Did you hear what Crescent just did? If you didn’t, I wouldn’t be surprised…

We’ve been doing a lot of things recently to help make your mortgage world better.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • The Top 5 newest “Things” at Crescent Mortgage – Late Show Style!
  • These WILL help your business
  • Bill Fowler, SVP, somehow weaseled his way into this episode…stay tuned to the end
  • All in less than 4 minutes

If you watched Rick’s Picks 6, you’ll remember that VA loans are a great way to increase volume at your institution.  Since they’re a little different, it’s not a bad idea to ask a question once in a while…

In today’s Rick’s Picks:

  • Actual questions from actual loan originators
  • Actual Answers, from an actual VA underwriting Expert
  • Featuring Cindy Arras, AVP of Government Underwriting.
  • All in less than 6 minutes!

As we move into the “busy season” across the country, mortgage applications are down, according to reports from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  So now what?

On this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • More Data from the MBA (I’m sure you’ll resonate with it)
  • Steps to Increase Your Volume (if you’re willing to follow directions)
  • Lots of helpful information in just over 5 minutes. You want to watch this one.


Allegedly, everybody’s doing it. But not everyone is good at it.

I should say, everyone is trying to do it…but how many are new to it?

What am I talking about? Find out by watching Rick’s Picks.

In this episode – 3 Big Time Updates:

  • CLEVER One Time Close Construction/Renovation IMPROVEMENTS
  • AWESOME Jumbo 30 year Fixed UPDATES
  • The FINAL TRID Black Hole UPDATE

In just 4 Minutes! You’ve got 4 minutes…You need to watch this.

HERE’s THE LINK I refer to in the video:

It’s supposed to be Spring, right? It sure doesn’t seem like it, based on the weather (at least in the Northern Half of the USA).  No matter. People are still buying houses and needing mortgages to finance them.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Account Executives give their perspective from the Road
  • VA
  • Fannie Mae
  • 1XClose Construction to Perm
  • Crescent Customer Re-Certification Required
  • The Rick’s Picks Band is in trouble…again.

All that and more in less than 6 minutes!

HERE’s the RECERTIFICATION INFO LINK mentioned in the video.
HERE’s the ONLINE RECERT FORM to complete

The last couple of months have been interesting to say the least. Most notably, we’ve seen how quickly rates can rise when they start to move upward.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Do you know when your locks expire?
  • One Time Close Construction rate strategy
  • Rate Cap / Float Down option
  • the Rick’s Picks band is up to some mischief
  • All that and more in just over 4 minutes!

You have probably seen the numbers: there’s a critical shortage of housing inventory.  This is the year that you can make a difference in the housing market, to fill that gap, with your construction program. Your customers, however, want a 1xClose construction program. They’ve heard about it from their realtors, their friends, etc., and they know they’ll save money and have less hassle…

There is a different set of reasons that your institution should be offering a 1xClose program. Do you know what they are?

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Bob Shellenberger, SVP and Construction Guru
  • 3 Big Reasons why you should offer 1xClose Construction over 2xClose
  • Some funny outtakes

And more, all in just over 5 minutes!

It’s the start of a New Year in the Mortgage Industry.  A lot of things are going to change; some things won’t…

What should we expect? What should we do differently?

In this first episode of Rick’s Picks for 2018, Fowler Williams addresses some questions that many of us have been wondering about:

  • Rates
  • Housing Bubbles
  • FHA
  • the CFPB
  • and a LOT more, in just over 6 minutes

This is the one you want to watch to get your year started right!

HERE is the registration link referred to in the video

It’s the end of the year, and we’ve covered a lot of ground at Rick’s Picks. Sounds like a great time for a Pop! Quiz…except in this case, it’s NOT YOU that we’re going to test.

We’re going to burst in on our AVP of Government Underwriting, Cindy Arras, to test her knowledge. So, no pressure on you, but you’re going to learn a LOT of reasons why you should be offering Government loan products at your institution, and you might laugh along the way, during this fast paced visually stimulating Quiz show.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • Unicorns? (Yeah, there are a few)
  • “Ambush” journalism (we surprise some folks…)
  • A sideways tribute to an iconic film from the past
  • And a blooper or two…

All wrapped up together in just over 5 minutes!  You’ll want to watch this one…

2017 has been quite a year for the mortgage industry…for example, who thought rates would still be this low?  Amazing.

Here at Crescent Mortgage, we’ve had a lot of amazing things rolled out for our TPO clients, even in just the last few months.  However, if you weren’t paying attention, you might have missed it.

Well, the Rick’s Picks crew anticipated that, and we have you covered. Watch this one and get yourself caught up quickly…In this Rick’s Picks episode:

  • FHA
  • Construction
  • and a LOT more, in UNDER 5 minutes!

You don’t want to miss THIS one.  Click the video below to get up to speed!

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