What is going to happen to appraisers in 2017?

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FREE HousingWire Webinar — Wednesday, March 1 Are industry policies surrounding appraisers helping or hurting the housing industry? Fannie Mae recently clarified their existing policy allowing an unlicensed or uncertified appraiser, or appraiser trainee, to complete property inspection without requiring a supervisor appraiser to also inspect the property. Will this move help address the appraiser shortage, get fees back in … Read More

Housing Outlook 2017: Trump’s Mortgage Nation

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FREE HousingWire Webinar — Thursday, January 26 You have questions about the next President? We have the answers. A new year brings new uncertainties, but 2017 brings a new President and administration with not just an unknown level of change, but an unknown amount of change. Join HousingWire as we host a free extended Q&A session featuring key industry experts answering your questions … Read More

Is your company one of housing’s top tech innovators? Hurry up and prove it!

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Deadline quickly approaching for 2017 HW TECH100  As the calendar ticks ever so much closer to 2017, the housing industry pushes ever so much further into the technological revolution, one that promises to reshape how the entire industry operates. We here at HousingWire, your loyal companions on this journey into the future, know that there are hundreds (if not thousands) … Read More

Legal and Regulatory Update on Electronic Mortgage Closings — Free Webinar

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Originators big and small have successfully automated the initial stages of the mortgage process, however, because the closing process is so complex, this has historically impeded adoption of an all-electronic process. To remain relevant, however, mortgage lenders must adopt closing processes that are more convenient for both consumers and banks. Join us as two of the most experienced authorities on … Read More

MBA Annual — Planning Your Post-Conference Marketing Strategy (Part 2)

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Another MBA Annual has passed. Don’t know about you, but we’ve spent several days in non-stop meetings with clients and prospective customers. Our throats are sore from talking so much and we have emptied our business card reserve. We’re actually glad to get back to the office, but now that we are back, what’s next? Often we put so much … Read More

MBA Annual — Planning Your Post-Conference Marketing Strategy (Part 1)

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With MBA Annual just days away, it’s safe to assume that we’re all busy putting the final touches on our activities surrounding the industry’s largest gathering of real estate finance professionals. We all dedicate hundreds of hours to conference planning, developing marketing materials, scheduling meetings, planning announcements, and preparing for panel discussions. Last month, we talked about the importance of … Read More

Lend Confidently: Remove TRID Risk

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Loan origination volume is expected to reach $1.8 trillion in 2017 according to estimates from FBR & Co. While this growth is good news for the housing finance market, constant adjustments to TRID and QM continue to impact potential growth for lenders. HousingWire has assembled an expert panel to take your questions on all things regulatory and TRID related, including: … Read More

Conference Marketing — Pre-Show Marketing Strategy (Part 2)

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In September, we covered the importance of pre-show marketing to improve event marketing ROI. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research found that the conversion of booth visitors to qualified leads rose 50% following pre-show promotion. Other trade show industry research shows that roughly 70% of trade show attendees plan a list of brands/booths to visit before even setting foot on … Read More

Mortgage Disruption! Discover how Digital Closings are transforming the industry. Right now.

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The typical roadblocks to taking your business digital have been busted. It’s easy to get started, and the transformation for your business can get you producing eNotes in just 90 days. Right now, any real estate-related business can implement a digital strategy with minimal capital and pain, regardless of how big or small the operation is. This is not a … Read More