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The Hidden Challenges in 2021 for Mortgage Lenders

In a recent Inman article, a Keller Williams executive discussed the challenges facing the company in 2021. Read more...

Ask The Expert: More Thoughts On Refocusing on Purchases

In my last column, Cheryl from Florida asked about refocusing on purchases in 2021. Here are some additional insights. Read more...

Trump Pardons Ex-Adviser Paul Manafort in Fraud Case

A round of more than two dozen late-December pardons by Donald Trump included his 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort. So reports CNBC. Read more...

LendingHome Names New CEO, Rakes in $75M in Funding

LendingHome, a lender that focuses on fix-and-flip loans to residential real estate investors, has secured the ninth biggest proptech funding round of 2020, as The Real Deal reports. Read more...

Originator Bilked Black Seniors Out of Millions: Lawsuit

Northwestern University’s Bluhm Legal Clinic has filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of 45 homeowners, trying to void reverse mortgages that were allegedly fraudulently procured by Chicago mortgage originator Mark Diamond. So reports CBS 2… Read more...

3 Creative Ways Loan Officers Can Stay in Touch with Clients Over the Holidays

The real estate market is notorious for slowing down during the holiday season. As a loan officer, you may be wondering whether you should take your foot off the gas pedal too. Read more...

Mortgage Fraudster Pleads Guilty in 'Straw' Borrower Scam

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit bank fraud in part of a mortgage scheme that allegedly involved hundreds of thousands of dollars. So reports NorthJersey.com. Read more...

Home Point Financial Rebrands as Homepoint

Home Point Financial has announced that it is rebranding and will now be known as simply Homepoint. Read more...

Internet Lender SoFi Eyes Deal to Go Public

Digital lending startup Social Finance, better known as SoFi, has held talks with blank-check companies about going public. So reports Reuters. Read more...

Ask The Expert: How Do I Get Back to Focusing on Purchases in 2021?

Cheryl from Florida asked: "I read the forecast by the MBA which says there will be less refinances next year. I have been doing mostly refinances and I have no idea how to get back… Read more...

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