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New Year Resolution: Instant Property Reports

BLOG VIEW: As 2017 ends and we look to the fresh start of a new year, it is important to think about all of...

Oregon Mortgage Servicers Must be Licensed and Bonded

BLOG VIEW: Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, mortgage servicers in Oregon will need to be licensed and bonded in order to conduct business in the...

John Ardy: Secondary Market Trading Getting Faster, More Granular with Technology

PERSON OF THE WEEK: In case you haven’t noticed, technology is completely changing how the secondary market operates - particularly with regard to speed...

Alex Kolodner: Compliance Needs Will Continue to Drive the Mortgage Industry

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Alex Kolodner is client operations manager for IndiSoft, a provider of compliance software to the mortgage industry.MortgageOrb recently interviewed Kolodner...

Fintech is Here to Stay

BLOG VIEW: Gone are the days when shopping malls dominated retail. Streaming services are replacing DVDs, which, in turn, replaced VHS tapes. Technology has...

Tom Gillen: Expect to See Increasing Use of Alternative Credit Data

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Tom Gillen is senior vice president of secondary marketing for Churchill Mortgage, which offers residential mortgages across 44 states.MortgageOrb recently...

Elements to Consider When Selecting a Real Estate Marketplace

BLOG VIEW: The continued growth in consumer-facing technology has paved the way for a better model of buying and selling real estate.By leveraging online...

The Value of True Digital Lending

BLOG VIEW: When it comes to modern digital lending, point-of-sale technology is a trendy topic. Every lender wants a shiny, intuitive POS for their...

Next Wave: Speech Recognition Grows in Popularity

BLOG VIEW: It’s pretty safe to say that everyone has either heard of and/or used Siri, Alexa or Google Home technology to order laundry...

Jim Vaca: For Mortgage Servicers, Vendor Management Isn’t a Part-Time Job

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jim Vaca is vice president of vendor management operations at Altisource, a provider of software and services to the mortgage...

Corey Smith: The Step Beyond the AVM

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Corey Smith is chief operating officer of Austin, Texas-based FirstClose, provider of technology solutions to refinance and home equity lenders,...

Ramaj Balley: Hope, Optimism and Excitement Are Contagious

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Ramaj Balley is vice president of national retail lending at MiMutual Mortgage, a mortgage lender with retail and wholesale operations...

Yogesh Chaudhari: Mobile, IoT Complicate Compliance  

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Yogesh Chaudhari is senior vice president of IndiSoft LLC, an organization that develops, licenses and supports a range of software-as-a-service...

Shannon Buckner-Santos: Tips for Preserving Resources at Loan Origination

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Shannon Buckner-Santos is vice president of national accounts at Informative Research, a mortgage technology and data solutions provider. Specializing in...

Gena Roach: Push Borrowers to the Web

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Gena Roach, the web applications system support manager at Financial Industry Computer Systems (FICS), says web-based tools offer borrowers efficiency...

Jeff Sandman: Appraiser Attrition Problem Will Take ‘Concerted Effort’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The debate rages on: Is there really an "appraiser shortage" as some claim? And will technology and automation one day...

Harry Gardner: Misconceptions Still Surround E-Signatures

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Harry Gardner is executive vice president of e-strategies for Docutech, a provider of e-signature and e-document technology to the mortgage...

Maria A. Hatfield: Harnessing Big Data for Underwriting

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As federal regulators and the nation’s largest secondary market investors continue to seek out ways to make home financing available...

Richard Yonis: Tax and Flood Missteps Can Be Costly

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Richard Yonis is senior vice president and national sales director for LERETA, which provides property tax data and flood hazard...

Brian Fitzpatrick: Contamination Is the Problem

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Brian K. Fitzpatrick is president and CEO of LoanLogics Inc., which focuses on loan quality management and performance analytics technologies...

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