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Home Price Trends on a Regional Level

Home Price Trends on a Regional Level

Home prices have increased in all four US regions over the past five years with some regions experiencing greater gains than others (see chart below). An analysis of nationwide trends provides insight to why this has occurred, and why it is likely to continue into the near future.

Source: NAR

Census data is […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Market Trends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Quick Guide on Lending to Foreign Nationals

How many times have you seen an ad about loans provided to foreign nationals but once you call, the answer you receive only causes more confusion?  There is a very simple way to correct the confusion. We need to understand how to distinguish between two different types of foreign nationals who acquire properties in the […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Editorial, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Anyone Can Claim to be a Leader, but the Key Question is: Will Your Team – and Success for your Business – Follow?

Good leadership is like the light, permeating into every aspect of the business; and poor leadership is like the shadow, darkening many areas of the organization. What is the cause and effect of […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Manage & Lead, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Fair Housing Primer

Private Lenders Need to Be Aware of How the Fair Housing Act Can Impact Their Success.

The Fair Housing Act was designed to protect against discrimination and unfair practices in the process of purchasing residential real estate, including applying for and acquiring a reasonable loan. For private lenders, it’s essential to understand how the Fair Housing […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deeper Meaning: Today’s Concept of Fair Housing Goes Beyond Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) originally introduced meaningful federal enforcement of laws guaranteeing that no person could be denied the ability to buy or rent a dwelling because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin.

Now the concept of fair housing has even broader reach, […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Serial Entrepreneur Bill Green Pays It Forward With New Book For Entrepreneurs

You have the Big Idea. You have the drive and ambition. You see the market. You’ve identified the customers. You want to be wildly successful. You wonder how certain entrepreneurs have achieved success without a fancy education or unlimited access to capital.

In All In: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs, Bill Green uses […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Manage & Lead, News Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fighting Fraud: How SBA Lenders Can Avoid FCA Violations.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides loan programs available at most banks and commercial lending that are U.S. government-backed and guaranteed. Each year, the administration guarantees billions in loans and assists thousands of U.S. small businesses with obtaining financing that may otherwise not be available to them from traditional outlets.

Although the SBA does not […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Outlook for Federal Housing Under the Trump Administration.

As the Trump administration embraces rapid change across many spheres of government, it is the approach to Section 8 housing that has the potential to bring opportunities for builders and the private finance industry. In this regard, it is particularly notable that President Trump nominated Dr. Ben Carson, who grew up in the inner city, […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Handy Checklist for Hard Money Loan Monitoring

So you made a high-risk loan…now what? The actions a lender takes during the term of a loan can make or break the return. This article provides a best-practice checklist to help increase the likelihood of full recovery.

There was a lot of hair on the deal, but the borrower seemed earnest and the risk-reward analysis tilted […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Editorial, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Conference Advantage

Pick your business conference opportunities carefully, then make a plan to get the most out of your attendance.

Last year was a very busy one for us all, and now it is time to dive into 2017—discovering new ideas and improved strategies and identifying prospective business opportunities. One way to take advantage of these opportunities is […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments