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Weekly Roundup: Jan. 26th, 2018

Posted by Jenn Theone on January 26, 2018

Get through your Friday with weekly news round ups from The Knowledge Coop. This Friday we talk about Caliber Home Loans, Amazon's potential HQ2, expiring mortgage moratoriums in Puerto Rico, & plenty more!

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Mortgage Lenders: Why and How to Build a Culture of Compliance

Posted by Kristin O'Neill on November 21, 2017

Compliance Matters for Mortgage Loan Originators

Here's a question for you MLOs: Why is it important to work in an environment where compliance is valued? Why does it matter to you? I mean, can't you just go out and do your job to the best of...

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Consistency in Process [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on November 15, 2017

What is it in your company that is driving you absolutely batty? We talk to a lot of loan officers every year around this time and unfortunately, the message is usually the same. Consider how cool it would be to do this exercise in your company...

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Happy Thanksgiving! [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on November 13, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hoping we can help you save time and still provide delicious desserts to your next gathering. 

We may joke about making pie, but we never joke about helping you and your company stay compliant in a challenging compliance...

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Does Technology Care? [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on November 08, 2017

The answer to the question is no.  Technology does not care.  Unless AI becomes a very real interactive piece of the puzzle, and there are serious questions about whether that is a good idea or not, the reality is that you are the only thing...

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Se Habla Español? (And other languages) [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on November 01, 2017

It's time for us to consider how we will deal with the FHFA Language Disclosure that is coming. Here are some thoughts from Ken and some reading for you (links below).

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Episode 5: JUMBO [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 30, 2017
Sometimes a loan just doesn't fit conventional lending standards. Those are called Jumbo loans. Let's talk about those!
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MBA Updates are Bearable [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 25, 2017

Ken is at MBA Annual Conference and sharing a few thoughts like: Margins are increasing (if only slightly), the average cost of the loan from cradle to grave is $7,700, and if you're not doing it ethically...well shame on you and you will be...

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Episode 4: ARMs [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 24, 2017

The Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARMs) are not a bad product. But they are not the RIGHT product for many. Before you sell it, and before you buy it, you need to get all the information you can. One great place to start is the ARM Handbook.

See you...

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Open Letter to the NAR [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 18, 2017

Some interesting thoughts hit Ken this last week surrounding RESPA, realtor and loan officers, ethics, and the National Association of Realtors.  

Who could stop this RESPA violation rampage?  Maybe its actually the NAR.  But maybe they don't...

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