How to simplify the appraisal process for everyone in today’s hot market

The housing market isn't slowing down anytime soon, and appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Who’s afraid of the PSPA?

Stakeholders are divided over whether, in light of proposed changes to its capital rule, the FHFA should retool its agreement with the U.S. Treasury and remove policies some say never belonged there in the first place.

Back to the Future of Mortgage Lending

This webinar will discuss what’s to come in the future of mortgage lending by analyzing past trends in the industry, evolving consumer behaviors and demographics of the industry’s production capacity.

Logan Mohtashami on jobs data and the bond market

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, Logan Mohtashami discusses what the jobs data, changes in the bond market, and the Omicron variant could mean for housing.


2020 HW Insider: Candace Baima

CMG Financial Vice President, National Underwriting Manager

Candace Baima

One of Candace Baima’s recent projects included creating jumbo guidelines for a new jumbo investor.

These jumbo guidelines were critical to establishing a secure partnership with the investor and ensuring that CMG Financial’s borrowers continue to have more access to more loan products. Additionally, Baima designed an enhanced training program for onboarding new underwriters and promoting processors to underwriters. CMG Financial’s underwriters depend on the robust training program and mentorship from Baima to achieve the company’s high standard of productivity. Most recently, Baima was a key figure in the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other lenders, CMG Financial had to adjust rapidly to a remote work environment and other challenges. Baima was proactive about keeping up with changes to agency guidelines regarding forbearance and keeping the underwriting team aware of all these changes from a safe distance. Baima’s diligence allowed CMG Financial to continue to provide high-level service to its customers without disruptions.

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