Articles Tagged with ''Realtors''

Nonbank mortgage lenders still misunderstood in mainstream media

United Wholesale Mortgage CEO speaks up for our community
[Op-ed] Mortgage lending is still often maligned in the mainstream press. When will coverage begin to accurately reflect all the hard work we, as lenders, put into getting Americans into homeownership? Here, Mat Ishbia, the CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, calls out a CNN report that gets it so wrong.
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Loan Officers: Are you a commodity or are you a brand?

Here's the difference
As those historical demographic boundaries fall, it gives you a tremendous opportunity to build a brand "for all time zones." Now is the time look at your marketing and how you are connecting to your database. Do an honest assessment and then ask yourself. Are you a commodity or a brand?
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Ask the Underwriter: My borrower owes a federal tax debt to the IRS… Is this mortgage deal dead?

Here's how to close that loan
Question: My borrower owes the IRS approximately $16,000 for tax years 2016 and 2017. They have $20,000 in savings, but were hoping to use that money as a down payment to purchase their first home. Is there a way to get them approved without making them pay off the entire tax debt first or is this a dead deal until it is paid? And the answer is...
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Loan Officers: Teach your Realtor partners how to fish

On Facebook, that is
[Op-ed] What I always tell my MLOs, is teach your Realtors how to fish. What do I mean by that? Simply stated, is that instead of giving them that "one-off lead," teach them a strategy or tactic that will get them multiple leads per year. In this case, learn how to do Facebook Lead Ads for Real Estate.
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New homes sales at highest level in a decade

When will housing contribute to GDP?
While this is good news for the market, there may be a bigger, better knock-on effect for the national economy if this keeps up. Read more for the latest indicators and where housing stands as part of the greater national economy.
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Realtors slam FCC decision to repeal net neutrality

Say rollback could hurt consumers, small businesses
The Federal Communications Commission passed its repeal of net neutrality regulations, which prevents internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content. But now, Realtors and others in the housing industry are standing up against the decision.
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