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Residential | March 2012 
Keeping Up with Downsizing
Reverse mortgages have existed for many years and have seen a multitude of revisions and new product offerings. That said, one type of reverse mortgage remains the most prevalent: the Home Equity Conv...
By Marty Appel, mortgage consultant/reverse-mortgage specialist, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.

Residential | February 2012 
Rehab Loans May Lift Your Business Out of the Muck
A picture of the nation’s foreclosure market can be painted with a few numbers. There were 224,394 foreclosure filings on U.S. properties this past November, according to RealtyTrac. The seasonally ad...
By Morgan Zenner, marketing and communications coordinator, National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Residential | January 2012 
The New Year Brings New Opportunities
It is important to learn from the past — from successes as well as failures. Much has been learned in the mortgage finance industry since the housing crisis began in 2007, but there is still more to l...
By Aphrodite C. Hill, president and co-founder, Testa Capital Group

Commercial | March 2013 
Find Funding in Lean Times
In today’s tough marketplace, commercial mortgage brokers must develop an extensive knowledge of available financing alternatives to be able to find the best fit for their clients’ deals. Funding poss...
By Michael Zukerman, managing director, Whitestone Realty Capital LLC; and Holly Bray, senior director, Love Funding

Commercial | March 2013 
Get Your Deals Healthy
In the past few years, many govern- ment-backed loan programs have picked up momentum. Two programs — Section 232 Mortgage Insurance for Residential Care Facilities and Section 242 Mortgage Insurance ...
By Hymie Barber, national originations manager, Cambridge Realty Capital Cos

Residential | May 2013 
3 Niche Programs Realtors Will Love
With today’s low rates, mortgage brokers and originators everywhere are closing refinances like there’s no tomorrow. After all, these deals often are easy money and simply represent what the market ha...
By Scott Schang, branch manager, Broadview Mortgage

Residential | May 2013 
Understanding Renovation Loans
This past January, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released a report titled “The U.S. Housing Stock: Ready for Remodel,” which foresaw an increased demand in the remodeling indus...
By Andrew Leff, national builder and renovation executive, Bank of America

Residential | March 2013 
More Tools for Your Toolbox
In the past few years, the mortgage industry has seen a resurgence of products from the past. Whether it’s downpayment-assistance programs or asset-depletion programs, the lending arena is opening bac...
By Matt Steinmetz, branch manager, Envoy Mortgage

Residential | March 2013 
Close Up on REO Deals
As the housing crisis hit in 2008, the Housing Economic Recovery Act made the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) the exclusive supervisory regulator of the government-sponsored enterprises. Sinc...
By Crescent Seward, marketing and communications professional

Residential | March 2013 
Is There a Wolf at Your Closing Table?
Across the industry, mortgage bankers have done a good job seeking out and incorporating new risk-management processes and technology to help uncover and deter mortgage fraud. Bankers often even colla...
By Regina Lowrie, president, Vision Mortgage Capital

Residential | March 2013 
Will Your Loans Stand Up to Scrutiny?
Throughout the past few years, the mortgage industry has placed a greater emphasis on loan quality. Not long ago, origination volume was the leading concern on the minds of many mortgage brokers and b...
By Sanjeev Dahiwadkar, president and CEO, IndiSoft LLC

Residential | March 2013 
Seeing Recovery Down the FHA Path
As the American public frets over the financial future of our nation and government officials lay out possible course corrections, it’s time for high-impact industries such as the mortgage business to...
By Ray Brousseau, president, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Residential | February 2013 
Turning Equity Into an Income Stream
As the population ages, reverse mortgages may well be catching on. This is a loan vehicle that every mortgage originator should be educated about as the aging baby boomer generation begins to view it ...
By Chip Poli, founder and CEO, Poli Mortgage Group Inc.

Residential | February 2013 
Add a Little Zest to Your Pot of Products
In the current economic climate, an increasing number of mortgage bankers are looking into government-backed loans as a way to expand the breadth of their products and increase their market share. Con...
By Julie Flatland, vice president of credit, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Residential | February 2013 
Renovation Revolution
Many mortgage brokers and originators have noticed a growing number of cash buyers for residential real estate. These sales often involve distressed properties that require a significant amount of rep...
By Bill Ashmore, president and chief operating officer, Impac Mortgage


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