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Is Title Insurance Overpriced?
March 21, 2005 Title Insurance Fees Paid by Borrowers Include Referral Costs "I recently read that some of the large title insurance companies have been kicking back to home builders 50% of the premiums collected from the people who buy houses from the builders. Doesn ... more...

Does Mortgage Brokerage Attract Rogues?
July 5, 1999 "You have had some unflattering things to say about mortgage brokers... Do you believe that the industry attracts rogues?" I don?t believe that the industry attracts more than its share of rogues, but it ... more...

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Standard Uniform Loan Application, Form 1003
Standard Uniform Loan Application, Form 1003 A standard loan application widely used in the mortgage industry. Lenders use Fannie Mae Form 1003 to record relevant financial information about an applicant who applies for a conventional one- to four-family mortgage. Download ... more...

Back End Points vs. Front End Points
Back End Points vs. Front End Points A point is a type of mortgage slang for a percentage point. The technical term for point is loan origination fee. In laymen terms, a point is a fee you pay to a lender or broker. ... more...

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Securing the Best Mortgage Rate
If you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance the one you are currently living in, you will want to find the best mortgage rate out there.Securing the best mortgage rate for you really isnt that difficult if you are willing to take some time and educate yourself, as well as put out some ... more...

Houston Mortgage Bankers
A mortgage is a sound investment. The real estate and mortgage industries are booming and most finance gurus are telling us to go in on some type of mortgage investment. Trillions of dollars are invested in residential mortgages; as well as commercial mortgage markets various insurances companies ... more...

Considering a Mortgage Refinance
If you are looking for a mortgage refinance, it never hurts to shop around for the best rate and deal. Shopping around could mean the difference between paying or saving thousands of dollars in closing costs, and interest fees.If time happens to be on your side, and you dont need to refinance your ... more...

Fight for the Future
The mortgage industry has experienced one of its most-prosperous times in recent history. Just 10 years ago, our field was one-sixth the size of what it is now. Since then, we have seen a boom in loan volume and a massive influx of professionals to the industry.As these wonderful things were ... more...

How To Become a Mortgage Broker
The mortgage industry accounted for $1,815,949,279,000 in loan transactions in 2004. That's one trillion, eight hundred and fifteen billion, nine hundred and forty-nine million, two hundred and seventy nine thousand dollars... in one year!Mortgage brokers average better than 1% commission on every ... more...

Develop Your Marketing Ideas from Outside Your Own Industry
The mortgage industry has faced up to some pretty demanding challenges over the last few years and only now does it appear to be settling down to something like normality.So as the market moves onwards and upwards,I think there is a lot the lending industry can gain by taking a look at marketing ... more...

Finance Career - Finance Job
Many people are drawn to money. Not just to have more of it (who doesn't?), but to actually participate in the finance industry and make a career out of it.Did you know that some of the most successful people in finance and investments never pursued finance in college? Did you know many never even ... more...

Desperately Seeking Good Leads, The Adventure Driven Loan Officer
As loan officers, the word lead is by far one of the most common words we use during the day, it is the topic of many of our conversations, it is praised and cursed, it is good and it is bad, it is loved and it is hated, on bad days it is hard to find, and on good days it falls right into our lap ... more...

New Home Purchase
So the time has come for you to purchase a new home. Purchasing a new home is by far one of the largest financial transactions you will ever make in your life, so you will want to take your time and learn as much as you can about the mortgage industry.The first question that comes to peoples minds ... more...

Shop Around for a Mortgage
If you have decided to take the leap into home ownership or you are interested in refinancing your current mortgage, one of the first things you will need to do is track down a mortgage.I honestly cant tell you just how many mortgage companies there are in the United States, but I can tell you this ... more...

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