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May 2018

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Larger than life: Casey Crawford at Movement Mortgage

Crawford's vision is bigger than just making money
He wears t-shirts to his televised interviews; not very CEO. He played sports at a high level, but rarely brings it up and when he does he talks about it as a mere chapter in his life. Honestly, who plays a Super Bowl and doesn’t describe it as the defining moment in their personal journey? Casey Crawford, that’s who. His family is a big part of his life of course, but he talks about his even larger family — his coworkers — in terms that are just as glowing.
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How can we revive the private label MBS market?

Unresolved issues defy easy answers
One of the things that has bedeviled mortgage financing post-crisis has been the absence of the private label mortgage backed securities market. During the peak years, private label MBS issuance topped $1 trillion. In 2017, only $70 billion of private label RMBS were issued, although that is a big increase from 2016.
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SFR scales up

With homeownership out of reach for many, single-family rentals continue to boom
Single-family rental homes have long been an important piece of the housing economy and in recent years have taken on new importance. Following the housing crisis, more Americans and their families are choosing to rent and have decided that a single-family home is the best option to fit their needs.
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Hot Seat: Kim Hoffman of Sutherland

Letting third-party service providers do the heavy lifting
There has never been a more defined need for lenders to partner with providers who can handle all facets and complexities of the mortgage process with ease. Margins are razor-thin, consumer experience expectations have never been greater and speed has never been more important. Managing any one of these variables alone is difficult, now add compliance, quality requirements or buy back risk, and rising interest rates, there is no need to go it alone.
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May Kudos: Celebrating milestones, launches and awards in the mortgage industry

Angel Oak, Peerstreet, MortgageHippo and HousingWire
A new company, Eave, launched its lending business in Colorado in April, offering jumbo mortgages to homebuyers in the state. Eave was founded by three tech-and-finance veterans: former Capital One executive Saro Vasudevan, Jack McCambridge, a former executive at Hailo, and Anoop Ranganath, a former manager at Foursquare.
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The mortgage industry's digital future

It's a great time to ask questions and rethink the way things have been done for generations
Digital technology has disrupted businesses and industries from publishing to public transportation, so can the mortgage industry be far behind?  Actually, anyone who’s applied for a mortgage recently will have recognized that things are already changing fast.
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Elevate your underperformers

With training and accountability, they can turn around their performance
As I have spoken with CEOs around the country, I’ve found that one of the most challenging problems leaders are facing in the industry today is uncertainty about what to do with underperforming loan officers. These are the LOs who are not generating significant business or contributing to the greater success of the company. Managers need to quickly develop these underperformers into successful originators, but many are not sure where to begin.
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