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In addition to his daily commentary shared with thousands, mortgage industry maven Rob Chrisman regularly offers his thoughts on an industry topic in a blog-style article posted here, on the STRATMOR website.

Primer on the Federal Reserve and Mortgage Rates

April 13, 2022
We’ve all seen recent reports about inflation and certainly felt its effects. In discussions with STRATMOR clients, everyone is being...Read More
American Dream homeownership

Lenders Continue to Pivot

March 15, 2022
At the risk of using an overused term, as we wrap up the first quarter of 2022, originators and lenders...Read More

What’s Next?

February 18, 2022

If I told you, with 100 percent certainty, that mortgage rates were going to increase in 2022,...Read More

Opening the Door to Consumer Direct

January 11, 2022
“When one door closes another door opens. Other than that, it’s a pretty good car.” I included that witticism to...Read More

The Personal Touch

December 13, 2021
For decades, loan officers (LOs) and brokers around the nation have been wondering about the future of their livelihood. As...Read More

A Primer on Hedging Servicing

November 12, 2021
STRATMOR has seen that the pace of blocks of servicing being sold and bought, large and small, has increased dramatically,...Read More

Grow Your Business But Don’t Step Over a Dollar to Save a Dime

October 5, 2021
Residential lenders, whether they be depository banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks, or brokers, are often concerned with the time...Read More

M & A Snapshot

September 8, 2021
A merger with another lender or vendor, or an acquisition, is newsworthy. For some owners, being acquired has been a...Read More

Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse

August 9, 2021
On July 9, President Biden issued a broad Executive Order (E.O.) that includes provisions related to the...Read More

A Primer on What Originators Should Know About the Fed

July 8, 2021
A popular topic among investors, economists, and analysts is the Federal Reserve’s nearly daily purchases of assets, either through buying...Read More

The Secondary Market’s Presence in the Primary Markets

June 13, 2021
Every originator should know that the demand by investors, whether they are portfolio lenders or owner of securities backed by...Read More

Summer Concerns

May 13, 2021
Last year is in the rearview mirror for lenders, and vigilant owners and senior management teams have their collective eye...Read More

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