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  • Housing News Podcast: AIME's Anthony Casa explains why the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act is a win for the mortgage industry

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    Each week, HousingWire interviews financial services experts who can help make sense of the latest headlines, sponsored by our partners at Blend. This week, Anthony Casa, the chairman of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts and the founder and former president of Garden State Home Loans, explains why President Donald Trump's decision to back the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act is good news for the mortgage industry.
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  • Battle erupts over allegations that retail lenders are overcharging veterans for mortgages

    AIME's Anthony Casa accuses Fairway, Quicken, others; Fairway fires back
    For approximately 18 months, HUD, Ginnie Mae, and the VA have been looking into whether certain lenders are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. And now, retail mortgage lenders are facing new accusations that they are overcharging veterans on VA loans. But these accusations aren't coming from the government. Rather, this is some rather nasty mortgage industry in-fighting.
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  • AIME’s Anthony Casa: Nothing personal against retail loan originators

    What's important is what's best for consumers
    When I speak out against the retail channel, my intention is just that — to attack the retail business model. I strongly believe the independent mortgage channel is more than the best option for consumers — it’s the best option for loan originators, as well. I think the retail mortgage banking model is broken and quickly fading, as giant banks and retail lenders concern themselves more with profit margin than with client service.
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  • [Pulse] Housing industry reacts to Gary Vaynerchuck's homeownership slam

    Ryan Serhant, Casey Crawford, Mat Ishbia, Kristy Fercho and Anthony Casa weigh in on the controversy
    Recently, I wrote an article about a video of Gary Vaynerchuk slamming homeownership during an appearance on the Cannonball Mindset podcast. His comments sent ripples through the housing industry as professionals working in the real estate and mortgage worlds weighed in on a topic that directly effects their bottom line. I reached out to some of the best in the business to get their opinion on homeownership. Is Vaynerchuk right, or does homeownership represent not only the American Dream, but the American Opportunity? Here’s what they had to say.
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  • Watch: AIME Chair Anthony Casa divests from Garden State Home Loans

    Casa leaving his mortgage lending business behind to better represent mortgage brokers
    The head of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts, Anthony Casa, is leaving his own mortgage lending business behind to better help independent mortgage brokers. In a video interview with HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney, Casa explains why he is divesting from Garden State Home Loans and why he is turning his full attention to AIME, a 42,000-member independent mortgage broker community.
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  • WATCH: AIME Chairman Anthony Casa announcing ARIVE to support 3.2 Export

    3.2 Export arrives at ARIVE
    Anthony Casa, chairman of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), has announced that an FNM 3.2 export will be available on the new ARIVE mortgage platform. ARIVE offers a complete platform for independent mortgage brokers, a single portal to bring together lenders, loan originators, third-party vendors and consumers. ARIVE is exclusively partnered with AIME, and will only be available as a member benefit.
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  • ARIVE boasts strong network of 100-plus wholesalers aiming to bolster broker market share

    With over 13,000+ originators pre-registered, tremendous partnership opportunities exist for lenders and brokers, alike
    The good news is that mortgage brokers continue to outpace their retail counterparts in business growth, a trend that has lasted the better part of two years now, especially as the market has been so heavily dominated by purchases.
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  • BRAWL founder thanks brokers, lenders that made movement a hit

    Anthony Casa began the BRAWL movement to implement change in whole-tail lending
    BRAWL has given mortgage brokers a real voice in the industry – one that can’t be ignored. The movement sparked meaningful change that has helped mortgage brokers grow their business. It started professional dialogue between brokers and wholesale lenders that, in many cases, has led to mutually beneficial solutions and working partnerships that are stronger than they were previously.
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