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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

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

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

Mr. Gripes: Post-election impressions

December 2, 2016 |

By Jim Israel, aka ‘Mr. Gripes’

Mr. Gripes understands perfectly well you’re as fatigued as I am regarding the length, idiocy and vituperation of this past Presidential campaign, but there’s no way in hell it’s going to change: the networks, i.e., … Read More

Mr. Gripes: A premonition moment, Hillary’s Calamity of Missteps

November 27, 2016 |

By Jim Israel, aka ‘Mr. Gripes’

Sweet Revenge….It was seven or eight years ago, and a fair distance from home, that Mr. Gripes experienced the moment when a victory by a persona like Donald Trump became inevitable.

Reminiscing a bit, … Read More

The Inseparable Combination of Archiving and Investigations

August 1, 2016 |

By Andrea Lee Negroni

Most financial professionals are already familiar with the many and varied rules for archiving communications in regulated industries, including mortgage banking. At both the federal and state level, these rules lay out requirements for data retention, … Read More