Web-based tool makes borrower verification a breeze

Now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule has been effective for two years, technology companies are working to provide tools that enable lenders to verify borrower information. The latest tool is VOE Xpress, a web-based solution developed by ComplianceEase that marries verification of employment, or VOE, and speed …

How to set new goals for 2016

Goals are the targets you set to turn your dreams into reality. They help you take your business to the next level by forcing you to focus your attention on the activities that lead to more referrals, more sales and more income …

9 facts about the program for first-time homebuyers that gets no love

Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs) are an attractive option for homebuyers hoping to qualify for a loan in states that run the program. As the program’s tax credits can be used as qualifying income, lenders will underwrite to a higher purchase price t…

No national bubble in sight, but there are some frothy markets

In this article, I plan to divulge those markets that are likely to see slowing price growth in 2016 and possibly, a downward correction. The primary data sources that I used for my analysis were the Case-Shiller Index and the Federal Housing Finance A…

How many turkey dinners does it take to pay rent in LA?

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at Apartment List are excited for the upcoming celebrations: family time, TV, and turkey (lots of it)! Which made us wonder – how much would rent cost in Los Angeles if we paid with Thanksgiving dinners? …

How many turkey dinners does it take to pay rent in Chicago?

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, we at Apartment List are excited for the upcoming celebrations: family time, TV, and turkey (lots of it)! Which made us wonder – how much would rent cost in Chicago if we paid with Thanksgiving dinners? Lo and behold, we present the 2015 Apartment List Turkey Index! …

How many turkey dinners does it take to pay rent in DC?

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at Apartment List are excited for the upcoming celebrations: family time, TV, and turkey (lots of it)! Which made us wonder –  how much would rent cost in Washington DC if we paid with Thanksgiving dinners? Lo and behold, we present the 2015 Apartment List Turkey Index! …

How many turkey dinners does it cost to rent in Miami?

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at Apartment List are excited for the upcoming celebrations: family time, TV and turkey (lots of it)! Which made us wonder – how much would rent cost in Miami if we paid with Thanksgiving dinners? Lo and behold, we present the 2015 Apartment List Turkey Index! …

Why rental demand is up in Dubai

You can’t keep Dubai out of the news. Be it the wondrous structures the emirate keeps churning out or some hotshot celebrity out and about in the city’s sparkling center, Dubai finds a way into the headlines one way or the other …

Should millennials consider buying homes above their current earning capacity?

Helping homebuyers get into high-priced mortgages they can’t afford may have been at the root of the most recent mortgage crisis, but a new Trulia report suggests that buying an expensive home may actually be a good idea in some areas of the country, p…