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Matthew Wood: Today’s LOS Must Be Designed with Future Technologies in Mind

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The mortgage market is, unfortunately, set for another slowdown, but that means mortgage lenders have more time to focus on...

Top Questions Lenders Have About the New Desktop Appraisal Rules

BLOG VIEW: In January, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they would include a desktop appraisal option to its sellers....

Gene Shibata: Don’t Let Operational KPIs Fall Behind

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Now that pandemic-related foreclosure protections are coming to an end - and with the U.S. economy sputtering due to massive...

Otmane Laassel: How Mortgage Lenders Can Serve the Underserved

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As the mortgage industry and its regulators strive to bring homeownership to more borrowers throughout the country, many lenders are...

Joel Rickman: Mortgage Lenders Facing Rapid Changes in 2022

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders have had to keep pace with some rapid changes during the past two years, particularly with the impact...

Steven Plaisance: Home Affordability Must Be Addressed

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Steven Plaisance is the president of mortgage banking for Gateway First Bank. He is also currently serving as the chairman...

Karen Kulwin: State Regulators are Increasing Their Scrutiny of Mortgage Licensing Requirements

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Licensing is an extremely important aspect of mortgage compliance, yet it is often taken for granted. Most of the entities...

Jim Voth: Digital Transformation Will Continue Despite Slowdown

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Will a slowdown in the mortgage market result in lenders cutting back on technology investments? Not necessarily, says Jim Voth, managing...

Roxana Davidoff: CRM is All About Good Communication

PERSON OF THE WEEK: When it comes to home transactions, fast and efficient communication between the various parties involved is critical. The challenge to achieving...

Brian Miller: Shift to Remote Work Has ‘Tipped the Scales Toward Employees’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The shift to a purchase market, lenders’ re-expansion into niche products such as non-QM, and the reality of remote work...

John Hutchison: Creating Meaningful Partnerships Through Due Diligence

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As we continue to move into a purchase money mortgage market, lenders are finding that selling their production into the...

Wendy Hannah-Olson: Alternative Sources of Credit Data are the Next Step for Mortgage

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Technology continues to transform the mortgage market, reducing operating costs, creating more efficient processes and improving the borrower experience. The...

Pete Pannes: Servicers Must be Prepared as CFPB Ramps Up Enforcement

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage servicers handling loans in COVID-19 forbearance plans are under close scrutiny by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other...

Allen Jingst: Home Equity Loans an Opportunity for Community Lenders

PERSON OF THE WEEK: With home prices reaching record highs in the first quarter of 2022, U.S. homeowners have realized significant home equity gains....

Kyle LeDuc: Finding Success With Millennial Home Buyers

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Research and market trends show that millennials are now hot to buy homes - but mortgage lenders still have a...

Shalecia Callaway: The Critical Importance of Diversity in Mortgage

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority in 2022 as mortgage lenders work to increase access to homeownership...

Michael Jansta: Crypto Investors Need to Diversify into Real Estate

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Could crypto investors help power the real estate market? Put differently, could the real estate market play a role in crypto...

Anna Tilton Daniel: Managing Compliance in a Virtual World

PERSON OF THE WEEK: When the COVID-19 crisis first hit the mortgage industry, compliance departments needed to act fast to ensure lenders could still...

Kieran Mital: How Lenders Can Improve Their Marketing Strategies

PERSON OF THE WEEK: How can mortgage lenders improve their marketing strategies to better market to borrowers? To find out, MortgageOrb recently interviewed Kieran...

Nick Nikolenko: What ‘Good Customer Service’ Really Means

PERSON OF THE WEEK: What is “good customer service?” In many ways, the answer to this question depends on the industry and the specific...