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Loan Estimate Challenges

Hawaii’s Biggest LE Challenges

Located about 2,000 miles away from the U.S. mainland, Hawaii has a few unique customs and requirements imposed upon residential real estate transactions in the way of closing fees.

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Deeper Thoughts

How Content Marketing Is Changing the Mortgage Industry

Whether you’re using TikTok, LinkedIn, Anchor or even drawing your market into your own content venue, a big part of successful content marketing is making sure that when the proverbial tree falls in that forest, someone’s there to hear it.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Happy Halloween”

Horace receives a spooky Halloween email.

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Lending Leaders

Live from HousingWire Annual 2022!

For this week’s LLL, we’re excited to share some of the highlights from HousingWire Annual earlier this month! HousingWire knows how to put on a good conference, and we had some great conversations with industry friends and partners while we were there.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Tech Wizard”

It’s always good to have a tech wizard around the office.

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Deeper Thoughts

Are We Asking Ourselves the Right Questions?

When I look back at the start of this year, many of the headlines and topics of interest seemed to ask questions like “will there really be an end to the refinance boom?” Today, we’re starting to get answers to those questions. But others are arising.

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Lending Leaders

TikTok and Mortgage Lending

For this week’s Lending Leaders, Jim Paolino talks with Jordan Nutter, a loan originator with NFM Lending and a TikTok influencer with over 190K followers. They talk all things TikTok and being a mortgage lender with a huge social media following.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Pumpkin Spice”

Horace and Octavia consider a new application for pumpkin spice.

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Deeper Thoughts

Something a Little Different for Conference Season

It was nice to get to meet the editors and reporters who deliver the Housing Wire content every day, as well as some of the people in the C-Suite as well. And they didn’t just make a quick tour of the exhibit hall before fleeing to meetings. They sat with a good number of people and had some great conversations.

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