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. 61, No. 6, March

A Broker's Market
Brokers are looking at the refi business as gravy that will turn 2001 from a good year into a great one. Many view the current boom as the reward for being a long-time originator--sticking with the business during good and bad times. Wholesalers,...
As the World Churns, Think like a Consumer
THREE MONTHS INTO THE NEW millennium and we find ourselves smack in the middle of a 1998-caliber refinancing boom. While this means near-record mortgage production, with 2001 volume estimated to hit $1.4 trillion, it also means more of what our industry...
Keeping PROMISES
In a 1996 report, Freddie Mac made big claims for its nascent automated underwriting service, Loan Prospector[R]. It's been five years and millions of mortgage originations later. Has Loan Prospector lived up to its billing? THEIR STORIES WERE COMPELLING:...
Loan Processing Technology: Internet Standard or Proprietary?
WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASING loan processing software or upgrading existing loan origination system (LOS) applications, information technology (IT) managers face a challenge: choosing between traditional client-server software or hosted systems that...
Origination Marketing 101
The basics of marketing start with picking your target audience. The tactics all flow from there. Here is a refresher course in how mortgage originators can make marketing pay. Chances are you are reading this not because you have a burning desire...
People
Pete Wissinger has been named chief executive officer for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines, Iowa. Randall E. Howard has been elected to the board of directors and Cathy Chessin has been named corporate secretary of Hibernia Corporation in New...
Radian Group's Q4 Earnings Up 26 Percent
PHILADELPHIA-BASED RADIAN GROUP, INC., has announced reported net income of $64.4 million for fourth-quarter 2000, compared with $48.2 million in the fourth quarter of 1999. Net income per share was $1.66, compared with $1.25 in fourth-quarter 1999....
REFI Ripple Effects
We see the early signs of a big origination boom in 2001. Refinancings surged dramatically in January, leading many to believe this year might rival the record set in 1998--the last refi boom year. COMING INTO 2001, THE MORTGAGE ORIGINATION MARKET...
Ride the Wave
SUDDENLY, IT'S BOOM TIME AGAIN. A COUPLE OF QUICK, AGGRESSIVE FED MOVES AND suddenly originators are working their tails off. This time around, there are a few different twists. Remember those e-originators we had all written off? Hey, they love...
Saving Money by Spending Money
THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT COMPAnies (particularly small or midsized ones) do to save money on training that do not actually save money, although they may seem to do so superficially. I can illustrate this best by discussing a hypothetical scenario....
The Brave New World of Direct-Response TV
LET'S BEGIN THIS DISCUSSION about the mortgage industry, the Internet and marketing in general with a look at the "Contour Pillow." Anyone who has ever watched cable television has seen the advertisement in which a restless, pajama-clad model struggles...
The New Washington Agenda
With a new man in the White House and an evenly split Congress, where will housing policy go in the coming year? We talked to some policy experts, like Nicolas Retsinas of the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies and Congressman Richard...
Toronto's Renewal
Toronto's halo as a world-class, international city slipped in the mid-1990s, as investment slumped and services shriveled. Then a resurgence of high-rise housing--making the city North America's condo capital-kicked in. Now a $C12.2 billion plan to...
Who's Who in Wholesale 2000
BEFORE EXAMINING THE 2000 RESULTS, let's define some terms and talk a little about the history of this article series. For the past 13 years, Wholesale Access--a research, advisory and publishing company specializing in mortgage banking--has collected,...
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