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Loan officers are dramatically cutting their pay to win clients. It’s often illegal. 

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates had climbed close to the 7% range and he was determined to remain competitive on pricing with rival loan officers in North Carolina. After Mike paid his loan officer assistant, he was clearing just 40 bps. The lower comp rate stung. Still, it was better than nothing.

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“Last night, my Uber driver was a loan officer.”

Housing Wire

Garth Graham, senior partner and manager of merger and acquisition activities for the Stratmor Group , said many of the layoffs in the IMB industry so far have involved employees working in support positions, with loan officer jobs being the last to be jettisoned. Charting the loan officer exit.

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Revolution Mortgage snags top loanDepot loan officers

Housing Wire

Revolution, on the other hand, has been expanding its footprint by scooping up top loan officers in local markets. Rapidly expanding Revolution In a rising rate environment, many lenders have downsized or have gone out of business.

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Knock reverses course on loan officer pay cut

Housing Wire

It is an eventful week within the Slack channels of Knock , and an anxiety-filled one for the company’s about 50 loan officers. Knock loan officers draw a median salary of about $75,000 a year, according to these company sources. The post Knock reverses course on loan officer pay cut appeared first on HousingWire.

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CrossCountry snatches top loan officer Chris Keelin

Housing Wire

Top-producing loan officer Christopher Keelin has taken his 80+person team over to CrossCountry Mortgage to “take advantage” of the lender’s technology while scaling his business.

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FHA does a solid for mortgage credit rejects. Will it move the needle for loan officers?

Housing Wire

The FHA’s announcement in early September to waive a requirement that FHA-approved lenders flag rejected loans in the FHA Connection system is a step in the right direction since declined borrowers don’t have to overcome a stigma, loan officers said. The FHA/VA share in Q2 2023 stood at 22.9%

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Take more time, ask better questions: How loan officers are getting clients in homes as rates soar

Housing Wire

and home prices still near record highs, homebuyers are demanding that their loan officers provide options to lower monthly mortgage payments as much as possible. Loan officers need to take more time with borrowers and ask better questions to secure loans, Covey said. With rates around 6.9% versus a 6.5%