This text is designed for both employees of mortgage lenders and individuals studying real estate finance who want to enhance that study with practical residential mortgage lending principles and practices. The author provides a thorough overview of mortgage lending today and outlines the practices of mortgage businesses to compete successfully in this competitive market. The mortgage lending industry has experienced significant changes resulting in a new economy. Addressing the SAFE Act and other new mortgage regulations governing the lending industry, this edition has a new emphasis on the practical applications of mortgage lending making it an excellent resource for learning residential mortgage lending operations. Each step of the mortgage process is covered while clearly explaining the fundamentals in an easy-to-understand manner. No prior knowledge of real estate finance or any part of mortgage lending is required. Students will gain practical knowledge on residential lending business, and mortgage professionals will find this to be a valuable resource.
Marshall W. Dennis is president of REMOC ASSOCIATES, LTD. Dennis has been involved in training federal and state bank and credit union examiners since 1986 and has assisted in the development of residential mortgage lending guides for examiners. He has also been the primary real estate instructor at the National School of Banking since 1985. Dennis is an attorney and former real estate professor. He has been an adjunct professor of real estate finance at many universities. Dennis is also an internationally known expert on mortgage lending and has been retained by the U. S. Agency for International Development to assist foreign governments in establishing housing finance systems.
Thomas J. Pinkowish is an accomplished third-party underwriter of mortgage loans for many different classifications of mortgage lenders and is the director of the Community Lending Institute. His mortgage lending experience is extensive and includes running the loan administration department of a savings bank. Tom worked on the chapters covering processing, underwriting, appraisal, mortgage insurance and construction lending.