Upcoming Trends & Changes

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Why a Weakening Housing Market Could Be Good News for Fix and Flip Investors

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

A recent BiggerPockets’ blog post carried the headline “Why I’ll Never Fix and Flip Houses Again.” The writer lamented about the HGTV factor:...

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What Seismic Retrofit Requirements Mean for Lenders and Investors

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

As seismic retrofit programs on the West Coast begin a new phase of migrating from voluntary programs to mandatory programs, lenders, investors, and...

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Lend to an IRA…with your IRA

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

A solid private lending strategy can persevere through any market. The United States economy has been chugging along and the stock market has...

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The Future of Lending is Through Automation and AI

Automation in Today’s Evolving Society, Business Development, Essential Tools & Technologies, Technology, Upcoming Trends & Changes

When mortgage professionals gather for an industry conference it’s usually not long before someone jokes (or moans) about how slow the industry moves...

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Will Consumers Seek Mortgage Alternatives as Interest Rates Rise?

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points, bringing their benchmark rate to 1.75%-2.00%. It was the second...

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House Passes Bill to Increase HMDA Reporting Threshold

Upcoming Trends & Changes

On January 18, the House moved forward legislation that would exempt many credit unions, community banks, and small lenders from specific Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reporting requirements....

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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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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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Cities to Watch: San Francisco

Upcoming Trends & Changes

You probably don’t need to be told that San Francisco is one of the greatest cities in the world- It’s nearly impossible to...