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.

Loan officers made insane money in Q4 2020

Housing Wire

Over $4 trillion in originations made its way through the housing market last year, and new data from mortgage software firm LBA Ware revealed that by the end of 2020, loan officers played every last card in their deck to get those deals closed by New Years.

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Loan officer wallets flatten as refis dry up

Housing Wire

To the surprise of virtually no one, loan officer commissions started to head south in the third quarter, dropping 17% year-over-year, according to SimpleNexus ’ third quarter mortgage loan compensation report. loans per month in Q3 2021, versus an average of 9.0

Latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey Indicates Easing Credit Standards

Eyes on Housing

The latest results from the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) present standards on bank lending practices as they occurred in the first quarter of 2021.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 11:  ANSI Measurement Guidelines

Riverfront Appraisals

Welcome to the November edition of our blog series, The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. If you’ve been following our blog, you know that all year, I’ve been writing with the purpose of assisting loan officers to better understand the appraisal process.

Porch Group Acquires Floify, a Leading SaaS Provider for Loan Officers

Appraisal Buzz

a vertical software and InsurTech company, has acquired Floify , a provider of digital mortgage automation and point-of-sale software for mortgage companies and loan officers. Based in Colorado, Floify helps mortgage companies and loan officers create a better mortgage and.

Juan Farias: How Technology is Helping Loan Officers Enhance Client Relationships

Appraisal Buzz

The post Juan Farias: How Technology is Helping Loan Officers Enhance Client Relationships appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. PERSON OF THE WEEK: How is technology helping LOs enhance client and partner relationships in the post-COVID landscape?

As the market shifts to purchase, LOs get creative

Housing Wire

Apart from selling produce that is popular in former Soviet countries, these stores represent a marketing opportunity for Alex Naumovych, a loan officer at Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corporation.

How a noncompete ban would impact the mortgage industry

Housing Wire

Should the Biden administration make good on its threat, some loan officers, account executives and marketing personnel bound by such agreements would be able to switch jobs without fear of potential litigation from their employer. HousingWire Magazine delivered to your home or office.

How LOs can capitalize on social media channels while remaining compliant

Housing Wire

Exponentially increase your loan officers’ origination potential without incurring additional expense? Examiners such as the CFPB and FDIC provide stringent oversight of digital activity, and mistakes can cost you and your loan officers dearly.

Why 28% of mortgage applicants never close the loan

Housing Wire

I have a refinance client in California and they own a geodesic dome home,” said Glessner, a senior loan officer at Draper & Kramer Mortgage in Englewood, Colorado. Lonnie Glessner isn’t normally one to turn down business. But with origination volume expected to exceed $3.4

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 9: New Construction

Riverfront Appraisals

Welcome to the September edition of our blog series, The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. This entire year, I’ve been blogging once a month with the purpose of assisting loan officers to better understand the appraisal process.

LoanSnap unveils new cloud-based portal

Housing Wire

LoanSnap has unveiled a cloud-based portal called LoanFLow that will allow licensed brokers and loan officers in the U.S. The company says its new LoanFlow portal will allow originators to close loans in as little as 24 hours and in 15 days on average, the company said.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 8:  Appraiser Bias – Not Just About Color

Riverfront Appraisals

This entire year, I’ve been blogging once a month with the purpose of assisting loan officers to better understand the appraisal process. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 8: Appraiser Bias – Not Just About Color appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals.

Interfirst to lay off 140 employees

Housing Wire

issued pink slips to over 350 non-commissioned loan officers, a workforce reduction that former workers claimed to represent more than half of Interfirst’s entire staff. The workforce reduction is also focused on mortgage loan production.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals, Part 1:  The Final Inspection

Riverfront Appraisals

Welcome to the very first post in our all-new series The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals, Part 1: The Final Inspection appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals. Hey friends!

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 10:  How Extraordinary Assumptions Are Used

Riverfront Appraisals

Welcome to the October edition of our blog series, The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. If you’ve been following along with us, you know this is part 10 in our year-long series on appraisals and the loan officer.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 6:  How are FHA Appraisals Different From Others?

Riverfront Appraisals

Right now on our Appraisal Blog, we’re all about helping Loan Officers. This post is part six of a 12-part series we’re calling The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 6: How are FHA Appraisals Different From Others?

Redfin acquires Bay Equity, pink slips 121 staff

Housing Wire

The real estate company entered into an agreement to acquire mortgage lender Bay Equity Home Loans for $135 million, two-thirds in cash and one-third in stocks, Redfin said in a press release and public filing. Origination Acquisition mortgage loan officers Redfin

Union Home Mortgage the latest to trim workforce

Housing Wire

The residential housing market has turned quickly due to historically low inventory of homes for sale and a rapid rise in interest rates due to inflation,” Cindy Flynn, chief marketing and communications officer, said in a statement. “We,

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 12:  Frequently Asked Questions

Riverfront Appraisals

We made it to the end of a year-long series called the Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals! The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 12: Frequently Asked Questions appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals. Well, we did it!

The LO edge in 2022? Realtors, Realtors, Realtors

Housing Wire

According to three loan originators speaking at a policy summit hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals in Washington D.C. “I’m really good at conventional loans, I’m just OK with jumbo products.

In wake of scandal, LOs say continuing education programs get failing grade?

Housing Wire

If you’re a mortgage loan officer with a decade of experience in the industry, you have likely spent over 80 hours taking continuing education courses. Tricky situations can arise in mortgage lending, especially when navigating less-common products or originating non-agency loans.

12 Things Every Loan Officer Needs from Their Lender

On Q Financial

High-performing loan officers (LOs) have been here before and have learned the lessons required for longevity. A suitable lender knows how to craft an attractive offer to a good loan officer. Are Loan Products Competitively Priced? Uncategorized Loan Officer

Banks Report Weaker Demand for Home Loans

Eyes on Housing

In the first quarter of 2022, the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) on Bank Lending Practices showed a significant net share of banks reporting more relaxed lending standards and weaker demand for most categories of residential real estate (RRE) loans.

UWM sues broker shop for sending loans to Rocket, Fairway

Housing Wire

” In March 2021, UWM CEO Mat Ishbia announced on Facebook Live that mortgage brokers who did business with Rocket Mortgage or Fairway Independent Mortgage could not also send loans to UWM as of March 15. “This company had hundreds of loans.

DataTrace launches market insight platform for title companies

Housing Wire

Other reports offered include trend, loan officer, and title/lender intersection reports that DataTrace said can be used to identify and compare relationships between title companies and lenders.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 4:  Tips for a Successful Reconsideration of Value

Riverfront Appraisals

This blog is part four of a 12-part series we’re calling The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 4: Tips for a Successful Reconsideration of Value appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals.

Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 3: Communication With The Appraiser

Riverfront Appraisals

This post is part three of a 12-part series we recently launched called The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 3: Communication With The Appraiser appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals.

Who’s the customer in UWM’s wholesaler war?

Housing Wire

I’ve spent years asking top mortgage lending execs this question: who’s your primary customer, loan officers or consumers? market share of loans originated by brokers, per IMF), gave America’s brokers an ultimatum to dump two other wholesalers (with 17.8%

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 2:  Lending on Unique Homes

Riverfront Appraisals

This post is part two of a 12-part series we recently launched called The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 2: Lending on Unique Homes appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals. Welcome back, friends!

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 7:  How Can the Appraisal Process be Sped Up?

Riverfront Appraisals

For the past six months, I’ve been blogging with the purpose of assisting loan officers to better understand the appraisal process. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 7: How Can the Appraisal Process be Sped Up?

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 5:  What is bracketing and why do we do it?

Riverfront Appraisals

Right now on our Appraisal Blog, we’re all about helping Loan Officers. This post is part five of a 12-part series we’re calling The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 5: What is bracketing and why do we do it?

HW+ Member Spotlight: Mark Jones

Housing Wire

As such, we were one of the few lenders in the country that refused to offer subprime loans. At the time, that decision cost us loan officers left and right as they departed for firms that would let them originate anything they wanted.

This techie mortgage broker has cleared $1 billion in originations this year. And now Thuan Nguyen is scaling up

Housing Wire

In 2013, Thuan Nguyen was working out of his chaotic office in the heart of Silicon Valley. At that point, Loan Factory had about 200 loans and just 13 employees. The office was like a market,” Nguyen recalled. “It Quicken Loans , see how big they are?

In a purchase market, rookie LOs may struggle

Housing Wire

Rookies that pursued a career as mortgage loan originators in 2020 air dropped into a scintillating real estate market. HousingWire Magazine delivered to your home or office.

Digital lender Beeline goes on a hiring spree

Housing Wire

According to Beeline, the company plans to unveil a new office in Charlotte in the fall of 2020 – followed by a new branch on the West Coast towards the end of the year. The company has developed an alternative to what is traditionally know as a loan officer role.

Veterans United Home Loans to host virtual career showcase Sept. 2

Housing Wire

Mortgage Research Center , which does business as Veterans United Home Loans , is holding a virtual career showcase Wednesday, September 2, for all interested job applicants. Louis, and its branch offices in about 25 states.

LOs are only human — Tech is necessary to keep up with max loan volumes

Housing Wire

One of the drivers for a pivot to profit is that loans are expensive. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, it costs an average of $7,535 to produce a loan. It also helps position LOs to better educate and advise customers on the right loan products for their needs.

Q4 2021: Multifamily Lending Standards Slightly Ease

Eyes on Housing

In Q4 2021, multifamily loans’ demand, on net, was 37.7 Read More › Economics c&i loans commercial real estate loans FHA loan limits FHFA residential real estate Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey single-family mortgages sloos