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How does the “meltdown” affect net branching?

As a nation and as an industry we are in uncharted waters. I doubt anyone can accurately predict the outcome. What we can do is make some estimates on how the mortgage meltdown will change our industry in the short term – The next 18 – 36 months. Purchase – Purchase – Purchase – FHA […]

The LIBOR index is rising fast… Refinance opportunity for net branch

The LIBOR index is rising fast… Refinance opportunity for net branch the LIBOR rate has spiked in recent weeks. What is the LIBOR and why is something your clients should be concerned about? From a report on Bloomberg this week.. “The overnight Libor rate in U.S. dollars soared 3.33 percentage points to 6.44 percent today, […]

Fed Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac bail out – what next?

By now everyone has heard about the historic bail out of Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) and Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE) by the government. In the short term this looks like a good move. The two companies are saved from insolvency and they can continue with business as usual. Is this good or bad in the […]

FHA Neighborhood Watch – Mortgage Net Branch

FHA Neighborhood Watch Can Affect Your  Net Branch What is it? What is your number (Compare Ratio)? Why is it important? If your branch has poor numbers in Neighborhood Watch  you could lose the ability to originate FHA loans. The Neighborhood Watch System is a web-based software application that displays loan performance data for lenders […]