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Residential | October 2010 
Don't Need No Education? Think Again
For many mortgage brokers, staying up-to-date with education requirements has become a necessary daily task. But keeping track of new requirements also can slow business growth. As you look to me...
By Linda Williams, CEO and trainer, Mortgage Trainers of North America

Residential | September 2010 
How to Prep for Call Reports
Beginning some time next year, mortgage brokers likely must start filing Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) call reports. A proposal for such reports released this past March responds to a ma...
By Don DeRespinis, president and founder, Charter Oak Lending Group LLC

Residential | July 2010 
Ethics in the New Era
The Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (S.A.F.E. Act) and the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) require mortgage brokers to hold themselves to higher standar...
By David Reinholtz, founder and CEO,

Residential | May 2010 
Benefiting from Strong Relationships
Although the national economy shows signs of a turnaround, the mortgage landscape likely will remain altered for years to come. To adapt to these changes, write better-performing loans and grow their ...
By Vince Parlove, president, Michigan Mutual Inc.

Residential | May 2010 
Understand Compliance -- Then Promote It
Simple-but-effective use of technology can help mortgage brokers turn recent regulation changes into new business. Before you make any platform- or software-related move and use it to market yourself ...
By B.J. Bounds, senior marketing communications specialist, Calyx Software

Residential | April 2010 
Keep Up with Licensing Automation
Navigating the mortgage industry's regulatory landscape, with its fluctuating volume and rapidly changing loan programs, presents an ongoing challenge for mortgage originators and regulators. Technolo...
By Jason Roth, co-founder and senior vice president, ComplianceEase

Residential | October 2011 
Time to Move Forward
If you haven’t already, it’s time to stop dwelling on what the mortgage meltdown created — one of the biggest regulatory reforms in U.S. history — and start figuring out how you intend to move forward...
By Ginger Bell, Business development and training, Go2Training

Residential | September 2011 
Quality Is in the License
Let's make something clear: Mortgage lending is one of the most-honorable professions around. Unfortunately, a laissez faire approach to lending regulations led many bad actors into the profession and...
By Larry Bettag, regional vice president, Cherry Creek Mortgage Co

Residential | July 2011 
Don’t Let Tax Liens Derail Your Business
Since the passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, mortgage brokers and loan originators licensed under the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System have been subject to cred...
By Alvin S. Brown, tax attorney, Alvin Brown & Associates

Residential | March 2011 
Shaking the Spell of Damaged Credit
Before the mortgage meltdown, many brokers and loan originators — not to mention other real estate professionals — earned incomes well into the six figures. The money was plentiful, credit was great, ...
By Rich Leffler, director of training/senior instructor, AxSellerated Development

Residential | March 2011 
Answering the Call of Duty
Starting next quarter, mortgage brokers must begin filing Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) call reports. The reports, dubbed Residential Mortgage Loan Activity (RMLA) reports, were mandated...
By Don DeRespinis, president and founder, Charter Oak Lending Group LLC

Residential | March 2011 
Yep, technology can save you money and make life easier. But what do you do when the technology you embraced is at the center of one of the largest debates facing the mortgage market and the larger ec...
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | January 2011 
16 Tips for Passing the NMLS Exam
(Note: Several changes have been made to the rules regarding NMLS testing since this article was published in 2011, and some of this information is now out of date. Consult the National Mortgage Licen...
By Rich Leffler, director of training/senior instructor, AxSellerated Development

Residential | June 2012 
Position Your Business To Win
Mortgage brokers always have had the option to transition their business to mortgage banking, but today, more brokers are making the transition than ever before. There are a number of reasons why so m...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant

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


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