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Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly in December As Originations Drop

Upcoming Trends & Changes

Mortgage rates rose during mid-December, according to a recent report. The numbers climbed the charts modestly during the week of December 11, 2017,...

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Does It Make Sense to Buy a New House Before Selling the Old One?

Upcoming Trends & Changes

Your client is interested in moving. They need to sell their old house first before buying a new one, right? After all, they...

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Why I Choose to Empower My Words

Business Development

Alan Peterson shared his story with an audience of global women entrepreneurs at the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s 2017 MyEO Women of EO Summit in...

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Winning as a California Mortgage Loan Officer in 2018

Essential Tools & Technologies

When people ask you, “Why become  a loan officer?”, you might respond, “It’s the money!” True, most mortgage loan officers have the potential...

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JCAP Private Lending: Old-School & High Touch

Business Development

JCAP Private Lending is a direct hard money lender, funding most of its business in Southern California. CEO Bob Eakin started his lending...

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National vs. Local Lenders and the Promise of Fintech

Fintech / Newest Loan Programs

National hard money lenders are making it hard for local lenders to compete. Due to their institutional backing and easy access to capital,...

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The New ‘It’ Investors: Flipsters

Upcoming Trends & Changes

Loan originators, get ready: There is a new breed of real estate investors in the industry. Meet the “flipster”—a millennial who flips houses,...

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Why Banks Do Not Lend on Conservative Loans

Business Development

Ever wonder why banks shy away from loans that appear to be relatively conservative? There are numerous reasons banks avoid making loans that...

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The Rise & Fall of Richard S. Fuld, Jr.

Industry Spotlight

Dick Fuld led Lehman Brothers into bankruptcy in 2008 and shocked the entire financial world, as it was the largest bankruptcy filing in...

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Cities to Watch: Portland

Cities To Watch, Uncategorized

Portland is known for being a trailblazer of green initiatives (as well as the home of the actual Trail Blazers NBA team), its...

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