BLOG VIEW: Appraisal management companies (AMCs) in Iowa are now required to comply with a new set of requirements and conditions, as mandated by a recently enacted bill. The bill includes provisions on the conditions under which AMCs in Iowa may [Read More]
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Brent Chandler is the founder and CEO of FormFree Holdings Inc., producer of AccountChek, an investor-accepted automated asset verification solution that collects and analyzes data directly from a borrower’s financial institution to help lenders save time, [Read More]
BLOG VIEW: A highly reliable source indicates there are more people wanting to buy homes than there are willing to sell them. The National Association of Realtors’ Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey from the first quarter of this year [Read More]
If you think the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, or reverse mortgage, is a relatively new product, you had better think again.
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Leonard Ryan is founder and president of QuestSoft, a provider of automated compliance software to the mortgage banking industry. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Ryan to get his perspective on how lenders should go about preparing for the [Read More]
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Wade Hamby is the national director of sales and marketing for The StoneHill Group, a provider of domestic mortgage outsourcing and consulting services, including quality control (QC), loan fulfillment, mortgage due diligence, collateral audits, contract underwriting [Read More]
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Josh Friend is founder and CEO of InSellerate, a specialized customer relationship management system that enables lenders to immediately connect to leads while prospects are actively engaged in the decision-making process, manage their sales team in [Read More]
“A great deal of the origination process is now digital, and we are getting very, very close to complete e-mortgages.”
BLOG VIEW: In Idaho and across the country, the appraisal management industry is still young, but a new law passed by the state will further define and establish the profession. The new surety bond requirement is perhaps the most major [Read More]
“Already, we’re seeing appraisers in some rural areas charging $800 for an appraisal, which is about double what lenders are usually willing to pay.”
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Anita Bush is assistant vice president of mortgage servicer product development for FICS, which offers a variety of tools for automating most aspects of the servicing process. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Bush to learn more about how [Read More]
BLOG VIEW: At first glance, there has never been an easier time to get a loan. Financial institutions and lenders saturate the market with offers of low-cost credit – all promising quick approval.
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jim Mortensen is vice president of identity solutions for Early Warning, a provider of automated verification solutions to the mortgage industry.
“There will always be a need for local knowledge and expertise, not to mention an on-site evaluation of the physical property.”
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Michael Ball is vice president of markets and strategy for Integrated Media Management (IMM), a provider of e-signature and automated transaction technology. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Ball to learn more about how mortgage lenders can differentiate themselves [Read More]
BLOG VIEW: There are lots of great reasons for mortgage lenders to adopt the e-mortgage, but one huge benefit that sometimes gets overlooked is the tremendous savings on paper. According to recent research conducted by e-signature technology firm SIGNiX, a [Read More]
It may be that TRID’s apparently negative impact on the bottom line is less certain than initial numbers suggest.
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Kapil Dhakad is vice president of IndiSoft, a provider of software and integration services to the mortgage industry.
PERSON OF THE WEEK: William Fall is the founder and CEO of Valuation Partners, a national appraisal management company with access to thousands of independent fee appraisers in all 50 states and many U.S. territories. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Fall to [Read More]
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Greg Schroeder is president of Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Comergence Compliance, which is focused on third-party originator and appraiser risk management and offers a SaaS-based vendor management solution.