Articles by Sarah Wheeler

[Factsheet] The difference between military and non-military homebuyers and sellers

Shareable infographic tells it all
Serving in the military dictates many home buying and selling decisions for active-duty members, and continues to have residual effects — both positive and negative — for veterans. This week's HousingWire factsheet uses data from the National Association of Realtors' latest profile of homebuyers and Sellers to show just how different their housing decisions are.
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This is how HousingWire will celebrate the housing industry's Insiders

New award program recognizes your company's best-kept secret
We love executives, but we want to champion the people who are invaluable to companies in a hundred other ways as well. The HW Insiders will recognize the professionals that are central to a company's success — the people everyone knows internally as a critical resource, but who aren't as visible to the industry at large.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump U paid AGs? NY Fed Bank heist warning?

Also, jobs crises may be like housing crash
Yahoo News broke a story on Sunday revealing that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York — which was the victim of a spectacular $81 million heist in February — actually blocked 35 requests for money transfers, but then approved five of those transfers later. Plus, two attorneys general who dismissed Trump U charges received campaign contributions.
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Make way for the 2016 class of Rising Stars

#goals
This is the third time we've recognized young leaders in our Rising Stars program, and the list just keeps getting better. Following the proud tradition of earlier winners, these leaders have overachieved in lending, servicing, investing and real estate (making the rest of us question what we're doing with our lives in the process).
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From HW Magazine

Hot Seat: David Mentesana of MyAMC

Helping lenders meet the deadline for HUD's EAD portal
Our team works closely with field appraisers to reduce warning flags and mitigate the risk of quality issues identified by the CU model. A high score, for example, may be driven by data that is inconsistent with what an appraiser has previously used in terms of condition, quality ratings, view, location, and other factors.
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From HW Magazine

Where's the money in tiny homes?

Here are two ways to capitalize on the minimalist trend
Until recently, the few dozen tiny communities across the country were run largely by proponents of tiny living who had banded together or as affordable housing for the homeless. But that all started to change in 2014, when creating tiny house communities started gaining momentum among some traditional builders who want to have a stake in the new trend.
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From HW Magazine

Hot Seat: Angela Cheek of Ellie Mae

Compliance Management System brings all parties together
The Ellie Mae Compliance Management System leverages Mavent, an automated compliance system which performs more than 370 federal, state and local consumer protection compliance reviews during the loan lifecycle. It also references AllRegs Online to ensure users are up-to-date and in compliance with the latest regulatory changes.
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Don't miss it: Women of Influence nominations close at midnight

Recognizing the most influential women in housing
The 40 women we recognized last year represent a broad cross-section of our industry. Our list included CEOs and CFOs, but also legal officers, sales directors and those in charge of business development. They work in lending, servicing, real estate and investing, but they all have one thing in common: excellence.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Should mortgage lenders consider payday loans?

Plus, the most polluted housing market in the country
The same regulators that have driven up mortgage loan origination costs are now training their sights on payday lenders. Payday lending rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would prevent consumers from re-borrowing to pay the interest on these loans, but has other consequences that hurt both lenders and consumers.
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