In the world of mortgage origination, you have to stay abreast of a lot more than current interest rates, the pros and cons of a 15-year mortgage to a 30-year and how the housing market is acting..
According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly 75 percent of buyers finance a mortgage to help them with their home purchase. However, new tax deduction changes may affect that number..
When it comes to spending the marketing budget, the last thing mortgage lenders want to do is to waste that budget on ineffective campaigns. Modern lenders want confidence in the likelihood their..
When a consumer needs a mortgage loan, they visit your credit union or use your app. They talk to a mortgage loan officer on Thursday. By Friday, they have a pre-approval letter for a loan. By..
When its money that's being exchanged, everyone involved in the transaction has a stake in the outcome. The more money, the higher the stakes. This concept is what makes the appraisal of a piece..
When you are working on a loan application, you want to have easy access to as much of the required paperwork and reports as possible. As you may already know, not having even one vital piece of..
College students and young professionals often question the value of graduate school, including pursuing an MBA. However, many MBA graduates occupy C-level executive positions in Fortune-500..
The Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act) established requirements for the licensing and/or registration of all Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs). In order to..
A home reappraisal meeting for Cuyahoga County homeowners got a little too dramatic for a Westlake, Ohio homeowner this August. He claimed to have almost had a heart attack when he learned the..
In the appraisal process, accuracy is an essential element. Without it, you’re at risk of making costly errors in sales comparables and relying on unreliable information that can result in lost..
Property records represent an especially critical area of data analysis for government agencies. Property records often need to be accessed quickly to prevent lost time and wasteful spending for..
Popular TV shows like “Property Brothers” and “Fixer Upper” romanticize the remodeling process. Even the biggest home rehab jobs come out looking fabulous by the end of each show. However, in real..
Millennial or boomer, kids or no kids, big baskets of laundry vs just a small pile - these are just some of the considerations when it comes to one vs. two-story homes. This is one of the most..