06
APR
2015
Happy Lending Season - Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal!

It’s spring and a time when a young man’s fancies turns to love, and a Realtor’s and mortgage lender’s fancies turn to the spring buying season. The timing is good. According to study recently released by Nationwide Economics the housing market is the healthiest it’s been since...
03
APR
2015
Dont Shoot The Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Okay, here’s a new one. Have you heard about this? Your Quality Control audits may work against you in a court of law (Hazardous QC). Wells Fargo may get slammed in court partly as a result of the findings from their internal quality control audit findings. Now, ain’t that a hole...
02
APR
2015
Big-Data-is-watching you

Who’s Zoomin Who?

Lately, all the buzz has been about this thing called “Big Data”. What is it and how can it best be used by business to target and attract more customers (Big Data)? Frankly, to me, it all sounds a little scary. Big data is basically all the information being collected about all...
31
MAR
2015

Hop to It!

Last week there was some rumbling about the possibility of the CFPB extending the start date for the required new TRID rules. Don’t get your hopes up (TRID Rule). CFPB is now making it quite clear that they have no intentions of extending the August 1st deadline. The requirements...
30
MAR
2015
Shakespeare TRID

To Close or Not To Close – by TRID

As a result of the upcoming TRID changes, and resultant lender liability, word on the street is that many large banks are considering handling the closings of their mortgage loans in house. Although most banks now handle equity line closings in-house, it’s not the same as doing a...
27
MAR
2015
Prom Pictures 1960s

Mixed Signals

Like my high school prom date, I keep getting mixed signals. Is the economy improving or is it not? Will the Fed raise rates this summer or will they hold them at current levels? According to two Fed Chairmen, it still looks as though rates may go a little higher sometime this...
27
MAR
2015
De- Mystify

De-Mystify the Process

If you want to capture the Millennial homebuyers, you may need to provide some upfront education. Studies have found that many of this generation, although being tech savvy, know little about the home buying and financing process (Millennial Knowledge). Millennials are now moving...
25
MAR
2015
Got your Six

Who’s got Your 6?

Under the new TRID rules, a lender is required to provide an applicant with the new Loan Estimate, along with other application disclosures, when the lender is in receipt of 6 items from the applicant; the name, address, income, estimate of value, SSN & loan amount. The...
23
MAR
2015
Basketball-Team Work LoanLogics

There’s No “I” in Madness

This is my favorite sports time of the year. I love the World Series, Super Bowl, the NBA and Stanley Cup Finals. But, for me March Madness takes the cake. In the professional sports, the athletes are pampered and overpaid, playing as much for themselves as they do for their...
20
MAR
2015

If it Quacks Like a Duck

We all have heard the old saying, “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck; it must be a duck”. Well, this also holds true for mortgage marketing service agreements (MSA). CFPB is taking a long hard look at entities with such agreements and a tough stand...