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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

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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.

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2019 Woman of Influence: ​​​​​​​Laura Brandao

American Financial Resources president

F1Laura Brandao is president of American Financial Resources, and the driving force that has catapulted AFR to the top of manufactured home, one-time close, and renovation lending in the U.S.

A skilled mortgage industry executive with more than two decades of experience, Bandao seamlessly rolls out new specialty products based on market demand, and is a sought-after speaker for industry events – heralded as a champion for brokers, builders and other partners – where she shares her infectious passion for independent mortgage experts and bringing more families home. Under Brandao’s leadership, AFR has introduced an impressive range of innovative value-added solutions for clients, from technology to professional expertise and convenient education opportunities. Free AFR university training and certification allows clients to become AFR certified, at their own convenience, in unique loan programs for manufactured housing, renovation lending and one-time close construction. Brandao worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the guidelines on their VA Renovation Program, designed to help the men and women who serve our country repair or upgrade their home with low rates.

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