On Tuesday, January 14, our industry veterans, Mark Fleming, PhD., First American Chief Economist and Rick Sharga, CJ Patrick Company CEO, hosted a new webinar, Outlook 2020: What's in Store for..
We’re honored to be honored… First American® DataTree® is proud to wrap-up 2019 with recently awarded HousingWire Vanguard winner, Robert Karraa, President of First American DataTree, at the..
Homeowners’ Association (HOA) liens can be risky undertakings for mortgage lenders. HOA liens are designed to protect homeowners’ associations by ensuring their members keep up with fees owed...
Today’s mortgage lenders are working as sales agents pitching their products to the right kind of borrowers. Often, this leads to an increasingly competitive environment amongst lenders to land..
Mortgage lenders have an important balancing act – they must attract the ‘right’ clientele, who are at the core of the business, while managing risk by making informed lending decisions.
As part of the mortgage lending due diligence process, understanding property values is critical in making informed lending decisions. In this blog post, we outline useful loan balance tools to..
Back in the day, debtors who defaulted on their financial obligations often left creditors holding the bag. It was relatively easy to pull up stakes and leave town to avoid collection attempts...
Prospective rental investors or landlords are understandably focused on determining whether certain buildings or homes represent good investments. While it’s a given that expenses will be incurred..
If you’ve ever looked up an address on Google Maps or a real estate software program, you’ve used a form of geographic information system, or GIS. A geographic information system is an application..
Hurricane season is an annual expectation in places like Florida. Nonetheless, a hurricane that makes landfall can have potentially catastrophic effects. Along with flooding and storm surges, the..
In the world of mortgage lending, there are some homeowners who are extremely honest about any and all information that they share, including their property tax status, any potential problems with..
As someone who works in the mortgage industry, you probably have vivid and unpleasant memories of the Great Recession of 2008. The first signs that something was amiss actually took place two..
Trucking is a large and influential industry in the U.S. The nation's truckers move more than 70 percent of the country's freight. Almost 34 million trucks were registered for business use in..