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4 Ways to Generate Free Mortgage Leads Using Social Media

Posted by Matt Holmes

Oct 29, 2019 9:42:35 AM

You’ve probably heard it from countless lending professionals- Social Media is the next great way to help generate mortgage leads. And they’re right, but with the loan origination process costly enough as it is, how can you curate awesome social media leads without hurting your bottom line? While there may not be a ‘silver bullet’ solution, here are a few ways social media can help you generate mortgage leads for free:

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Topics: social media, Mortgage Lending, Lead Generation

3 years of Day 1 Certainty: What You May Have Overlooked

Posted by Matt Holmes

Oct 22, 2019 9:07:06 AM

Soon, Fannie Mae's Day 1 Certainty program will be turning three years old. At the outset, the validation program was widely known for its ability to offer lenders freedom from reps and warrants. But today, it turns out there’s a whole lot more to the benefits of Day 1 Certainty than lenders initially thought.

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, DU Day 1 Certainty, Verifications

Important Digital Mortgage Statistics Mortgage Pros Should Know

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 30, 2019 9:42:59 AM

Digital mortgage discussions are everywhere! Blogs, news, and trade shows can't stop talking about them and their impact on the current and future mortgage industry. 

What are consumers saying and feeling about digital mortgages? What are the benefits and the drawbacks? We've compiled a list of the best, most up-to-date statistics available to shed more light on this important mortgage trend. 

STATISTICS TO KNOW

Millennials account for 36% of homebuyers in the market. 

More than 50% of all loan applications in the past two years included some online or mobile component.

67% of those with an existing home loan would feel comfortable completing a home loan application on a laptop or desktop computer, and 29% would be comfortable using a mobile device.

More than 30% of borrowers reported not comparison shopping for their mortgage.

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Topics: mortgage news, Mortgage Lending, mortgage trends, mortgage lending services, mortgage education, digital mortgage

Data Facts Announces Major Expansion to Appraisal Ordering Platform: The Verisite Plus Report

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 8, 2019 2:26:58 PM

 

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Topics: Mortgage Lending

7 Compliance Tips for Lenders to Get the Most Bang for Their Buck

Posted by Johnna Leeds

Dec 28, 2017 9:34:25 AM

 

We all know the lending compliance is highly regulated and takes considerable resources. Lender compliance costs put a strain on lender profits, can be frustrating and seem unreasonable.

And they keep increasing.

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, mortgage changes, Lending compliance, compliance tips for lenders, compliance costs in lending, mortgage lending services

Trick or Treat? Avoid these Mistakes During the Home Buying Process

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 31, 2017 1:11:40 PM

Is it what you hope is the last Halloween before you move into a new home? Are you dreaming of passing out candy to hungry zombies and beautiful princesses?

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Topics: Credit Score, Mortgage Lending, mortgage process

Fannie Mae Increasing Debt-to-Income Ratio to Expand Mortgage Lending

Posted by Kelsey Ramirez

Jun 14, 2017 11:06:30 AM

This article was originally published on HousingWire by Kelsey Ramirez. 

Fannie Mae announced it is increasing debt-to-income ratio, the No. 1 reason that mortgage lending applicants get rejected, according to an article by Kenneth Harney for The Washington Post .

The largest population rejected due to high DTI ratios is Millennial borrowers, who often stretch to pay their rent early in their careers, according to

the article.

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, fannie mae

2017 Mortgage Trends that Can Disrupt A Mortgage Pro's Success

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 28, 2017 11:07:34 AM

Several components play into the fact there's no easy sailing for mortgage professionals.

 2017 poses especially unique challenges. Being prepared with the right tools and education is key to being successful in today's mortgage industry. 

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Millennials, Mortgage Lending, Potential Millennial homebuyers

Lenders Get the Full Picture with Portfolio Monitoring Solutions

Posted by Susan McCullah

Nov 9, 2016 10:01:00 AM

When it comes to consumer credit portfolios, the only constant is change. And, unfortunately, when lenders attempt to keep a good grasp on their consumer credit portfolios, change can be a major challenge.

The good news is there are tools to help proactively review consumer credit profiles faster and more frequently. With this type of information in hand, you can now make better risk-management decisions for your portfolio as a whole. 

These tools are lending portfolio monitoring solutions. Employing such a system allows lenders to quickly identify, segment and prioritize accounts that meet designated risk levels to improve profitability.

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What do lending portfolio monitoring solutions do for you?

They realize deeper insights to optimize strategies. The more in-depth information lenders gain, the better able they are at managing their portfolios in a way that meets goals and gain opportunities. Consistent lending portfolio review provides this. 

Such as...

#1: Predicting a consumer’s capacity to pay so you can improve: 

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, Lending portfolio review, Portfolio monitoring

Quick Facts for Mortgage Professionals: Flood Certifications

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 29, 2016 9:08:08 AM

Flood certifications are an essential part of the mortgage process, but how much do most mortgage professionals really know about them? Here are some quick pointers from our flood certifications' vendor, ServiceLink. 

#1: What is a Flood Zone Determination, and why is this service needed?

A Flood Zone Determination (FZD) is an assessment of a property’s risk for flooding as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FZDs are made by locating properties in question on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) or Flood Hazard Boundary Maps (FHBMs) published by FEMA and

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Topics: Mortgage loan, Mortgage, Mortgage Lending, flood certifications

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