Mortgage Banking

Founded in 1939, Mortgage Banking Magazine is a professional trade magazine published by Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. The magazine is published monthly and serves the banking, real estate and financial markets. Janet Hewitt is the editor-in-chief.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, November

A More Hospitable Outlook
In the first half of this year, hotel occupancies posted a welcome upturn. Now, a new study examines whether prices, too, may have finally bottomed out for this hard-hit class of commercial property. An improvement in occupancy rates during the past...
High Profile
This is a modern age story of a mortgage company that grew and grew and grew, out of inspiration, hard work, and mind-bending speed in delivering loans into the secondary market. It's also a story of a high-profile CEO and a different approach to mortgage...
Marketing Mortgages on MARS
This system may be the prototype for the way mortgages are marketed routinely in the not-too-distant future. It's new-age technology married to mortgage processing, and it even sounds borrower-friendly. DURING 1992, A NUMBER OF major national lenders...
Resurrecting Special Forbearance
Imagine for a moment what the world of loan servicing might be like if FHA conducted itself like a business? Consider how this new FHA might go about trying to save some of its own insurance funds in the area of defaults and foreclosures. And think...
Sculpting a New Service Company
Now, with its own servicing portfolio and wholesale operation, GE has quietly become a multiproduct mortgage powerhouse that is tailoring its services to whatever its customers need. The one-time mortgage insurer is focusing on building strategic partnerships...
Targeting Hot Prospects
There is no magic formula for making the phone ring. But carefully targeting top Realtors and systematically marketing your services and image to them should light a fire under your production volume. During this latest wave of consumer refinancings,...
The Regulatory Jungle
Getting an endless stream of reg updates and agency underwriting changes out to your staff in the field is a daunting task. Getting them out in a timely and accessible manner is even tougher. How does your firm collect, distribute and maintain regulatory...
There Must Be a Better Way
The small branch production-mode could soon be ancient history. The inefficiencies, poor service and snail-like pace of this way of delivering mortgages make it destined for extinction, as technology breeds a new species of competitor. For decades,...
This Old House Gets Rehabbed
Fannie Mae has a new nationwide pilot program to make it easier for homeowners to find the money to bring an older, outdated home up to today's living standards. LAST SEASON, ABC'S TIM ALLEN CREATED A HIT show with "Home Improvement," a take off on...
Welcome to the 21st Century
It's almost funny. While so many aspects of the secondary mortgage market are highly sophisticated and high tech, the backroom remains mired in 18th-century real estate law and pounds of paper. Contrast the need to execute and sometimes record mortgage...
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