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Commercial | July 2019 
Mobile Lending is the Next Wave
Financial-services companies have developed numerous digital solutions to make life easier for retail consumers. Self-employed people in the gig economy can make use of various apps for cell phones — ...
By Matt Johnner, president and co-founder, BankLabs

Residential | July 2019 
Brace for the Millennial Tsunami
Millennials delayed — but did not give up — on the dream of owning a home. With many carrying a significant amount of student-loan debt, roughly half of millennials say they can’t afford a home right ...
By Ben Mizes, co-founder and CEO, Clever Real Estate

Residential | June 2019 
E-mail Security Should Be a Top Priority
Origination has become one of the mortgage industry’s largest expenses. The average cost to process a loan rose to $8,611 in fourth-quarter 2018 — where historically, from 2008 to 2018, loan productio...
By Idan Udi Edry, CEO, Trustifi

Residential | June 2019 
The Astute Use of AI Can Lower Origination Costs
Origination has become one of the mortgage industry’s largest expenses. The average cost to process a loan rose to $8,611 in fourth-quarter 2018 — where historically, from 2008 to 2018, loan productio...
By Ari Gross, founder, SoftWorks AI.

Residential | May 2019 
Dispel the Optical Illusion of Underwriting
Technology has changed virtually every aspect of the mortgage industry — for clients and professionals alike. Today, borrowers often turn to online resources to browse homes in their market, calculate...
By Francis A. Betancourt-Molina, senior vice president, Florida Capital Bank Mortgage

Residential | May 2019 
A Mortgage Broker Revival Could Be on the Horizon
For a decade, mortgage brokers have seemingly faded out of the industry, written off as nearly extinct. The once thriving community, previously responsible for originating the vast majority of mortgag...
By Mike Eshelman, head of consumer finance, Jornaya

Residential | May 2019 
Should You Integrate Blockchain Into Your Business?
There’s a change coming to the mortgage industry in the form of blockchain technology. Although its implementation thus far generally has been slow, the vast amount of positives that blockchain offer ...
By Sabine Ghali, managing director, Buttonwood Property Management

Commercial | May 2019 
Don’t Put Your Fate in the Cards
In an era of automation and desktop underwriting, commercial mortgage brokers and their clients may be tempted to accept the value of a property as they would a deck of tarot cards. It is important to...
By Tommy Snyder, president, 1619 Capital Partners

Commercial | May 2019 
View Cybersecurity From All Angles
It is not news that commercial mortgage brokers and lenders need to pay close attention to cybersecurity issues. Financial institutions store an immense amount of sensitive personal information ...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic; and Mark Favaloro, president, New York Association of Mortgage Brokers

Commercial | April 2019 
Take a Crash Course in Cap Rates
The capitalization rate, or cap rate, of a commercial property is a fundamental metric for evaluating the value of commercial real estate, but how many mortgage brokers and investors fully under...
By Stephen A. Sobin, president and founder, Select Commercial Funding LLC

Commercial | April 2019 
What’s Your Brand?
Company branding is really important. Customers shop for brands, prefer some brands over others and can remain loyal to a brand for a lifetime. The brand represents a customer’s past experience with...
By Darin Young, president and CEO, Popular Commercial Lending Group

Commercial | April 2019 
Put Cold Calls in a Deep Freeze
There’s no denying the digital revolution sweeping through the commercial real estate industry. As technology advances, mortgage brokers are using new technologies to find the right customers and ...
By Richard Sarkis, CEO and co-founder, Reonomy

Residential | April 2019 
Take the First Steps Down the Paperless-Mortgage Path
It is 2019 and the world is changing by the day. According to Rubicon Global, a technology-based green-solutions provider, U.S. businesses alone use approximately 21 million tons of paper each year. T...
By Kelcey T. Brown, chief strategy officer and executive vice president, WebMax LLC.

Residential | April 2019 
Pinpoint the Best Prospects
Let’s face reality: It’s hard to predict homebuying trends right now. Higher interest rates are keeping many prospective homebuyers, both first-time and existing, from entering the market. In fa...
By Tyler Sawyer, vice president and general manager of the rental, real estate, and property data and analytics business, Equifax

Residential | April 2019 
The Best Match Delivers Results
If you’ve ever worked any kind of sales job — as a loan originator or otherwise — you know the frustration that happens after spending hours with a customer, only for them to walk out without buying a...
By Ethan Ewing, co-founder, ProPair


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