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Residential | May 2011 
A Forward Look at Reverse Mortgages
Without a doubt, the reverse- mortgage market faces some serious and significant challenges. As property values continue to shrink, many senior borrowers find themselves with less equity in their home...
By H. Marc Helm, president, Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc

Residential | May 2011 
Move Forward with Green Financing
Americans of all stripes want to live more sustainably. Moreover, many don't have a choice. Increasingly, building codes across the country mandate energy efficiency and reduced waste. Natural resourc...
By Susan Frost, president and broker, Alliance Mortgage and Marketing

Residential | April 2011 
Rebuilding Dreams with Reverse Mortgages
Now and in the next 20 years, millions of baby boomers will retire. For many of them, the economic downturn could not have come at a worse time. The financial and real estate crisis of 2008 — and the ...
By Janine M. Atamian, president, Premier Title & Escrow Co. Inc

Residential | January 2011 
Refinancing for Renovations
With the traditional move-up market impacted negatively by foreclosures and short sales, many homeowners who would normally be moving to a new house may decide to stay put and improve the house they a...
By Michael Zukerman, managing director, Whitestone Realty Capital LLC

Commercial | September 2012 
Striking the Right Balance
In the past few years, the focus of the commercial real estate industry has been on the capital markets’ recovery, particularly for trophy assets and large loans. All eyes have been on new deals that ...
By Keith Van Arsdale, president and CEO, BMC Capital

Commercial | March 2012 
Don’t Miss Out on Government Financing
Commercial mortgage brokers who are working under the current tight lending circumstances must be fully aware of available venues that are realistic for their borrower clients. The federal government’...
By Michael Zukerman, managing director, Whitestone Realty Capital LLC

Commercial | March 2012 
An Old Player Rises to a New Challenge
Commercial mortgage brokers and  apartment owners know that financing options are limited. Where capital is available, traditional lenders have tightened financing terms significantly since the f...
By Kathryn Thompson, regional vice president, Rockhall Funding Corp.

Commercial | March 2012 
HUD Takes Aim at Loan Delays
Commercial mortgage brokers  who have worked with clients in the multifamily and health-care sectors to utilize Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan-insurance programs have routinely traded ...
By Jonathan Camps, senior vice president and managing director of production, Love Funding

Residential | September 2012 
Turn Condo Lemons into Closings
Many mortgage originators who have worked with closing loans for condos and co-ops are keenly aware of one drawback to this market: As industry guidelines have become increasingly strict, it’s often m...
By Julie Teitel, senior vice president, GuardHill Financial Corp.

Residential | September 2012 
Engage and Expand
In certain regions, many mortgage professionals can attest to the fact that today’s historically low rates and depressed home valuations have created a buyer’s paradise for refinancing and homebuying....
By Vince Parlove, president, Michigan Mutual Inc.

Residential | June 2012 
Find Assistance Where It’s Needed
According to a national homebuyer survey conducted by Move Inc. this past November, about 27 percent of all Americans still plan on buying a home in the future, yet only 2 percent of them plan to purc...
By Steve Cook, managing editor, Real Estate Economy Watch and UPI Real Estate

Residential | March 2012 
Weighing Mortgage Insurance Options
As the housing market works to rebound from its recent troubles, the prevalence of mortgages made with low downpayments has emerged as an essential element to its recovery. Today, homebuyers generally...
By Rohit Gupta, chief commercial officer, Genworth Financial Inc.’s U.S. mortgage insurance business

Residential | March 2012 
Seek FHA’s Approval
Because Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financing accounts for a large percentage of the first-time homebuyer market — and condominiums are popular with first-time homebuyers — it’s essential for...
By Gerry Glavery, senior vice president, UHS America

Residential | March 2012 
Managing the Rising Tide of REO Bulk Sales
Last year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) began to consider selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s inventories of real estate owned properties (REOs) through bulk sale, a potential course of ...
By Steve Cook, managing editor, Real Estate Economy Watch and UPI Real Estate

Residential | March 2012 
Repair and Revitalize
Imagine this scenario: a home has been on the market for more than six months without an offer. The sellers are anxious, and their agent isn’t sure what to do. “Remodel the kitchen and replace the cou...
By Ginger Bell, Business development and training, Go2Training


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