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Our mortgage industry blog, MGIC Connects, is where experts share their insights beyond private mortgage insurance to help readers learn about mortgage finance, housing trends, real estate news and social media in the mortgage industry.

4 Facts About Credit Scores Loan Officers Need to Know

There are 4 facts about credit scores loan officers need to know, because in the mortgage finance industry we sometimes hear the following from borrowers:
“Are all credit scores the same?” or perhaps more often, “Why aren’t all credit scores the same?” There can be several answers to these questions.

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Getting Started with Social Media in the Mortgage Industry

Getting started with social media in the mortgage industry can be daunting. You clearly see the value in social media, but you’re not clear on the best way of getting started with social media in your industry. Here are some of the easiest and best social media tips I have on how you can get started.

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Mortgage Market Trends: National Housing and Economic Forecasts

Monitoring key national housing and economic indicators – like those from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – is important in identifying potential economic changes. Economists are looking for a bump up in total home sales in 2018 at a rate around 3%, which compares favorably to 2017’s 1.8% growth.

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