RESIDENTIAL EDITION VOLUME 21 ISSUE 2 fEbrUary 2014
55 | Getting to the Bottom of USDA Mortgages
Loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) comprise an important — if frequently
overlooked — niche within the mortgage industry. The USDA’s Section 502 guaranteed Rural
Development loan can be an especially useful product for many homebuyers, so much so that
originators in and around rural areas would be remiss if they’re not familiar with this loan type.
What details do you need to know?
By Laura Leonhard, Inlanta Mortgage
Tools & Tips
91 | Are You Making
Random Tech Choices?
Make an informed decision about managing
your information-technology operations
By Michael Hosey,
My Instant Guru
94 | Honing in on the Right
How to get the most bang for your
buck in the Internet age
By Chip Poli,
Poli Mortgage Group Inc.
102 | Keep the Pipeline
Full in Slow Times
Networking is even more critical when
By Jason Bonarrigo,
Residential Mortgage Services
102 | Hello, Is It You I’m Looking For?
In tough times, finding your ideal client
By Jeannie Smith,
Guardian Mortgage Co. Inc.
50 | What Lies Ahead?
Uncertainty abounds, but 2014 promises
a range of possible market trends
By Greg Holmes, Credit Plus Inc.
52 | Find the Right Tool for the Job
Use new appraisal-management
technology to stay compliant
By Clint Cornett, Valu Trac Software Inc.
64 | Is the Best Regulation
Changes within the appraisal process could
help the industry regulate itself
By Roy L. Simerly, Appraiser Trac.com
76 | Grow Your Business by
Turning “No” Into “Yes”
Expand your mortgage offerings with
small-balance multifamily loans
By Emily Landgraf,
APEX Mortgage Corp.
76 | Embracing the Possibilities
E-mortgage systems are key to staying
compliant and responsive to clients’
By Scott K. Stucky,
Docu Tech Corp.