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Growing Your Business Opportunities by Helping First-time Homebuyers: Part One

Advising first-time homebuyers can be a unique challenge: often time-consuming, but with the potential to build long-term clients. Now there are many resources to save you time and make you a hero to these clients. Read on for specific ideas and guides, in this first...

Jumbo Changes for Jumbo Mortgages

Jumbo mortgage products have been in the headlines recently because of both a dramatic adjustment to credit standards and the probable increase in baseline jumbo loan thresholds. Jumbo lending has picked up velocity in markets where home prices are increasing and pushing more loans across the jumbo...

Detecting and Avoiding Short Sale Fraud

Short sales are usually legitimate transactions that serve the interests of multiple honest parties, including lenders, borrowers and buyers.  But enter dishonest parties—sometimes with a cast of accomplices—and you have perfect recipe for fraud.  This fraud is common enough to generate its own name: flopping. A...