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“In the first quarter of 2010, average FICO scores
for new deals for the rest of the country caught
up with those of the Sand States but have
subsequently fallen back, ending at 694 in the past
first quarter. During the same time frame, average
FICO scores appeared to have recovered in the
Sand States, hitting 708 in the past first quarter,
slightly below their all-time high.”
— Dan Yeh, June 14
Average FICO Scores
Illustration: Dennis Wunsch
Source: Scotsman guide Loan Post
Focus: SuStainable practiceS
A green lifestyle doesn’t just entail shopping with reusable bags, driving a hybrid car or wearing
clothes made from hemp. Authors of these past Scotsman Guide articles discuss how conducting
more closings electronically or helping your clients find more energy-efficient homes — or
energy-efficient mortgages — can reduce your business’s ecological footprint and build your
expertise in a growing niche.
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Tools and resources
Move Forward with Green Financing
By Susan Frost, Alliance Mortgage
Rev Your Green-Lending Engine
By Dakota Gale, Earth Advantage Institute
Get Hip to Generation Y
By Missy Zakett, Western Union
Global Business Payments
The Time for E-Closings Is Now
By Janine M. Atamian, Lincoln
Appraisal & Settlement Services
Find Solutions in the Clouds
By Dain Ehring, Dorado Corp.
Cut Costs by Going Green
By Randall Nachman, ATLOS LLC
Smaller Homes Becoming a Bigger Deal
By Kathleen O’Brien, O’Brien & Co.
Going Fully Paperless
By Steve Brooks, Flagstar Bank
NEW oNLINE THIs MoNTH
Plan for Success or Plan on Failure
There’s no time to waste when it comes to improving your business
By Ralph LoVuolo Sr., Mortgage Motivator
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