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Efficiency and User Experience in the Lending Process
Posted Monday September 25, 2017 in Industry News, Recruitment

Every person working in the mortgage industry and every mortgage consumer has at some point thought, “I wish this process were faster.” If the closing process were sped up, everyone would benefit. But there have been lots of obstacles like compliance and antiquated technology that slow things down.  And a confusing interface that makes borrowers… Read more »

Student Debt Undermining Millennial Homeownership
Posted Sunday September 24, 2017 in Industry News

A new study is providing more evidence that student debt is disrupting the lifecycle of the housing market. The survey, conducted jointly by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the non-profit American Student Assistance (ASA), found that an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt currently do not own a home. And it isn’t… Read more »

How to Change the Mortgage Industry From the Inside
Posted Wednesday September 13, 2017 in Home + Lifestyle, Industry News, Mortgage + Real Estate Tips, Recruitment

We constantly talk about regulations, compliance, and technology, among other things. But a mortgage is intended for a person whose sole function isn’t to spend days faxing documents. Improving the user experience benefits everyone, from the borrower to the originator. One idea is to change the way that things are done behind the scenes, starting… Read more »

Equifax Hack and How to Protect Yourself
Posted Monday September 11, 2017 in Home + Lifestyle, Industry News, Mortgage + Real Estate Tips, Recruitment

Internet connectivity has brought many benefits to modern society, but one of the drawbacks is that internet users and companies are vulnerable to information breaches. Recently, credit bureau Equifax was hacked with 143 million people potentially affected by the data breach. Many details about the hack aren’t available, and though this news is unfortunate, there… Read more »

Saving for a Down Payment
Posted Friday September 8, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips

  If you’ve decided that it’s time to start thinking seriously about buying a home, congratulations! Owning property is a great achievement that can enrich your life. But if you’re just beginning to save up for a down payment, it might seem daunting if you don’t have a plan. So here are a few tips… Read more »

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