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Residential | June 2013 
Rebounding and Rebuilding After Disaster Strikes
This past October, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard and affected more than a dozen states from Florida to Maine. New Jersey and New York were hit the hardest, causing flooding in the streets, ...
By Bill Ashmore, president and chief operating officer, Impac Mortgage

Commercial | December 2010 
Live in HUD’s Fast Lane
Prudent time management is widely viewed as the key to cost-saving efficiencies in industries of every kind. The commercial mortgage industry is no exception. Brokers with clients in the senior-housin...
By Jeffrey A. Davis, chairman, Cambridge Realty Capital Cos

Commercial | November 2010 
FHA Changes with the Times
As other sources of commercial  financing have dwindled, Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loans have seen an exponential increase year over year. FHA programs were largely ignored in recen...
By Philip Melton, senior vice president, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC

Commercial | June 2010 
2 FHA Programs to Know
To be a successful commercial mortgage broker in today's market, you must learn about the various government-loan programs available to your clients, how to use them and what types of properties they ...
By Michael Zukerman, managing director, Whitestone Realty Capital LLC

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 
FHA Loans Offer Opportunity and Challenges
With their government-backed insurance guarantee, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are one of the only options left for many borrowers because of heightened credit requirements for conventio...
By Christopher L. Gardner, founder and president, FHA Pros LLC

Residential | October 2010 
The Downside of Retail Temptations
It is increasingly common for mortgage brokers with years of experience to move their business to a retail mortgage bank. When this occurs, brokers often list four reasons for their decision: Y...
By Andrew Weiss-Malik, chief operating officer, 360 Mortgage Group LLC

Residential | October 2010 
How to Promote Smooth Appraisal Transfers
In a perfect world, upon finding their clients a better deal, mortgage brokers could transfer an appraisal from one lender to another quickly and easily. Unfortunately, when it comes to appraisal tran...
By Brian C. Coester, CEO, Coester Valuation Management Services

Residential | August 2010 
Uniform Standards May Ease FHA Shift
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) decision to eliminate Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approval of mortgage brokers -- aka, loan correspondents -- draws a clear line...
By Greg Schroeder, president, Comergence Compliance Monitoring

Residential | August 2010 
Prepare for E-Signatures
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began accepting electronic signatures on third-party documents this past April. The change applies  to documents "originated and signed ...
By Adam Calvery, president, mortgage-solutions division, a la mode inc

Residential | July 2010 
Mortgage Insurance: Consider the Options
Homebuyers putting down less than 20 percent have two basic mortgage-insurance options: loans the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures or those insured privately. Premiums for both are tax-...
By Christopher J. Antonello, senior vice president of marketing, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Residential | May 2010 
Could Now Be the Best Time for Reverses?
Older borrowers suffered some of the harshest effects of the mortgage meltdown and ensuing economic downturn and recession. Many lost huge chunks of their retirement savings and pulled their investmen...
By Josh Stephens, president, Reverse Mortgage Direct LLC

Residential | April 2010 
FHA Tweaks Rule for Flipped Properties
This past February, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) enacted a temporary waiver of some of its policies regarding property resales. The change ( represents part of the U.S. ...
By Richard Smith, loan originator, Churchill Mortgage

Residential | March 2010 
The Art of Rehab
Homebuyers could be wondering about how to borrow funds for property purchase and rehabilitation simultaneously. Especially with more real estate owned properties (REOs) coming on the market, and with...
By Cassy Humberger, branch manager, Inlanta Mortgage

Residential | February 2010 
Working with the New FHA
It’s hard to overstate how important home loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) have become to the mortgage-brokerage industry. In the past two years, FHA lending has shifted from ...
By Richard Smith, loan originator, Churchill Mortgage


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