Lenders are easing standards, making it easier to obtain a mortgage



Government-backed mortgage services Fannie Mae says that lenders are easing their standards for consumers to qualify for a mortgage.

Online mortgage application processor Blend raises $100M in new round



A San Francisco-based startup called Blend that aims to simplify the mortgage application process has just raised a hefty $100 million funding round to help it achieve that goal.

Dodd-Frank Act set to be overhauled following House vote



The House voted on Thursday to roll back many of the banking rules under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which increased regulatory oversight of financial institutions.

The US Real Estate Lending scam network



The US real estate market has always offered opportunities for both foreign and domestic developers and Investors.

Investing Your Private Money In Todays Market



There are many ways to successfully invest in real estate. One that is currently taking on a renewed life is private money lending. With the banks sitting on the sidelines, private lending creates an opportunity for investors to make a high return while having their money secured by real property. Private money lending can be […]

How Business Lending Solutions Can Help Your Independent Real Estate Brokerage Firm Keep the Lights On



The real estate world is changing. In a July 2015 Washington Post article, real estate agents from across the country identified some of the biggest challenges that the industry is currently facing. Several experts pointed out that the real estate brokerage world is flooded with “untrained” or “unethical” agents. This trend hurts the industry as […]

Lenders unlikely to budge on credit standards anytime soon



Anyone who was hoping that the banks might be about to ease their credit standards will have to wait a while longer.

2016 Looks to Be a Bullish Mortgage Market



According to the new Lenders One® Mortgage Barometer, a survey of 200 mortgage lending professionals, nearly two in three mortgage lending professionals (62 percent) expect mortgage purchase production to increase, with an overall average anticipated increase of 11 percent in 2016. Also, 87 percent believe the mortgage purchase market will be somewhat to extremely active. Mortgage lenders’ […]

Hard Money Loans When It’s Your Only Option



Although bank loans are still difficult to come by, there are multiple financing sources available. More and more retirement funds are being pulled out of the stock market and being invested in private mortgages. Crowd funding is becoming another viable alternative. These funding sources work well once you have them in place. However, it can […]

Hard Money Lenders and Real Estate Values



Overall, hard money lenders generally don’t value real estate in the same ways as investors and other real estate professionals. As an investor, you should know your local market inside out. You should instinctively have a good idea of the property value after a brief inspection. What’s different for hard money lenders is they typically […]

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