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Updates and Improvements to Know About This April

19 Apr 2017 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Kyle

All the most recent updates that we're excited to share with our users!


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Our Latest Updates: April 14, 2017

14 Apr 2017 / marketing mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Kyle

Here's a run down of all the most recent updates that we've implemented.


March Updates

Updates and Improvements to Know About This March

16 Mar 2017 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Kyle

All the most recent updates that we're excited to share with our users!


70+ improvements

Over 70 improvements for your team

12 Jan 2017 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Bonnie

We have been working hard and are proud to share a variety of great updates and improvements. Look for monthly emails to see progress and upcoming features.


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Generational trends for homebuyers and sellers

12 Sep 2016 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Millennials are the most influential and largest demographic of modern homebuyers. Understanding this group of individuals will help loan officers serve consumers better and improve their operations.


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Why mobile apps are critical for any business

29 Aug 2016 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

For businesses that want to grow, finding a way to better connect with customers and adapt to the changing environment is critical. For this reason and many more, lending firms need to invest in a mobile mortgage app.


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The future of the mortgage industry

25 Jul 2016 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

As more of everyday experiences are influenced by the rapid growth of technology, every industry is adapting to the changing modern landscape. New marketing and selling approaches to meet the lifestyles of today's consumers will ensure businesses improve their operations, and the lending industry is no exception to this trend.


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Technology growth in the mortgage industry

18 Jul 2016 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Due to the rapid pace of technological advancements, 9 out of 10 consumers are expected to begin searching for a home mortgage using digital technology in 2016.


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Understanding the most common issues with compliance

11 Jul 2016 / compliance mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

The lending industry typically experiences a great deal of change throughout the year. Staying current on new regulations and complying with these rules is critical, as not doing so can result in substantial fines that hurt a business.


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Why you shouldn't build your own mortgage mobile app

05 Jul 2016 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

SimpleNexus provides mobile mortgage solutions specifically for lending firms. With customizable branding, compliance and mentorship throughout the partnership, this company is an ideal solution for your lending firm.


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Embracing a More Mobile Workspace

27 Jun 2016 / marketing security / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Mobile is king in today's society and it is transforming everything, from the way people order clothes to how individuals transition from apartment dwellers to homeowners. For lending industry professionals, embracing mobility bleeds into a number of aspects of the process.


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Adapting to a new mortgage lending landscape: The rise of alternative lenders

20 Jun 2016 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

The mortgage industry is constantly changing, and if a lending operation wants to stay relevant, it must not only adapt, but also learn how to compete.


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Mortgage compliance and mobile

15 Jun 2016 / compliance mobile technology / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

The mobile mortgage app solution available through SimpleNexus ensures lenders who use the product are adhering to new regulations and rules commonly and frequently implemented by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.


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Mobile opportunties for mortgage lenders

07 Jun 2016 / marketing mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Professionals in any industry benefit from using new tools available. Mobile is key to the future success in many industries, and lending firms everywhere have a number of advantages that will likely bolster their business substantially if they adopt mobile solutions.


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Building a mobile app solution for the lending industry

31 May 2016 / innovation marketing mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Millennials make up a substantial portion of today’s home buying population. Their influence on the market is substantial and building an experience tailored to their needs is critical for professionals working in the Mortgage industry. According to Inman, one of the increasingly popular ways these young buyers are participating in the housing industry is through mobile apps, so developing the best app possible is of paramount importance.


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Co-marketing with real estate agents

23 May 2016 / co-branding marketing mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Fostering a great relationship with other professionals working within the same industry is critical for success. By working together, individuals can improve their own business and rise above competition.


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Traditional mortgage search v. mobile mortgage search

16 May 2016 / mobile technology trid / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Mobile applications are becoming more available to the modern consumer. From shopping for a new pair of pants to sending flowers to a loved one, most everyone can purchase a product with a few clicks on their smartphone.


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Veteran buyers and emerging real estate technology

09 May 2016 / marketing mobile technology / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Veteran buyers will have a slightly different homebuying experience today than they did in previous years. According to the National Association of Realtors, technology is changing the way real estate professionals conduct business and how consumers purchase new homes.


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What does a homebuyer want from a lender?

03 May 2016 / marketing millennials mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Young adults are the next generation of homebuyers and their preferences impact how real estate and lending industry professionals complete their jobs. According to a Forbes article authored by contributor Lucy Mueller, the vast number of millennials account for a majority of this demographic's power.


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Meeting new borrowers' needs

29 Mar 2016 / millennials mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Healthy employment growth and job security leave consumers feeling more confident in their financial situation. With this confidence, more individuals will be encouraged to make substantial investments, such as purchasing a house or condo. Loan officers must prepare to meet the needs of new borrowers who have decided to apply for a mortgage and hope to enter the housing market.


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Are loan officers satisfying millennial needs?

26 Feb 2016 / marketing millennials mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Young adults are becoming more interested in purchasing a home. With the job situation improving, low unemployment rates, a stronger economy and historically low interest rates, becoming a homeowner is reasonable for young adults.


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How loan officers compete and succeed against Rocket Mortgage

15 Feb 2016 / innovation marketing mobile technology / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

A new transformative online product was recently released, according to a press release from Quicken Loans. With Rocket Mortgage, consumers can receive mortgage approval online in as little as eight minutes.


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Innovations in the mortgage industry

19 Jan 2016 / innovation mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

The future of the mortgage lending industry is becoming more mobile-friendly and continually embracing emerging technology. With the help of recent innovations, loan officers can provide a better and more efficient experience when consumers are applying for a home mortgage.


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What customers want in their loan officer

08 Jan 2016 / loan officers mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Keiton

Consumers always influence how industry professionals provide services. Their preferences dictate the way professionals conduct business as they want to acquire the highest number of business and client loyalty. The lending industry is no exception.


SimpleNexus attends the National MBA Expo

SimpleNexus Report on the MBA Annual Convention

13 Nov 2015 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

SimpleNexus joins MBA as a preferred partner, and joins the shows


The Veteran Buyer Adapts and Real Estate Technology

05 Nov 2015 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

The veteran buyer adapts to advancing real estate technology.


Will Millennials get Mortgages

Do Millenials Really Care?: Part II

02 Nov 2015 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Mobile millenials really do care.


Millennials are using mobile mortgage tech

Do Millenials Really Care?: Part I

30 Oct 2015 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

When it comes to real estate, there has been recent debate surrounding the level of interest the next generation of homebuyers have in investing in housing.


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Understanding the first-time home buyer: Part II

20 Oct 2015 / mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Understanding the first time home-buyer, part II.


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Understanding the first-time home buyer: Part I

18 Oct 2015 / mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Understanding the first-time home buyer, part I.


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Technology's prevalence in the home-buying process builds

16 Oct 2015 / mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Technology's prevalence in the home-buying process builds


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Social media's impact on the real estate industry

14 Oct 2015 / marketing relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Rich

Social media's impact on the real estate industry


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Simplify communication during the home-buying process

11 Oct 2015 / marketing mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Simplify communication during the home-buying process


How can a mortgage app help your business? Part II

09 Oct 2015 / marketing mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Mortgage apps for loan officers have the potential to increase consumer engagement and business at many lending institutions. The first part of this two-part series outlined how a mobile application could help connect individuals to more consumers and capture additional business. While this is a substantial benefit, it is not the only one...


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How can a mortgage app help your business? Part I

07 Oct 2015 / compliance marketing mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

With the abundance of smartphone apps, online tools and websites, the homebuying process is simplified for many individuals looking to purchase a home, according to Financial Safety Net. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming...


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Engaging Today's Customers

28 Sep 2015 / marketing mobile relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Millennials make up a significant portion of today's homebuyers. Therefore, those working in the real-estate industry must work to engage today's buying power. Catering to this demographic's wants and needs will help simplify the homebuying and selling process for them.


Communication is the biggest complaint about the mortgage process

05 Sep 2015 / compliance marketing relationships / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

There are many people involved in the process of buying a home. The buyer, seller and loan officer aren't the only parties to consider. To ensure a quick and smooth closing it's important to know who is responsible for what and to keep communication open and easy for everyone.


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TRID compliance made easy with a mobile platform

20 Aug 2015 / compliance mobile trid / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Using a mobile platform such as SimpleNexus helps accounts for regulatory changes and new rules is an incredibly easy and effective way.


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Why Mobile is Absolutely Not a Fad

13 Nov 2014 / mobile web / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

So many fads have faded into oblivion over the years. What makes mobile technology any different?


4 Things You Need to Have on Your LinkedIn Profile

10 Nov 2014 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

You want people who look at your LinkedIn profile to leave understanding your level of professionalism and reliability.


7 Quick Ways to Generate More Internet Leads

09 Nov 2014 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Loans can often feel like a commodity. How do you distinguish yourself in order to generate more leads online?


How to Jumpstart Your Local Marketing

15 Oct 2014 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

The SEO and local marketing industries are filled with rumors and unverified facts. Here's a post with a solid recommendation…


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How to Get That Realtor to Partner with You

29 Sep 2014 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

You already know Realtors provide some of the best leads. How do you rise above the field so you become the loan officer realtors…


Which Conferences Should I Attend?

18 Sep 2014 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

There are tons of conferences to choose from. Here are three tips of conferences worth attending.


Mortgage App Installation On Android Phones

03 Dec 2013 / android google play mortgage app installation / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

There are currently more than 4,400 Android devices, and figuring them all out can sometimes be tricky. In case you, your clients, or your realtors experience an issue installing your mortgage app on Android, this process should make make the resolution easy.


Forward Thinking Mortgage Professionals Win

19 Nov 2013 / marketing mobile web mortgage app / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Mobile Mortgage Apps are now taking websites by surprise, and are generating more traffic than the mobile web.


Does Mobile Matter For The Loan Officer?

27 Oct 2013 / loan officer local seo mobile / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Is your Mobile Mortgage Strategy helping you close more loans? Or helping you get more referral partners? If not, you should start to consider it before being left to old school, traditional methods which are struggling to keep up in today's rapidly changing environment.


Be Our Guest At the Ultimate Mortgage Expo

04 May 2013 / conferences trade shows / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

We're excited about the all-new Ultimate Mortgage Expo on June 9-11 at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City. We're going to be part of it, and we hope you will be, too. In fact, we hope you'll come as our guest. All you have to do is get the FREE full access code here.


Affordability Accuracy

03 Mar 2013 / accuracy affordability calculation calculator / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Affordability Accuracy is something that has been lost with the average affordability calculator. SimpleNexus has improved accuracy of affordability calculations by including fees such as PMI and Guarantee Fees.


Constant Efforts to Build Trust

17 Feb 2013 / mortgage redundancy reliability trust / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Your clients and partners trust you and your services to always be available. Because you rely on us, we won't let you down. One of the ways we protect trust, is taking safety precautions to ensure your never lose confidence in you.


Top 5 Marketing Tips For Your App

02 Feb 2013 / marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Here are the top 5 marketing tips to help you get a jump start with your mortgage app.


FHA is requiring PMI for the life of the loan?

01 Feb 2013 / fha fha pmi pmi / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

FHA is increasing PMI again. No more free rides after the loan is below 78% LTV. Everyone pays to play.


Branded Document Scanner - Early Access

31 Dec 2012 / closing on time mortgage scanner smartphone scanner / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Closing on-time is everything. Which means getting documents on-time is key. How often does the underwriter need an unexpected piece of documentation at the very last minute? If your borrower doesn't have a scanner, you may be stuck going to pick up the document from them.


Why Would a Loan Originator Want Google+?

30 Dec 2012 / google+ online reputation seo / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Online reputation matters. More today than yesterday. How many of us look at product ratings on Amazon before we take the plunge on a new product? We like to know products or services have a reputation before we use them.


Does Your Mortgage Calculator Include PMI?

15 Dec 2012 / apr mortgage insurance pmi tila / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

It used to not matter. PMI amounts were small enough, that you could get away with ignoring PMI in home loan calculations.


Who is using your Mortgage App?

07 Dec 2012 / android mortgage app iphone mortgage app mortgage app mortgage lender analytics / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Simply having a mobile mortgage app for your client's and realtors smartphones isn't always enough. Often times, you'll want to know who is using your app.


What is a QR Code and why would I want one?

07 Dec 2012 / analytics link tracking marketing qr code smartphone / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

QR Codes are already here. They aren't bleeding edge anymore. They have shown some staying power since the general population has become more educated about how to use them.


Know Who Your Mortgage App Users Are

04 Oct 2012 / analytics mortgage app mortgage calculator / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

If you have posted installation links on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, you may have wished that you knew how to contact the people using your app.


USDA Fee Increase

03 Oct 2012 / compliance rural tila usda / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

On October 1, 2012, the USDA upfront and annual fees increased. These changes will remain through September 30, 2013. Your calculator has been updated to reflect the changes.


Are your tools becoming obsolete?

03 Jul 2012 / disruptive marketing mortgage marketing mortgage model-t / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Harness these 5 disruptive technologies to gain an advantage in the mortgage marketing space.


Can Siri Find You? These Simple Steps Will Improve Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

26 May 2012 / android google places iphone mobile mortgage mortgage marketing siri voice actions yelp / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Wayne Gretzky once stated, 'A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.' If you want to be where the mortgages are going to be, get into the mobile feedback loop with your friends and clients. Android and iPhone are blazing toward being king of the hill in the digital world.


Engage Clients With Mobile Mortgage Marketing

18 Apr 2012 / analytics conventional fha mobile marketing pmi rural usda va / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

When was the last time you visited your mechanic's website? Unless they offer a compelling reason to do so, why would you go there? Perhaps, if you could get repair quotes on their site, that would be reason enough. Now you may be thinking, 'my rates are on my website!' But that is like a mechanic showing their hourly rate, when you want to know how much the repair will actually cost. Can you show them? With PMI?


How Does Your Mortgage Team Collaborate?

23 Mar 2012 / loan officer mobile marketing mobile marketing strategy mobile mortgage / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Mortgage Professionals will benefit as teams if they collaborate more closely, and share effective strategies.


Your Mortgage App is a Great Ice Breaker

17 Mar 2012 / calling clients ice breaker introducing your mortgage app marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Need an excuse to contact some of your old clients? Asking them for feedback on your smartphone mortgage loan app is an atypical way to open up dialogue.


TILA Compliant Mortgage Calculations

18 Feb 2012 / android mortgage calculator compliant mortgage app iphone mortgage calculator respa compliance / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

When a open ocean ship encounters rough weather, each person on that ship has a job. One person must close all of the water-tight seals to the engine compartment. Another job is to ensure all loose objects on the deck and inside the ship are secured. Someone else may need to lower and secure the sails. Once the storm hits, there is no time left.


Know When to Call Your Realtors

08 Feb 2012 / android mortgage calculator branded mobile app iphone mortgage calculator mortgage calculator / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

It's important to touch base with your Realtors. But when should you do it? Every Friday? When the sun is shining? When Amazon is having a sale on deodorant? How about when they are performing mortgage calculations... That's your queue! There's only one reason a Realtor performs calculations... To sell a home. If you want to play, you MUST know when the game starts, and timing is everything.


Which Economy Are You Marketing To?

27 Dec 2011 / economy mortgage app simplenexus tech marketing / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Believe it or not, there is more than one economy out there. If you're blowing your money marketing using traditional methods, guess what? The game is changing.


5 Android Apps for Mortgage Professionals

11 Dec 2011 / android apps loan originator apps mortgage calculator for android mortgage professional apps / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

What are 5 apps that could life easier for a Loan Originator? We've compiled what we believe can help you get the mobile edge. This can translate into extra time for you, and less stress for your clients.


Maximizing Results With My Branded SmartPhone Calculator

17 Nov 2011 / distribution help topics mobile app marketing smartphone mortgage calculator / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Several factors help the success of how many of your clients will use your branded mortgage calculator. Making sure your contact information is complete, ensuring clients do not need special instructions, exclusive access to zip codes, keeping your rates up to date, and reviewing analytics of your mobile app are all important in maximizing distribution.


5 Ways to Lose Home Mortgage Clients and Leads

14 Nov 2011 / blind leads client retention mortgage calculator mortgage leads referrals / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Blind Leads, Client Retention, and Referrals. You must have two out of the three. The alternative is a major slowdown in business. If you lose a client, you've lost two of the three main business components that put money in your pocket. Let's say you did want to throw business out the window... What are some effective strategies?


How to Become Everyone's Preferred Loan Officer After the Recession

07 Nov 2011 / advertising marketing preferred loan officer recession / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

The recession could be your spring board to the top of preferred loan officers in your area if you provide value now, and keep up on your marketing strategies.


5 iPhone Apps for Mortgage Professionals

02 Nov 2011 / iphone mortgage calculator / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

Apps are all the craze. Besides being able to use Angry Birds to knock down structures and play Sudoku, mobile apps serve a serious need for the serious mortgage professional. Here are five apps for iPhone that are sure to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively


Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

31 Oct 2011 / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

SmartPhones drive web traffic around the world while tablets are gaining steam. Consumers are using their phones to shop, trade stocks, deposit checks (yes, deposit a check from your phone), shop for homes, and last but not least, to get loans.


Which SmartPhone is Smartest? iPhone vs. Android vs. Others

27 Oct 2011 / android blackberry iphone smartest smartphone windows / Facebook Twitter Linkedin / by Dave2016-12-15 05:09:36 +0000

If you're in the market for a smartphone, or just wondering what the big deal is, we'll give you a 30,000 foot view of the smartphone market, along with a ground-level, tactical comparison of phone features.


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