7 basic tax principles that make reform difficult
To have a society we must share expenses, which means raising revenue
by Lou Barnes | Apr 28
How Fannie Mae is quashing school debt
Company takes 3 steps to help debt-laden grads
by Lew Sichelman | Apr 25
Why you shouldn't fear an explosion in rates
Separating media hype from economic realities
by Lou Barnes | Apr 24
4 ways to stand out from the mortgage broker crowd
The more you understand and listen to your borrower, the easier it will be to close the loan
by Yanni Raz | Apr 21
Lending process takes huge toll on Mother Nature
Paper chase kills 264,000 trees, consumes 251 million gallons of water annually
by Lew Sichelman | Apr 18
CFPB proposes 'geocoding tool' in mortgage rule update
The bureau's web-based tool would help reduce the geocoding 'pain point' that lenders experience
by Amber Taufen | Apr 18
What you should tell clients about Freddie's mortgage survey
It's a useful tool, especially to show clients where rates have been recently and historically, but every agent must understand the lag
by Lou Barnes | Apr 17
VA home loans: A great benefit in need of a major renovation
What happened when a listing (a condo that the seller originally purchased with a VA loan) went under contract
by E.J. Footer | Apr 11
What a wild week meant for bonds (and mortgage rates)
Last night the 10-year broke down to 2.29 percent, pulling mortgages also (some trading is 24/7)
by Lou Barnes | Apr 7
Location Inc. unveils hyperlocal price forecasts for banks
New dataset features predictions at the 'micro-neighborhood' level -- 10 times smaller than a ZIP code
by Teke Wiggin | Apr 5
Why redlining and discrimination are still a problem
It's illegal, and several organizations are fighting it
by Bernice Ross | Apr 3
Pre-qualifier to dish legitimate credit scores in minutes
The program, which also verifies a consumer's identity, will be rolled out at NAR's annual convention in November
by Lew Sichelman | Mar 28
Off the sidelines and into a home: Helping the underserved
Agents are challenged with helping clients find affordable homes, and it all starts with financing
by Ray Brousseau | Mar 28
Will trended credit data result in more mortgage approvals?
How more granular information will change lending behavior
by Steve Cook | Mar 24
Would-be borrowers could be another $150B in business
Professionals at the annual Regional Conference of Mortgage Bankers Associations in Atlantic City discussed what they're doing
by Lew Sichelman | Mar 23