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The Future of the Fed, Trump Style

BLOG VIEW: As he has with most of his appointments since taking office, President Trump has gone out of the norm with his choice...

Turning Loan Prospects Into Borrowers

BLOG VIEW: According to the National Survey of Mortgage Brokers (NSMB), about 50% of borrowers seriously considered more than one lender before choosing where...

Modernizing Consumer Foreclosure Relief Programs

BLOG VIEW: During the height of the Great Recession, with residential mortgage default frequency and severity at historical highs, an avalanche of consumer relief...

Where Will Interest Rates Take Us in 2018?

BLOG VIEW: Interest rates could be the biggest hurdle facing real estate in 2018. There’s no other force that can so quickly or universally...

Improving Mortgage Sales and Operations Through Data

BLOG VIEW: Although there has been a great deal of progress made in modernizing the mortgage industry, the fundamental idea of a mortgage and...

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...

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...

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...

Why Repealing Dodd-Frank Will Fail

The last time the Financial CHOICE Act was up before Congress, the bill went nowhere.

HMDA Changes Are Coming: Are You Prepared?

BLOG VIEW: Nationstar Mortgage was recently fined $1.75 million for violating the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by allegedly consistently failing to report accurate...

Mortgage Loan Solicitors In Vermont Must Get Bonded By Year’s End

BLOG VIEW: A bill recently passed in the state of Vermont introduces changes to the licensing requirements for loan solicitors. According to the new...

Refining Property Preservation Is Doable With Technology

Pre-foreclosure management of properties can be greatly improved with technology.

Conferences: How Prepared Are You To Make The Most Of Them?

BLOG VIEW: Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, most of us have annual pilgrimages that mark the seasons. We call them conferences.The mortgage industry...

MORNING COMMUTE: CFPB Seeks Feedback On Mortgage Servicing Rules

MORNING COMMUTE: Morning Commute makes its triumphant return after a four-week hiatus.And the music this morning was Allan Holdsworth's "Road Games," a fabulous jazz...

Can The Mortgage Interest Deduction Really End?

Is the mortgage interest deduction safe from extinction? Like much in Washington, D.C., one must read between the lines.

Can We Avoid A GSE Bailout?

Proposals to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with new firms will falter unless Congress okays a federal line of credit.

Blockchain: The Next Mortgage Industry Shake-Up?

Why blockchain technology will be the next big thing for the mortgage industry.

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