July 2009 
Shoot and Score with FHA Lending
Are you getting the approvals on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans that you deserve? Are your loan officers turning away good FHA loans because they don't know how to fight for them? Are th...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant

Residential | June 2009 
8 Tips for a Successful Appraisal Process
In response to the federal  government's lowering of interest rates, the mortgage business began to take off after what seemed like a long hiatus. Much of this business involves refinancing. ...
By J. Daniel Neumann, president, J. Daniel Neumann Appraisals Inc.

Residential | December 2014 
Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) jumped 21 percent so far this year, according to a recent report from RealtyTrac. This increase is a sign that many homeowners have not only regained much of the e...
By Daren Blomquist, vice president of market economics,

Residential | May 2009 
New Code to Alter Appraisal Landscape
In recent years, the mortgage  industry has drawn enormous attention from politicians, media outlets and regulators. One part of the official response has been the establishment of the Home Valuatio...
By J. Daniel Neumann, president, J. Daniel Neumann Appraisals Inc.

Residential | March 2009 
From the Editor
For the past three years, we've dedicated Scotsman Guide's March magazine to articles about technology. And as "rah rah" as many pieces might seem about technological advances in lending, the gaps i...
By Tony Stasiek, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | February 2009 
3 Ways to Ride Out the Purchase Market
While interest rates are  generally lower than they have been in recent years, many elements of the market lag because of depressed property values and tougher lending standards. Although many people ...
By Dave Muti, senior mortgage planner , Millenium Home Mortgage LLC

Residential | February 2009 
4 Keys to FHA Approval
It has been more than a year  since Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans returned to playing a major role in the mortgage industry. Today, many mortgage companies that don’t have FHA approval...
By Steven Sheasby, owner and president, Integrity Mortgage Licensing

Residential | January 2009 
Don’t Fight the Establishment -- Work with It
The increased market share  of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, along with government bailouts of major players in today’s financial and real estate markets, means that the federal governme...
By Joe Williams, president and CEO, ValuFinders Inc.

Residential | January 2009 
Learn the Ins and Outs of FHA
In today’s rapidly changing  lending landscape, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan programs are often called “the new subprime” (aka, nonprime). That is good and bad. While offering FHA loans c...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant

Residential | July 2014 
Ready to Employ “Back to Work” Loans?
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Back to Work — Extenuating Circumstances loan program is aimed at borrowers whose credit has been tarnished by late payments, foreclosure and/or bankruptcies, ...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant


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