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Lenders Deny Approveable Files (all the time!!!)       The inspiration for this post comes from an online professional forum where industry pro's go with complaints, rants, questions, and more.  Today, someone expressed bewilderment because their loan file was declined by a lender because of rece...
04/28/2016
Annual Mason McDuffie Lake Tahoe Summit      I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of my company, right?  Ok, just checking.  Last weekend we had our annual summit Incline Village at Lake Tahoe.  A weekend of beautiful scenery, company executives, top producers, marketing people, scheduled speaker...
04/26/2016
Coming Soon to Virginia!       My plan to take over the world become a leading lender on a nationwide level are continuing with the latest foray in mortgage licensing.  Currently, I'm licensed and doing business in California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and the next state I'...
04/20/2016
Orange County ActiveRain Meetup! When:  Thursday, 4/28/16 from 4-6pm Where:  Saddle Ranch Chop House at Triangle Square 1870 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 What: A get together of anyone in the real estate industry or activerain network to enjoy some food, drinks, and good company & discussion ...
04/19/2016
How to Commit Occupancy Fraud to Get a Lower Rate       Through the course of every year I hear stories about many folks that are exploring ways to finance multiple houses as "primary residences" to obtain lower interest rates, a practice known in the lending industry as "occupancy fraud".  Since...
04/18/2016
Always nice to see a contest pop up - we don't have as many as we used to (And that's a shame, but since I haven't volunteered to host one, I can't complain!), but when they pop up, it's fun to participate ---- this one of 15 posts in April with only 1 being something specifically laid out is a g...
04/01/2016
One Step At a Time (Advice for Loan Officers)       Scotsman Guide is one of the most well know publications in the mortgage world - I was fortunate enough to contribute to the April 2016 edition of the print & digital magazine.  While I can't reproduce the article in it's entirety here (yet) , y...
04/01/2016
How to Approach a FSBO (For Sale by Owner)       "Work expired listings & FSBO's!".  This is the advice nearly every new real estate agent receives as a way to strum up business quickly and get started on building an empire of listings.  At least that's how it seems.  The problem becomes when eve...
03/31/2016
Gene knocks it out of the park with this one ---- a good LO does so much more than take an application --- the best LO's have a network of title agents, attorneys, insurance people, Realtors, financial advisors, and so many more members that make an all around financial team, and when that team w...
03/29/2016
Mortgage Loans in Pennsylvania       Lending in multiple states is a fun & unique challenge - unlike "registered" LOs at Federally chartered depository banks, holding an individual license in the NMLS system requires that I go through state-specific education everywhere I hold a license.  In addi...
03/24/2016
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