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Overview of Mortgage Banking

The Future of Mortgage Banking

- An article by MBS' Andy Schell and David Lykken -

Why now is a good time for investment capital to enter the mortgage banking space – predicting the future of any industry, especially one as complex as mortgage banking, can pose its challenges. In 2007, economists predicted that by 2010 mortgage volume would exceed $4 trillion. As we all experienced, the volume in 2010 was approximately 25 percent of those predicted levels – so much for predictions.

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REQUIRED READING: Hedging 101

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hedging...

- An article by MBS' Andrew J. Schell, CPA, CMB and David Hopson -

Secondary Marketing Executive – Market risk is a reality in any mortgage banking operation resulting from fluctuations in interest rates. Fluctuations in interest rates impact the market value of the applications in the mortgage bank's locked pipeline and the closed loans in the warehouse. A mortgage bank can mitigate this market risk by applying a hedging strategy.

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Branching Options

Branches Offer a Choice

- An article by MBS' Andrew J. Schell, CPA, CMB -

Scotsman Guide – Given the unprecedented changes in mortgage lending, itís reasonable, prudent and essential for all mortgage companies to examine their business plans.

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Broker to Banker Transition

Read First, Then Sign on the Dotted Line

- An article by MBS' David Lykken-

Scotsman Guide – Many mortgage brokers have an idealized view of what itís like to be a banker. Some simply think that by becoming bankers, they can make a lot more money and run their business how they want without any additional work.

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Stay Up-To-Date on Pressing Industry Topics

Lykken on Lending - BlogTalkRadio.com

- MBS' David Lykken Hosts Weekly Mortgage Market Update Show -

Created BY mortgage professional FOR mortgage professionals, "Lykken on Lending" is a fast paced weekly 60-minute radio program hosted by mortgage veteran, David Lykken. Joining the program each week is Alice Alvey providing a LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, Joe Farr with a MARKET UPDATE, Andy Schell (a/k/a "The Profit Doctor") providing valuable info on FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT and Tony Garritano providing a TECHNOLOGY UPDATE. The program can be heard "live" each Monday at Noon Central or downloaded as a podcast. Each week thousands of industry professionals have found this to be an effective way to stay up on all that is happening in the mortgage industry. We invite you to join us to listen and learn.

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