Compass partners with Guaranteed Rate to launch OriginPoint mortgage services

Tech-powered real estate brokerage Compass has officially entered the mortgage business. The company has announced it’s forming a new mortgage origination firm in partnership with Guaranteed Rate Inc. Compass, which is best known for its technology tools that assist real estate agents in marketing themselves and their listings online, wants to expand its business by

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Here’s why loan officers should attend closings

Buyers should consider requesting that a loan officer is present on closing day if they want to be more satisfied with their deal, according to a new survey.

Here’s how loan officers should work with real estate pros

Real estate agents and loan officers should help to scratch each other’s backs, so to speak. After all, real estate pros can’t sell a home without the help of a loan officer, and loan officers need people to buy homes if they’re to stay in a job.

What To Consider When Qualifying A Short Sale

Short sales are slowly fading into the past but good deals will remain until increasing house values fully exceed under water values. Right now, short sales remain a viable investment option in many markets. Start By Qualifying the Seller While the amount of time it takes loan servicers to decide to accept a short sale

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Retirees Fall Foul of Tight Lending Standards

Decreased monthly incomes among retirees are making it more difficult for people in this age group to buy homes, as many are now unable to qualify for a mortgage now that lending standards have been tightened up.

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