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Bracing for the Mortgage Forbearance Endgame

It’s too soon to know for sure just how big of a challenge servicers will be facing with foreclosures and REO a...

Playing to Strengths, Positioning Your Loan Officers For Success

BLOG VIEW: Loan officers are a cornerstone of the mortgage industry, fulfilling an important, specialized role in the loan process. The most...

Tips for Working with Self-Employed Borrowers

(Editor's note: Information in this article is subject to change as the GSEs continue to update requirements.)BLOG VIEW:...

A Holistic View of the Lending Process

BLOG VIEW: Over the past few years, mortgage visionaries have had many reasons to begin looking at the mortgage origination process in...

Mortgage Losses Due to COVID-19 a Major Investor Concern

BLOG VIEW: In three months investor concern for mortgage losses went from distant thought to major valuation worry.An...

From Forbearance to Post-Forbearance: How to Make the Process More Effective

BLOG VIEW: The world can change in an instant. At the beginning of the year, mortgage foreclosures and delinquencies were at an...

Are Lenders Prepared For Potential Wave of HELOCs?

BLOG VIEW: If your institution provides home equity lines of credit (HELOC)s, now is the time to be proactive, not reactive. Due...

Mitigating Portfolio Risk and Increasing Operational Efficiency During Economic Volatility

BLOG VIEW: Navigating the current market environment is posing challenges for all industries. In the case of mortgage servicers, the focus must...

Building Relationship Currency: A Loan Officer’s Guide to Becoming a Mentor, Counselor and Strategist

BLOG VIEW: Fear and uncertainty - these are the buzzwords defining the mortgage industry and the world at large right now. As...

Repeat Buyers Forecast to Drive Larger Share of Market Once COVID-19 Crisis Abates

BLOG VIEW: The effects of COVID-19 have touched virtually every area of life, and all eyes have been fixed on the economy...

2020 Vision: What Can Mortgage Lenders Expect in the New Year?

BLOG VIEW: This past year was a great one for consumers looking to refinance or buy a home. The Fed cut rates...

Saying Goodbye to the Month-End Close and Hello to Real-Time Data

BLOG VIEW: Picture this: It’s a typical Tuesday and you head to the grocery store to buy a few things on your...

Knowing the Company Why: The Key to Understanding

BLOG VIEW: Have you ever wondered why your company exists? We all work for a company where we know what we provide,...

Mortgage Lenders Must Embrace the New ‘Data Economy’

BLOG VIEW: The most significant legacy of the 2008 recession and economic crisis for mortgage lenders is not the advent of the...

Addressing the Impact of Process Risk in Commercial Mortgage

BLOG VIEW: Commercial mortgage lending represents a more than $2 trillion industry in the U.S. - and as the economy continues to...

The Value of In-House Servicing

BLOG VIEW: When evaluating whether to retain or outsource servicing, some mortgage lenders may assume they lack the resources to effectively manage...

Diving In: What Lenders Need to Know about the Specified Pool Market

BLOG VIEW: Moving from best execution to mandatory represents a significant milestone in the evolution of a mortgage lender’s secondary marketing department,...

Technology’s Growing Role in Vendor Due Diligence

BLOG VIEW: One of the most arduous tasks facing any mortgage lender's vendor management team is due diligence. There is a lot...

How Mortgage Lenders Can Remain Successful During Mergers and Acquisitions

BLOG VIEW: As competition heats up in the mortgage industry, there has been extensive consolidation in the form of mergers and acquisitions...

First Impressions Are Crucial to Starting the Mortgage Process

BLOG VIEW: It’s a common saying that individuals make a decision to trust you, whether consciously or not, within ten minutes of...

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