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.

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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.

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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

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HW 2019 Insider: Brian Francis

Chief Technology Officer, FormFree

Brian Francis joined FormFree during its infancy stage and has since proven himself to be an indispensable member of the company.

F2With 29 years of experience leading high-performing technical teams, Francis contributions have been integral to FormFree’s continued growth and product improvement. As FormFree’s chief technology officer, Francis is responsible for overseeing the design and development of the firm’s groundbreaking automated asset, income and employment verification products to more than 1,000 lenders nationwide. Over the last year alone, Francis has helped FormFree spearhead integrations with BeSmartee, Black Knight Loan Sphere Exchange Digital, LendingQB and LoanBeam. This has brought FormFree’s number of integrations with mortgage technology platforms to over 100. Notably, Francis has also been instrumental in helping the company join the Financial Data Exchange, a nonprofit group that promotes information sharing and security standards for the financial sector.

“Staying plugged in to leading-edge technology developments in cloud architecture and artificial intelligence has set me apart professionally. It has been my personal prerogative to ensure that FormFree and its clients are backed by technologies that are considered world-class – not just best-in-class.”

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