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What Will the Future Hold for Commercial Mortgage Servicers

August 22, 2017 |

By Tim Moreland

In 2016, the mortgage industry originated $502 billion in commercial mortgages, which was down just a bit from the $504 billion lenders originated in 2015. The Mortgage Bankers Association had forecast $515 billion in lending activity for … Read More

Mr. Gripes: Our Disastrous Mayor

August 17, 2017 |

Mr. Gripes, once a card-carrying liberal, has been disenchanted with them for a long time: Conservatives, i.e., Republicans, invariably govern utilizing ill-conceived, cruel and economy-destroying policies alongside hollow promises, but Liberal ones, i.e., Democrats, go one better: they promise the … Read More

Creating content that matters and using it well

August 4, 2017 |

By Rick Grant

Coming as I do from from a trade journalism background, when people talk about content to me I’m often thinking about something different than they are. The marketing world has come to the realization that content is … Read More

Mr. Gripes on Venezuela’s Plight

July 18, 2017 |

In my mid-teens, for one week during a summer, I accompanied my father to a medical conference in Caracas, Venezuela. My dad enjoyed the company, and both my parents must have figured a short trip to a foreign country might … Read More

Rebuilding Detroit: Exceleras Supports Homebuyer Workshop

July 14, 2017 |

By Rick Grant

By the height of the foreclosure crisis, banks had so many loans moving through the default process that one in 248 American households had received a foreclosure notice. It was a crisis the likes of which this … Read More

Mr. Gripes: Trump’s Not Going Anywhere

June 28, 2017 |

By Mr. Gripes

Not So Fast, Democrats

On several occasions, with the all-too-obvious backing of much of the ‘independent’ press, the Democrats were going to ‘stick it’ to Donald Trump, and ‘swipe’ a Congressional seat away from the Republicans, paving … Read More

Guest Post: Making Valuation Tech Look More Like Consumer Tech

June 14, 2017 |

Or: Consumer tech all set to take the Real Estate Valuation industry by storm

By Tim Moreland

If you’ve ever been to a consumer technology trade show, you’ll understand why consumers are so tech savvy these days. Developers who cater … Read More

Is Podcasting Coming Back?

June 5, 2017 |

By Rick Grant

Podcasting. You’ve heard of it, right? According to The Morning Brew Newsletter, if you’re not familiar, you’re not alone. The newsletter’s editors report that 45% of people don’t know the term. But over the last decade it’s … Read More

The Mortgage Lender’s Next Legal Battlefield

May 30, 2017 |

By Rick Grant

In the years since the financial crash of 2007-08, financial services firms involved in the home finance industry have spent billions on legal fees and financial settlements stemming from their business activities prior to the meltdown. To … Read More

Mr. Gripes Tackles Politics

May 17, 2017 |

Media’s Crocodile Tears

Really It’s Not That Bad, Is It, Mr. Tapper? — It’s been tough sledding for Mr. Gripes since Donald Trump’s election. How on earth is anything he chooses to write about going to compete – on an … Read More