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Residential | May 2005 
Market Keeps Trending to Home-Equity Lending
Many originators are interested in what forces are shaping the next wave of lending volume. Current, key market conditions point to home-equity lending to meet the needs of homeowners. Brokers who l...
By Lorne Lahodny, president and CEO, Secured Funding Corp.

Residential | April 2005 
For Loan Officers, Honesty is Crucial
What is the No. 1 characteristic a person looks for when selecting a loan officer? I have spent years in this industry interacting with salespeople, customers and industry professionals. I’ve observ...
By Brian S. Wallace, senior vice president, HSBC Mortgage

Residential | January 2005 
The Lighter Side of Lending: Preparing the Next Generation of Brokers—a Spoof
Ask any kid on the street if he’d like to be a mortgage broker, and chances are he won’t know what you’re talking about. The world knows too little about what we do for a living. So, I decided to do...
By Gordon Schlicke, mortgage trainer, Seattle

Commercial | February 2006 
Q&A: Regina Lowrie, Mortgage Bankers Association
Regina Lowrie, the first woman to lead the Mortgage Bankers Association in its 92-year history, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convent...
By Melinda Young, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media, Inc

Commercial | January 2006 
Q&A: Michael Petrie, Mortgage Bankers Association
With Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing convention starting on Feb. 5, we asked its 2005 chairman — Michael Petrie, CMB, president of Indiana’s P/R Mo...
By Melinda Young, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media, Inc

Residential | December 2006 
Q&A: Douglas Duncan, Mortgage Bankers Association
As real estate sales continue to contract, New Year’s resolutions might be taking on more meaning. But according to Douglas Duncan, MBA’s senior staff vice president and chief economist, 2006 has b...
By Melinda Young, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media, Inc

Residential | September 2006 
More Products, More Business
Residential loan officers have been fortunate to ride the housing-boom wave for the past several years. With dozens of new residential loan products created to keep up with borrower demand in this t...
By Payman Emamian, president, Premier Realty

Residential | September 2006 
Keeping It Real-Time
In the past 18 months, wholesale mortgage lenders have introduced many different tools and initiatives to help brokers shorten the loan process, increase closing rates and build a more profitable bu...
By Robert O’Branovich, senior vice president, American Brokers Conduit

Residential | September 2006 
What Bubble?
This year began with a tiptoe in the mortgage industry. Before it even started, industry watchdogs and leading lenders, brokers and Realtors anticipated a potential bubble burst not in terms of “if”...
By Layne Sapp, founder and CEO, Credex

Residential | July 2006 
Market Trends Toward Affordability Products
Whether they are looking for a dream home, a vacation property or a retirement condominium, your clients are facing a housing market in which prices are holding steady and interest rates are creepin...
By Joe Amoroso, director of national sales, Real Estate Mortgage Network Inc.

Residential | July 2006 
40-Year Vs. IO: A Place for Both
Recent articles in numerous publications have hinted that mortgages with 40-year amortization schedules may soon replace interest-only (IO) loans because they are more palatable to ratings agencies,...
By Andrew L. Marsanick, executive account manager, Sollen Technologies

Residential | June 2006 
The Lighter Side of Lending: ’Jimble-Jumble’
If you are one of those special people who originate loans while raising children, you deserve a gold star. You have the stamina of a prizefighter, the will of a priest and the patience of Job. ...
By Gordon Schlicke, mortgage trainer, Seattle

Residential | June 2006 
TPOs: The Need-to-Knows
Many mortgage lenders view third-party originators (TPOs) — or wholesale accounts — as a double-edged sword. As TPOs, mortgage brokers should understand how lenders view them and what concerns lende...
By Manuel V. Sicre, chief financial officer, EMP Medical Services and Central Medical Equipment Rental

Residential | June 2006 
A Modern Land Rush
One of the hottest real estate markets today — land for retirement or second/vacation homes — lies in Mexico. I am not referring to timeshares or leased-land sites, but to property your clients migh...
By Michael James Riley, real estate broker, California

Residential | June 2006 
Living the Dream
“My mother was an honest and hard-working woman. We lived in apartments all of my childhood. Mother always managed to make rent, but there was never enough left over after living expenses to accumu...
By Elisa Black, director of marketing and communication, Esther Foundation

 
 

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