Kelly White is the vice president of strategic growth at Sente Mortgage. White is a certified business professional and has built a national identity as an entrepreneur, master trainer, business coach, mentor, advisor, role model and leader. She has more than 20 years of executive level experience and accomplishments in the real estate and mortgage industries. She is known by others as a transformational leader who strives to help organizations change and innovate while helping individuals transform through their own personal development.
Every generation faces defining economic events that alter their collective perspective. For Millennials, their coming of age moment occurred during the largest housing market downturn in American history. The housing market coupled with the ubiquitous availability of real estate and market information online has created a new era of homebuyers in Millennials. These tips will help you navigate how to help them as a lender.
About a week before the November 2016 election, the U.S. Treasury market started to move lower. The cause of this increase in yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was not fear of an interest rate hike by the Federal Open Market Committee or the specter of higher inflation. No, the outlier event that shook the financial world out of years of torpor was a commercial real estate developer named Donald John Trump.
Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey found that 37% of senior homeowners felt concern for their finances during retirement, yet only 6% of seniors are interested in utilizing home equity as a financial solution. With $6.2 trillion in home equity to bolster retirement income, why aren’t more senior homeowners taking advantage of products like reverse mortgages?
The time has come for internal workflows to be reimagined or all we’ll end up with is a shiny new chassis with a traditional, manual, cobbled-together process under the hood. I’m talking about the elements that make or break a mortgage transaction, such as valuations, investor requirements and reviews, compliance, surprises at the closing table, paper-based payment systems, onboarding, and the list goes on and on.