Upcoming Trends & Changes

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See the Investment Potential of IRAs

Upcoming Trends & Changes

Most people in the U.S. are unaware that tax-advantaged accounts, like Traditional or Roth IRAs or old 401(k)s, can invest in “alternative” assets...

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UBTI and Mortgage Debt Funds

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According to Investopedia, Unrelated Business Taxable Income [UBTI] is income regularly generated by a tax-exempt entity by means of taxable activities. This income...

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The Effects from COVID on Reverse Mortgages

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Read the full Originate Report September edition here.  – With the Covid crisis still looming, much attention has been focused on conventional loans...

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How Deferment of Mortgage Payments May Affect Borrowers in the Long Run

Upcoming Trends & Changes

Read the full Originate Report August edition here. – When Congress passed Section 4021 of the CARES Act in response to the effects...

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Appraisals In the New World

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The appraisal industry has been under a great pressure for several years now.  Increasing demand, shrinking pools of aging appraisers, evolving data and...

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Why a Weakening Housing Market Could Be Good News for Investors

Business Development - Originate Report, 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 - Originate Report, 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 - Originate Report, 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 - Originate Report, 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 - Originate Report, 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...