Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

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

While the world might be slowly getting back to normal, the housing boom is far from over. Appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

Awards

2020 HW Rising Star: Evan Wade

Epoch Lending President and CEO

Evan Wade
Epoch Lending President and CEO, Age: 31

Evan Wade’s 12 years of banking and mortgage industry experience paired with his extensive technological background is leading him to make waves in the industry. Wade became a mortgage broker in 2018 when he cofounded Philadelphia Mortgage Brokers, where he remains a partner. Wade is also the founder of Epoch Lending. In 2019, both of Wade’s companies funded a combined $140 million in volume, with Epoch Lending closing $93 million in its first year. Wade became an assistant store manager for TD Bank at the age of 22, worked as a loan officer at retail lenders such as Movement Mortgage, cofounded Philadelphia Mortgage Brokers and launched Epoch Lending in December 2018 to further expand efforts to help loan officers nationwide become independent. Since its launch, Epoch Lending has become licensed in 11 states, with several more pending. As a technologist, Wade has helped numerous technology companies improve user experience, introduce new features, and bridge the gap between loan officers and technology platforms in the mortgage industry.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
“I am a relentless researcher. I’m constantly reading about how this business works and how to improve. I also love testing new technologies to streamline the mortgage process.”

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