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Are Referral Fees Legal on Commercial Loans?

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Is it legal to pay referral fees for commercial mortgage referrals? Yes! Even in states where a license is required to broker commercial...

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Mortgage Funds How pooled investor funds can contribute to your earnings and business growth

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Have you wondered what a mortgage fund could do for you? I bet you’re wondering why you would even want one. Simply put,...

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Death & Taxes: Closing on Time, Every Time

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Part Three of a Six-Part Series As a senior advisory escrow officer and escrow manager who has worked in this industry for more...

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HERO Loans?

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More like VILLAIN loans. Here’s What You Need To Watch Out For-They Will Either Delay Your Deal, Kill Your Deal or Worse… Everyone...

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Building a Strong Antitrust Compliance Program

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With the Dodd-Frank Act in full swing and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) seemingly issuing a new regulation or rule proposal each...

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Meeting the New HMDA Reporting Requirements

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Changes are on the horizon for the mortgage industry; however, banks and credit unions are hoping the government rethinks its approach to new...

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Closing on Time, EVERY Time

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As a Senior Advisory Escrow Officer and Escrow Manager, as well as someone who has worked in this industry for more than a...

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What’s Coming for the Loan Originator Compensation Rule: The Dodd-Frank watchdog agency has radically affected the residential mortgage loan origination business.

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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) has had a tremendous impact on the financial services industry since its passage...

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The Best Seat at the Table: Lender Why being the bank is the best position in any deal.

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Real Estate transactions have several participants seated at the closing table who are responsible for the success of the deal and that make...

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Construction Lenders Beware: Taking Over Problem Projects

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We all know construction projects don’t always go as planned. But if you think that lending institutions and brokers aren’t liable when such...