It’s November. We’re all in TRID mode by now, and if you’ve been fortunate enough to have closed multiple TRID transactions, you’ve probably started noticing some things about the LE and CD that you didn’t realize before you started originating in the “Modern Era” of TRID.

The first time you run into an FHA loan, if you haven’t already, you’re probably going to run into an LE scenario that doesn’t seem to make sense…

On today’s Rick’s Picks:

  • Rick’s Picks Viewer Mail
  • A closer look at how the CFPB wants you to disclose FHA loans
  • Daisy the Wonder Dog
  • All in about 4 minutes!

PS: HERE’S THE LINK mentioned in the video. See page 42 of this PDF.

TRID is here.  Need some tips, help, pointers, or assistance…and did I mention help?

You picked the right time to watch Rick’s Picks…

We’ve got you covered.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Rick’s Top 5 TRID “Hacks” – Late Show style
  • Exciting Jumbo product announcement
  • And LOTS more, all in just 4 minutes!

P.S. Feel free to start and stop the video during the final segment to view the material at your own speed…


The Title should say it all, right? September 2015 is a September to remember.
But why? Just because of the final TILA RESPA integration preparation that everyone in our industry is engaging in?

No…There’s a lot more.

On this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • A NEW FNMA Tool that’s supposed to help us
  • PLUS – FHA Updates
  • USDA Changes
  • Of Course some TRID Stuff
  • Even some cool Crescent Updates
  • And some interesting behind the scenes conversations at Rick’s Picks Studios
  • ALL in less than 4 minutes!

You’ve got to click the video to watch!

There is a lot going on this Autumn, and I’m not talking about going back to school.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • FNMA Updates: are they for the better?
  • USDA Changes: this may be a game changer.
  • TILA-RESPA: are you ready?

All of that and more in less than 4 Minutes!

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Here’s the FACT SHEET LINK  referred to in the video

As of the time of this post, we’re about half way through August already! That means we’re about a month away from HUD’s new 4000.1 guideline effective date. Are you aware of what’s in this new HUD manual? While they did make quite a few changes, there are two big lending niches that HUD still allows within the new guidelines.

In Today’s Rick’s Picks:

  • HUD 4000.1 guidelines
  • Two niches within the HUD guidelines that could open new markets for you
  • and More, all in just over 4 minutes!

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It’s Back…

True! or Not True!, America’s Favorite Online M0rtgage Quiz Show, is back with a vengeance!

On this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • True! or Not True!
  • TRID Quiz
  • MN USDA issues
  • And more, all in about 4 minutes!

And they said that compliance couldn’t be fun…

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Ever wish you could take back an email message that you had sent?

Ever wish that someone else had taken one back that they sent to you?

On today’s Rick’s Picks:

  • Actual examples of Email Fails 
  • Practical solutions
  • ALSO: Cows, A Beach, and the Indy 500…
  • All in about 5 minutes

Just click the video to watch…and don’t forget to subscribe (button on the right while on my home screen) if you’re not already receiving these regularly

Please join me in remembering the men and women who have given their lives in service to this Country to provide and maintain our freedom. We owe a debt we cannot repay.
Thank you.

School is almost out, Memorial Day is almost upon us, and we’re that much closer to the TRID rollout…
but I digress…

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Solutions for IRS Tax Transcript Issues – Save Time and Money
  • VA’s recent Circular and Crescent’s bulletin to help: making sure YOU are prepared!
  • a Crescent Sneak Peek (How we reveal it is quite puzzling…)
  • And more, all in less than 4 minutes!

Tax Day is April 15 this year.

Are you ready?  An even bigger question: Are your borrowers ready?

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • April 15 Tax Implications
  • 5 Questions YOU should be prepared for
  • A special historical reference. Will you pick it up?
  • Crescent Customers: changes to extension policy announced.

All that in just over 4 minutes! This is one you’ll want to hang on to for future reference…

Just click the video to absorb the information…

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