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Residential | July 2018 
Blockchain Has Blockbuster Potential
Blockchain, the technology behind online cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is attracting a lot of attention lately. Sierra Leone made history in March, for example, by being the first country to use b...
By James V. Luisi, chief information and chief technology officer, KeyStoneB2B

Residential | July 2018 
Be Prepared for the GSE Road Ahead
The federal tax overhaul passed late last year lowered the value of some tax-deferred assets on the books of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That, along with other ...
By Susan Graham, president and chief operating officer, Financial Industry Computer Systems Inc.

Commercial | July 2018 
Build a New Business Model
For decades, business owners who wanted to purchase a commercial property picked up the phone and placed a call to their local bank. You might remember when phones had round dials instead of buttons a...
By Christopher Hurn, founder and CEO, Fountainhead Commercial Capital

Commercial | July 2018 
Alternative Financing Is Rising
An increasing number of commercial mortgage brokers and borrowers are looking to nonbank lenders to fund their transactions. A survey conducted by Money360 earlier this year at the 2018 Mortgage...
By Gary Bechtel, president, Money360

Residential | July 2018 
Virtual Reality Can Boost Originator-Recruiting Efforts
When attempting to attract top talent, mortgage companies and other businesses put on display their culture, key people, community involvement and the benefits of their workplaces. What can set your m...
By Jeff Jensen, past president, Washington Mortgage Bankers Association

Residential | June 2018 
Online Lending Comes of Age
  Key Points The alternative-lending landscape ...
By Robert Greenberg, chief marketing officer, Patch of Land

Residential | June 2018 
The Coming Reality of the Paperless Office
Pundits have been hailing the arrival of the paperless office since computers entered the workplace. Still, completely digital mortgage enterprises remain a rarity. Even absent a fully digital m...
By Alok Bansal, managing director, Visionet Systems Inc.

Commercial | June 2018 
The Quest for a Common Digital Language
Much of the appeal of investing in commercial real estate is that it is a tangible asset. For many lenders, buyers and commercial mortgage brokers assessing multifamily properties, however, what is ev...
By Elliot Vermes, founder, redIQ

Commercial | June 2018 
Emerge With An Alternative
In the latter innings of this current economic cycle, as capitalization rates for acquisition deals are pushed down and, consequently, higher-leverage loans are in greater demand, prospective borrower...
By Bill Lanting, vice president of commercial debt originations, RealtyShares

Residential | May 2018 
Managing the Modern Workforce
In an age when most everyday tasks can be handled electronically, and more jobs are being taken over by intelligent automation, who needs people to be in an office? The majority of mortgage originator...
By Niki Nevarez, regional vice president of operations, Mountain West Financial

Residential | May 2018 
Predictive Analytics in Underwriting
Underwriting has traditionally necessitated a fine balance between “art” and “science,” requiring insights from historical trends as well as assessments of individual circumstances. As underwriting de...
By Brian Kucab, director of underwriting, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Residential | May 2018 
Prepare for the Worst
  Key Points How to prepare for natural disasters Plan for various disruptions. Cons...
By Christopher Cash, vice president and senior project manager, Envoy Mortgage

Commercial | May 2018 
Flip the Retail Script
The shift in consumer behavior toward embracing e-commerce — which now accounts for about 9 percent of all retail sales, according to the U.S. Census Bureau — has been a dominant trend in this economi...
By Christopher Muoio, senior quantitative strategist, Ten-X Commercial

Commercial | May 2018 
Tech is Transforming Small-Balance Lending
The commercial real estate finance industry has traditionally been a sluggish innovator — a sector that has been slow to pioneer cutting-edge improvements or advancements. That is no longer the case, ...
By Pat Jackson, CEO, Sabal Capital Partners LLC

Commercial | May 2018 
Future-Proof Your Business
Low interest rates, sound growth in lease rates and escalating property values have stimulated interest in the commercial real estate market. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported $565 billion in ...
By Garry Barnes, director, PW Partners Consultancy

 
 

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