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Mortgage Industry is Unclear About CFPB’s New Servicing Rule

Mortgage Industry is Unclear About CFPB’s New Servicing Rule

The mortgage industry is anticipating significant changes when it implements the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2016 Servicing Rule, but determining how those changes will affect operations will have to wait until the rule is fully implemented.

The CFPB will not allow early compliance with the new regulations, which leaves the mortgage servicing industry left questioning how […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Editorial, Market Trends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dodd-Frank: The End Is Near?

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump frequently discussed the need to scrap the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Act”).  Following the election, the President-elect’s transition team signaled that reform will most likely come incrementally. The area most likely to be tackled first encompasses the portions of the Act that have hampered lending by small lenders and […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Market Trends, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crowdfunders’ alternative lending solutions add value to the marketplace

Borrowers investing in single-family residential real estate now have access to more alternative funding sources than perhaps any time in U.S. history.

Part of that opportunity comes through crowdfunding, which appeared around 2003 when Brian Camelio, a Boston-based musician, started ArtistShare, a website where artists could seek donations from their fans to produce recordings, according to authors […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

Gray is the New ‘It’ Color

Stop by a Sherwin-Williams store and you’ll see that gray is replacing beige as the go-to neutral color for interior decorating. This anecdote provides a platform for a plethora of bad puns, because the graying of the Baby Boomer population is having a major impact on the housing market.

The aging of Baby Boomers presents both […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Market Trends, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Trust your Gut” Marketing is a Bust for 2017

Data-driven decision making is increasingly valued above the “trust your gut” way of thinking. In the very beginning, there just were no tools and information needed to conceive and measure the effectiveness of our efforts. We all were forced to rely on our guy feelings when it came to assessing the success of our marketing […]

By |December 27th, 2016|Market Trends, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules Get Green Light From SEC

This past week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it easier for businesses to raise capital through crowdfunding efforts. The SEC adopted new and amended crowdfunding rules to allow companies to raise capital from small offerings more quickly and from out-of-state investors. SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White made the announcement of new Rule 147A, […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Editorial, Market Trends, News Story, Private Lender|0 Comments

Breathe Life into Your Marketing

Outbound marketing is not dead. That’s right, those messages sent to an audience through TV, cold-calling, e-mails, direct mail and paid searches is alive and well!
Inbound marketing—regarded as the future of marketing—has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years. Marketers across the globe prioritize inbound marketing over outbound. The decline of outbound marketing […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

Navigating the Private Lending Market

Private lending can yield better returns than stock and bond markets. If you understand the fundamentals and know how to conduct proper due diligence for each transaction, you can earn solid returns while minimizing your risk.

A little more knowledge and effort can give you better returns in private money loans. Electronic transactions that require pushing […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Editorial, Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

Nobody Wants to Suck at their Job

A writer for Fast Company once said, “How you treat project deadlines can speak volumes about your organization’s commitment to the work.” It has inspired these tough love tips to get things moving like a well-oiled machine.

A huge factor as to why so many organizations have so much trouble doing what they intend to do—on […]

By |July 26th, 2016|Editorial, Market Trends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CFPB Continues with Rulemaking Agenda

On May 18, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) posted its semiannual update regarding the Bureau’s rulemaking agenda. The Spring 2016 agenda contains an overview and timetable for the CFPB’s current initiatives. We have provided an overview of the most significant initiatives below.

Arbitration Agreements
The Bureau issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Market Trends|0 Comments