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Millennials Want to Buy Homes. Can the Mortgage Industry Help Them?

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. With skyrocketing rents in many parts of the country, buying a home is beginning to look more attractive to millennials. Jeannie Smith, VP of sales and a home loan officer at Guardian Mortgage discusses how Millennials desire homeownership but struggle financially and how the mortgage industry can help.

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Leaning on Technology to Go beyond the CFPB Minimum

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. In this piece, Aaron King, founder and CEO of Snapdocs examines how technological advances can help alleviate some of the added pressures from the CFPB's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule.

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The Low Down on the CFPB’s Marketing Service Agreements Bulletin: The Agency Gave the Industry What it Wanted…No Surprises Here

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. In this blog post, Kerri Panchuk, executive director, Membership Groups at The Five Star Institute discusses how all firms in the mortgage finance space–from lenders, servicers, title companies and appraisers–are officially ‘on notice’, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issuing a bulletin Thursday, providing guidance on what constitutes a mortgage kickback or referral fee when setting up marketing services agreements.

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Moving Out of the Comfort Zone to Build a New Bottom Line

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. This piece features John Vella, chief revenue officer of Altisource Portfolio Solutions, discussing how the residential property market is recovering–but at the same time, it’s experiencing a shrinking pool of the refinancing and distressed opportunities.

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The First TRID Transaction: Five Questions Lenders Should Ask Settlement Providers

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. It’s finally here. After nearly two full years of intense discussion and preparation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosures rule has taken the mortgage industry by storm. Nancy Tarr, VP of national escrow operations at First American Title Insurance Corp., provides a checklist of questions that lenders should ask settlement providers while navigating this new process.

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Marketing Compliance for Today’s Lenders

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. Lenders in today's market often face compliance challenges that bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to their door with a huge fine. Mary Beth Doyle, founder of LoyaltyExpress examines these compliance issues and advises lenders on an effective way to avoid regulatory repercussions.

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Countdown to TRID–The Final Implementation Checklist

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. This advisory piece features Tim Anderson, director of eServices for DocMagic, Inc., providing a final checklist to ensure mortgage lenders and servicers are fully prepared for TRID and avoid costly fines.

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TRID: One Month Away, Are You Prepared?

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. It’s official! The TRID rule goes into effect one month from today. Are you prepared? John Vong of ComplianceEase and Jonathan Kunkle of GuardianDocs weigh-in on the upcoming TRID implementation date and what companies can do to ensure their technology is ready.

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