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How to Deal with Stressed Clients in a Tough Housing Market

Contending with higher mortgage rates and high home prices, many homebuyers are reporting issues with sleeplessness and even family conflict — making it more important for mortgage loan officers to offe...

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Stimulate Homebuyer Demand with the Technology You Already Have  

In a mortgage market where lenders are competing fiercely for every deal, successful mortgage originators are leveraging recent technology upgrades to identify promising prospects and close more loans....

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Why Do Deals Fail? Many Homebuyers Don’t Understand the Process

Because higher interest rates make it more important than ever to close every loan, mortgage originators realize that success often depends on informed homebuyers who understand the process — resulting ...

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Upgrade Your Business Intel in 2024 with Weekly Data and Analysis

Today’s housing market is too dynamic to wait weeks or months for quarterly data and analysis. Get the information you need each week with HaMMR Digest — to stay on top of a volatile housing market in 2...

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Private Mortgage Insurance Favored over FHA as Borrowers Compare Costs

More homebuyers and their lenders have been choosing private mortgage insurance over FHA in recent years as borrowers closely assess short- and long-term borrowing costs...

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How to Attract Your Ideal Customer through Social Media

With pipeline concerns and interest rates on your mind, managing your social media presence may not seem like a priority. But using social media effectively can drive your business and fuel your growth ...

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Are You Overlooking the Fastest-Growing Segment of Mortgage-Ready Homebuyers?

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is a time to recognize the many contributions of the Hispanic population (20% of Americans) to the social, cultural and economic li...

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Five Ways to Boost Your Originations in a Slower Market

With forecasters expecting this year’s mortgage originations to lag behind 2022, every deal counts. Check out five solid strategies that give you an edge with buyers...

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As Mortgage Fraud Worsens, Train Your Staff on New Red Flags

Historically, declines in mortgage application volume bring increases in fraud attempts. As applicants turn to more elaborate schemes to falsely meet tightening underwriting standards, now is a good tim...

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National Homeownership Month 2023: What’s Different This Year?

It’s June, the month when historically a record number of new homeowners close on homes. Although mortgage rates were down slightly at the beginning of May (the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 6...

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