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Mortgage Applications Are Being Rejected as Rates Reach 8% — How to Get Approved

To see the original article by Yaël Bizouati-Kennedy on GoBankingRates, click here. The double whammy of mortgage rates nearing 8% and increasing home prices is continuing to keep homebuyers on the sidelines. Making matters worse, lenders are increasingly denying applicants loans because of insufficient income than at any point since that data was first collected […]

California Mortgage Bankers Association enhances DE&I leadership line-up

To view the original article by Candyd Mendoza on MPA Mag in its entirety, click here. The California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) has appointed Tai Christensen (pictured), president of Arrive Home, as chair of its diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) committee. Christensen, who brings over two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, will be […]

California MBA Taps AMDC Chair to Lead Its DE&I Committee

To see the original article by Eric C Peck on The M Report, click here. The California Mortgage Bankers Association (California MBA) has named Tai Christensen, President and Co-Founder of national affordable housing program Arrive Home, as Chair of its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Christensen will share the role with Stephanie Whittenberg, who will […]

National Property Preservation Conference Returned to Washington, D.C.

To see the original article by David Wharton on The M Report, click here. Growing up, it seemed like every neighborhood had that one “creepy” house. Maybe it was abandoned, maybe it was home to a quiet introvert who occasionally peeks out through the curtains. Regardless, these are places that collect mythology like fishing nets […]

DPA programs are a boon amid mounting affordability pressures

To view the original article by Connie Kim on HOUSINGWIRE, click here. The combination of high home prices and insufficient savings for a down payment makes it challenging for first-time homebuyers to pull the trigger on a property purchase. But the good news is, more buyers have become aware of down payment assistance (DPA) options […]

Correspondent Lending: What It Is And How It Works

To view the original article written by Amy Fontinelle on Forbes, click here. Correspondent lending is a major part of the mortgage origination business. But if you’re shopping for a home loan, you probably won’t know if you’re applying with a correspondent lender unless you ask. More than one in four borrowers got their home […]

HFA Loans: A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

To read the original article written by Molly Grace and edited by Richard Richtmyer on Business Insider, click here. For hopeful homebuyers with lower incomes and little savings for a down payment, becoming a homeowner can seem way out of reach. Fortunately, there are a number of programs available that can make buying a home […]

Arrive Home Launches Earned Equity Program

To view the original article on PROGRESS in Lending, click here. National affordable housing innovator Arrive Home has announced the launch of its Earned Equity Program. As part of Arrive Home’s continued mission to expand access to homeownership for underserved borrowers, the new Earned Equity program helps more consumers achieve their homeownership goals through a […]

Notable mortgage industry additions and promotions, March 11-15

To read the original article by Arnie Aurellano on Scotsman Guide, click here. Planet Home Lending has hired Doug Long as senior vice president, divisional sales manager. Before joining Planet, Long was the Southeast divisional president for AmeriFirst Mortgage/Union Home and president of national lending for Prospect Mortgage. Prior to that, he was CEO and […]

How to calibrate mortgage employee comp for uncertain times

To read the original article by Brad Finkelstein on National Mortgage News, click here. Crafting a compensation package that allows mortgage companies to recruit or retain the employees they desire has to strike a balance between offering a competitive amount and ensuring it is sustainable for the finances of the business. In boom times, companies […]

Women in the title industry share their journeys

To view the original article on The Title Report, click here. Women’s History Month was authorized by Congress on March 7, 1982, first as Women’s History Week, then eventually as the entire month in 1987. Each year, the president issues a proclamation calling for programs, ceremonies, and activities in honor of the powerful women shaping […]

Celebrating women in the industry

To view the original article on RESPA News, click here. March is Women’s History Month, with March 8 home to International Women’s Day. Women’s History Month was authorized by Congress on March 7, 1982, first as Women’s History Week, then eventually as the entire month in 1987. Each year, the president issues a proclamation calling […]
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