MBA Tech Conference Coverage: Mortgage Lending Needs More Tech, Millennials

My eyes and ears are always wide open when it comes to best practices and hiring trends within our industry. After all, it’s my goal to surround Finance of America and our wonderful associates with the best and brightest out there.


I make it to a fair share of networking events and conferences but, like the rest of us, I can’t be everywhere at all times. That’s why I rely on industry coverage and reputable sources like HousingWire to fill me in. They rarely disappoint, and this week’s coverage of MBA’s National Technology in Mortgage Banking […]

Reverse Mortgages

Baby Boomer retirement funds may come from savings, Social Security and investment income; however, a reverse mortgage could now be their best source to complete their longevity planning puzzle.


With the market changing its about product diversification. It’s an opportune time to explore how to expand your business within the Finance of America family. We’ve created this guide to help you better understand how the reverse mortgage can be a versatile planning tool for your Boomer customers. Click the image below to read the full […]

A ‘Tax’ing Issue

The average tax refund in 2015 was more than $3,000, according to the IRS. This may not be enough to fully fund a 20 percent down payment on a new home, but you can be darn sure it still goes a long way! And that is just the average refund. Keep in mind many taxpayers will receive substantially more.


Those of you who know me or frequent my blog know that I’m a huge proponent of creative ideas and thinking outside the box. I’m also big on ingenuity and finding opportunity – and closings – wherever you can. Well, tax season is the perfect time for that! While the last part of the year […]

A Sit Down With One of Our Own

The ultimate goal: create a self-sustaining, high-functioning housing finance system that makes mortgages available to as many people as possible.


The Real Deal blog recently chatted with Bill Killmer, MBA’s senior vice president of legislative and political affairs, about all things industry related. From pressing legislative tasks to Ben Carson, Trump and Dodd Frank, it was quite a thorough, informative interview. While I encourage you to read the post in its entirety, here are a […]

Survey Shows Highs, Lows of the Mortgage Process

The survey touched on a barrage of topics, including lender trust and satisfaction, mortgage lender selection and how to improve the mortgage process. The company selected a random, nationwide sample of 22- to 49-year-old mortgage borrowers to determine what we, as an industry, are doing right – and what we can improve upon.


Mortgage resource provider FREEandCLEAR just released the results of its latest mortgage survey, which gives an in-depth look into the mindset of borrowers and, most importantly, into the way they feel about us and the entire loan process. This kind of data is invaluable as we hone our skills, tighten our procedures and provide the […]