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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

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

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

A Vegas-based Niche Lender Serious About Growth

May 16, 2017 |

If you’ve been watching the mortgage industry news, you know that homebuyers came out in droves during the first quarter of this year. According to the National Association of Realtors, the first quarter saw the strongest quarterly sales pace in … Read More

The Greatest Generation?

May 15, 2016 |

By Mr. Gripes

My father was a member of the so-called ‘greatest’ generation. He enlisted in the Army right after Pearl Harbor, joining up by March 1942. He didn’t have to enlist; in fact, it was a significant sacrifice as … Read More

Why you should have a spot for the “Big Game”

January 25, 2016 |

By Rick Grant

Out of fear that we might actually try to make money with this space one day and have the National Football League find an unpaid reference to its “big game” on our pages, I’ll refer to the … Read More

A Loan to Low-to-Mod Borrowers that Republicans can Tout?

January 5, 2015 |

By Scott Kersnar

The last time I posted to this blog (belated Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all), I suggested that Republicans might want to find some way of doing something for homeseekers and homeowners of … Read More

A bright-line mortgage strategy for Republicans

November 25, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

Demographic experts keep telling us that the Republican base that always votes in midterm elections is older, white, defensive and resistant to change. In general elections, that GOP core get outvoted by a Democrat majority that is … Read More

Dreaming of a private mortgage market?

October 8, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

“The securitization of mortgage notes can not only fund a country’s housing sector, it can also create financial assets that will provide better returns to investors than are otherwise available.” So said Bill Frey toward the very … Read More

Extra, Extra, We Have A Patent

August 15, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

Awhile back someone asked for my two bits on why it’s so difficult to get press coverage on an announcement of a mortgage technology patent. He didn’t specify which patent press release he was talking about, but … Read More