If you were charged with putting together a time capsule for 2020 to be opened in 100 years, what would you put in it? Face masks and lockdown orders? Presidential campaign buttons? Videos of hurricanes and wildfires or maybe news footage of social and political protest from across the country?
In our lead article this month, we look at 20 things that really happened in 2020, a year that will certainly be remembered as one of the most challenging of this decade. We include many, but not all, of the noteworthy 2020 events on our list and invite you to look back and remember what we’ve experienced in this extraordinary year. If you are like me, you’ll find at least one event that you’ve forgotten about — and maybe have some that you wish you could. It’s been quite a year!
In our Borrower Experience story this month, MortgageSAT Director Mike Seminari reminds all of us that while the mortgage industry had a banner year, it has been tough year for many borrowers and businesses. He offers suggestions for lenders and loan officers who want to spread some good cheer this holiday season in his article, “Make the Season Brighter.”
On behalf of the STRATMOR team, we wish you and yours a safe, healthy, happy, hope-filled holiday season and a highly anticipated great new year 2021.
By The Insights Editorial Team December 2020
Have you ever seen a large, long haired, muddy, wet dog shake the debris from its coat? Stuff flies everywhere and sticks to everything. It’s a mess to clean up.
This pretty much describes 2020.
As we come to the end of this year, let’s look at some of the events that make 2020 what it is: unprecedented.
MortgageSAT Director Mike Seminari offers ideas to mortgage lenders and loan officers on giving back in the 2020 holiday season.
STRATMOR Senior Partner Jim Cameron summarize the three immutable laws of economics in the context of mortgage industry events and the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Using MortgageSAT Borrower Satisfaction Program data, we’ve pinpointed some relatively easy tactics that provide substantial improvements in overall borrower satisfaction.
Garth Graham discusses four facts any mortgage lender, whether buying or selling their business, needs to know in the current mortgage environment.