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20 Things That Really Happened in 2020

Share this...TwitterLinkedinHave you ever seen a large, long haired, muddy, wet dog shake the debris from its coat? Stuff flies everywhere and sticks to ...
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Make the Season Brighter

Share this...TwitterLinkedinBy all accounts, 2020 has been a banner year for the mortgage lending industry. With rising loan amounts and absurdly low interest rates, ...
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STRATMOR Celebrates Our Founding Partner, Jeff Babcock

Share this...TwitterLinkedinJeff Babcock, senior partner and a co-founder of STRATMOR Group, will retire at the end of 2020. As such, STRATMOR is dedicating this ...
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How to Become the Mortgage Lending Choice of Millennials

Share this...TwitterLinkedinEarly forecasts pegged Millennials — those born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 24-39 this year) — as the “Peter Pan Generation,” never wanting ...
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Timing is Everything: Four Must Know Realities About the Mortgage M&A Market

Share this...TwitterLinkedinThis article contains technical details about mortgage mergers and acquisitions, including data, charts and details. But let’s start with a story. Once upon ...
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Originator’s Guide to Surviving Market Constriction

Share this...TwitterLinkedinThere are two types of mortgage originators; those in it for the short money and those in it for the long money. In ...
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How Will History View 2020? Mortgage Banking Executive Perspectives

Share this...TwitterLinkedinLooking back over my mortgage banking career, I wish I had kept a diary. I lived and worked through the savings and loan ...
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Efficiency and Happy Borrowers: Digital Tools Bring Both

Share this...TwitterLinkedinIt’s certainly a good time to be in the mortgage business, at least financially speaking. The biggest concern that we keep hearing at ...
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E-Closings and the Borrower Experience

Share this...TwitterLinkedinTime has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020. While we wade through the likes of a pandemic not seen in 100 ...
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