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Monday, August 20, 2018
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Surveyors, Mortgage Bankers and Their Common Thread: The Land Title Survey

While the typical person involved in a real estate transaction might see the survey as simply a means to an end, the surveying profession necessarily sees it as much more. After all, professional surveyors are licensed in every state to protect the health safety and welfare of the public, which--when it comes to boundaries--means respecting the integrity of property boundaries and protecting the bona fide rights that they represent.

August 20, 2018

August 14, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Kevin Brungardt of RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp. on the Servicing Landscape

Kevin Brungardt is Chairman and CEO of RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp., Charlotte, N.C. He has more than 23 years of broad executive leadership experience.

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Kevin Brungardt
RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp.
Mortgage Servicing
August 14, 2018
By Mark P. Dangelo
Rethinking the Concept of Home--Part 1

With the Baby Boomers heading into the sunset, are bankers and their organizations ready for a new Haight-Ashbury counterculture movement that will shape their businesses for the next 50 years? Innovation wouldn't save profitability if there is a failure to address foundational shifts.

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Mark Dangelo
Technology
Innovation
August 14, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Ken Richey of Richey May & Co. on Industry Mergers & Acquisition Outlook

Ken Richey founded Richey May & Co., Englewood, Colo., in 1985 and currently leads the firm's mergers & acquisitions services for the mortgage banking industry. He recently transitioned from the role of managing partner, where his primary responsibilities included leading firm growth and supporting the firm's partners in their leadership, management and technical problem-solving efforts.

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Ken Richey
Richey May & Co.
Mergers & Acquisitions
August 17, 2018
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: Mortgage Originations 2008-2018

This week's chart highlights the MBA mortgage originations forecast through 2020.

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MBA Chart of the Week
Mortgage Originations
MBA Forecast
August 15, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

Mortgage Bankers Association Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh breaks down the MBA Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending Aug. 10.

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MBA Weekly Applications Survey
August 8, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

Christine Beckwith, co-author with Jessica Peterson of Clear Boundaries, Every Business Woman's Essential Safety Guide, talks with MBA COO Marcia Davies about what women can do to protect themselves when they find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation.

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mPower Moments
Christine Beckwith
Personal Safety
August 15, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

MBA Vice President of Industry Technology and MISMO Executive Vice President Rick Hill discusses the future of mobile transactions in the mortgage industry and what to expect on the technology front at the upcoming MBA Annual Convention & Expo.

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MBANow
Rick Hill
Technology
August 7, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
MBA Diversity & Inclusion Interview: Nicholas Whiteside of Fisk University

Nearly a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association collaborated with HomeFree-USA, Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac to create The Center for Financial Advancement, focusing on career opportunities and financial education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This summer, Nicholas Whiteside, a sophomore accounting major at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., became the first student to serve an internship through the program--right here at MBA.

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Diversity and Inclusion
Nicholas Whiteside
Fisk University Center for Financial Advancement
August 9, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni discusses rising interest rates and the lack of housing inventory whilst giving us his outlook for the mortgage industry thru 2018.

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MBANow
Mike Fratantoni
Mortgage Industry Outlook
August 7, 2018
By Kyle Kamrooz
Despite High Frequency of ‘Fool's Gold,' the Digital Mortgage Gold Rush Is On

The problem is that most lenders haven't yet implemented full digital mortgage technology. Those who think otherwise have been sold "fool's gold." Our industry has been hoodwinked into believing that by offering a digital loan application--and perhaps even enabling loan officers to co-browse with borrowers to help them fill out form fields--we are "digital mortgage ready."

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Kyle Kamrooz
Cloudvirga
Digital Mortgage
August 7, 2018
By John I. Vong, CMB, CMT
Just When We Got the Hang of It, QM Might Be Changing

It took the better part of four years, but our industry seems to have finally come to grips with the Qualified Mortgage rule and, more recently, what it takes to originate and securitize non-QM loans. But, as they said in a certain summer blockbuster movie, "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection may be considering "making waves" about QM.

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John Vong
ComplianceEase
Qualified Mortgage
August 7, 2018
By Eric Wilson
Takeaways for the New Secondary Mortgage Market

This past May, the industry came together in New York City for the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Secondary Market Conference & Expo. Some key takeaways will give you a quick update of what's happening in the mortgage world.

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Eric Wilson
SLKGlobal
Secondary Market
August 7, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

LRES Corp., Orange, Calif., promoted Jill Haro to senior vice president of corporate administration.

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People
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