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Open commentary on everything impacting the U.S. housing economy. The opinions expressed here represent the author's alone.

How employers can reassure potential LOs in the midst of mortgage layoffs

Invest in the right technology for LO retention
Under these circumstances, it can be an intimidating market for both job seekers and employers in the mortgage industry. So how do you reassure potential LOs when recruiting? Many professionals in the industry believe the key for recruiting loan officers is investing in technology that streamlines work to increase both efficiency and LO retention.
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Commercial real estate insider: Investors need to broaden their minds about funding sources

The most important debt products you may not know about
[Expert commentary] When it comes to debt, everyone seems to be eating from the same basic food groups. Banks, commercial mortgage-backed securities and big balance sheets dominate the market. If you're a multifamily investor, there’s also Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But most folks are really missing the most important and liquid debt products out there.
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Here’s what title insurers need to know about the feds’ new rules for all-cash real estate deals

Deloitte experts on FinCEN’s new requirements
[Expert commentary] Last month, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced that it was expanding on its rules that require title insurers to report buyers’ identities and the source of the funds for certain residential real estate deals. Here's what title insurers need to know about the new rules and what they can do to comply with them.
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The evolving role of chief compliance officers in selecting technology and vendors

Digital food for thought
[Expert commentary] The digital mortgage promise is compelling: new technology and better workflow to meet all needs and requirements — all built for compliance and protecting participants from unnecessary risk but it's not guaranteed. As technology is evaluated and implemented, chief compliance officers must have a seat at the table.
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[Op-ed] How to decide between a HELOC and a cash-out refinance

Here are some variables to consider when thinking about accessing your equity
Home equity loans are on the rise with interest rates convincing more homeowners to stay put, and studies predict this trend isn’t about slow down anytime soon. But if a homeowner is considering using some of their equity, how do they decide between a line of credit and a cash-out refinance? Here are some significant variables to consider.
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