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

Here's your final preview of the 2018 HW Tech100

One last peek before the big unveiling!
Hundreds of companies applied for the honor of being named to the HW Tech100, a list of the most innovative tech companies in the housing and mortgage finance space... but only 100 were crowned. This week, we are previewing several of the companies that made our list. Today is our final sneak peek before we unveil the complete list of winners on Monday.
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How to approach gender bias in the mortgage industry

A response to industry professionals' reactions to Chrisman's confrontation
[Op-ed] In the wake of the publication of a scathing column against Rob Chrisman, calling out his derogatory jokes, the industry’s response has been divisive. While I share the author’s concerns about some of Chrisman’s jokes, in my opinion, the author’s approach to initiate change was reckless and potentially harmful to our cause to improve inclusivity in our industry. I’d like to share an alternative approach to change leadership that I think is more effective for anyone wanting to implement change in our industry.
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Here’s another sneak peek of 2018’s HW Tech100

Here's your preview of another 10 winners
Hundreds of companies applied for the honor of being named to the HW Tech100, a list of the most innovative tech companies in the housing and mortgage finance space... but only 100 were crowned. This week, we are previewing several of the companies that made our list. Today, we're showing off another 10... Click here to see some of the companies that made our list.
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The war is over: Web 2.0 won

Look to social media to create and strengthen relationships
[Op-ed] Industry people talk about creating relationships all the time, but in the same breath, they talk about social media not being about relationships. It's time to take a look at social media as the biggest opportunity you will ever get to strengthen and create those relationships.
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Here's how predicting housing cycles improves mortgage lending

A new service provided to LendingLife
For lenders, having reliable data-driven predictions is essential for a range of decisioning: determining reliable loan-to-value (LTV) thresholds; examining risk at origination; understanding at-risk portions of a portfolio for acquisition or loss-mitigation purposes; improving servicing strategies in situations of default, REO or short sale; and understanding and identifying suitable loan modification options to avoid additional risk for troubled homeowners.
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Your next look at HW's 2018 Tech100

Here's another preview of the companies that made our list
Hundreds of companies applied for the honor of being named to the HW Tech100, a list of the most innovative tech companies in the housing and mortgage finance space... but only 100 were crowned. Yesterday, we unveiled 10 companies that made our list. Today, we're showing off another 10... Click here to see some of the companies that made our list.
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Here’s your first look at HW's 2018 Tech100

Just a sneak peek
Hundreds of companies applied for the honor of being named to the HW Tech100, a list of the most innovative tech companies in the housing and mortgage finance space... but only 100 were crowned. We know, you can’t wait and neither can we! So, click here for a sneak preview of some of the companies that made our list.
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Loan officers should be able to answer this question in 30 seconds or less

Ask yourself this: Why should borrowers do business with you over the competition?
[Op-ed] Mortgage loan officers face a challenge this year: With mortgage interest rates on the rise, the pool of eligible rate/term refinance borrowers shrinks. As that side of the business is waning, loan officers must work harder to earn a borrower’s business. So, ask yourself this: Why should borrowers do business with you over the competition?
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LendingLife reader: “Only a handful of AMCs will remain in a few years”

Industry left scrambling for solutions?
Last week readers of LendingLife got a first look at the Veros, Valligent partnership promising to cut mortgage lending cost. In that article, it's written that a big part of that cost savings would be taking the legwork out of valuations. More importantly, the news set off some responses from LendingLife readers, not just on the partnership, but on the state of the valuations industry as a whole.
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