Operations Employee Of The Quarter!

Lance Rawlinson

Lance lives in the small town of Celina, TX with two Dirty Cow Dogs, two Cats, a Macaw, a ton of books & a few guns. Some of Lance's hobbies are reading, cleaning, ironing, and taking in as much baseball as is humanly possible, as well as taking the occasional nap.


Lance's favorite thing about LeaderOne: My colleagues who are always pleasant, supportive and willing to help when things get a bit sideways and doing so with smiles on their faces!


Comments by Lance's Co-Workers:

"Lance is one of the most dedicated employees you could find. He has even been known to drive to work through ice storms if he feels there are customers relying on him."

--Michael Stoddart, COO

"Always there to answer any questions or pick up any slack when needed even though he is on a different team."

"Helpful, positive, educational."

Sales Employee Of The Quarter!

Andrea Barnes

Andrea comes form Grain Vally, MO, with her husband and three children. They enjoy going to the Lake of the Ozarks during the summer, love the outdoors and boating and love getting involved with all of their kids activites and sports!


Andrea's favorite thing about LeaderOne: Watching the company grow and expand and I love that everyone can have an impact on the direction of the company, the sky is the limit!


Comments by Andrea's Co-Workers:

"Andrea started as a processor with L1, became a loan officer, hired an LO, opened her office and added two more employees... now a Tier Two.... she definitely had a plan and followed it through. In addition, I have seen nothing but EXCEPTIONAL customer surveys from her closings. They state her knowledge, professionalism and timely closings as reasons they will continue to come back to LeaderOne! Great job, Andrea!"

- David Brockes, Regional Manager

"Andrea started our branch a year and half ago and has now grown our team to 2 LOs and 2 Processors. She is always spearheading new ideas and implementing new plans to grow our office."

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Mortgage News Daily News Feed


MBS RECAP: Month-End Buying Boosts Bond Markets

Posted To: MBS Commentary

European traders were month-end sellers, pushing rates higher overnight US bond markets battled back during the domestic session Treasuries were green at the 3pm close and MBS are still green, barely Not much impact from economic data, although data was generally supportive of longer-term themes (slowing economy) Bond markets had a completely inoffensive month-end session with Treasuries and MBS ending up essentially unchanged versus yesterday's excellent (relative) closing levels. When compared against 3 weeks ago, current levels leave a bit to be desired , but compared to where it looked like we were heading at the beginning of this week, we'll take it! 10yr yields have moved right back to the upper edge of their previous range (1.84%) and managed to trade below there late this afternoon...(read more)

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Mortgage Rates End Week at Lows

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved just slightly lower in most cases, to end the week at the best levels since April 19th. Mor importantly, the past 3 days of improvements go a long way toward defeating a worriesome trend toward higher rates that began in early April. With the recent gains, the average conventional 30yr fixed rate is back down to 3.625% on top tier scenarios after having briefly moved up to 3.75%. That said, keep in mind that rate sheet offerings have varied more widely than normal from lender to lender due to recent market volatility. Mortgage rates are primarily determined by trading levels in bond markets. A lot of bond market participants are required to be holding a certain mix of bonds at the end of the month. As such, the beginning and end of any given month marks a time of increased...(read more)

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Does The Bank of Mom and Dad Help Homeownership?

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Does a financial boost from mom and dad make it more likely a young person will buy a home? It depends. And that might change. Those statements are more or less the bottom line from a working paper prepared by three University of Southern California professors, Dowell Myers, Gary Painter, and Julie Zissimopoulos that is part of a larger study on parental financial transfers to adult children. The three based their work on two data sets, Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS), that provide information on parental financial transfers, adult children's transitions into homeownership, and a variety of child and parent demographic, social, and financial characteristics. The working paper is profiled by Myers and Fannie Mae's Patrick Simmons on the FM Commentary...(read more)

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CFPB to Reopen Know Before You Owe Rulemaking

Posted To: MND NewsWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) just opened the door to possible changes and refinements in its Know Before You Owe rule. The agency, in a letter addressed trade groups representing principal mortgage origination stakeholders such as the American Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers Association and credit union trade groups and their members said it has begun drafting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the rule, and hope to open it for comment in late July. CFPB acknowledged the implementation of the rule, which contains the Truth-in-Lending Disclosures (TRID) requirement has posed many operational challenges, particularly because of the "diversity of participants, from small to large financial institutions, mortgage brokers, real estate brokers, and title companies...(read more)

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CFPB Offers Plans for TRID; Upcoming Events; Who's Afraid of HMDA?

Posted To: Pipeline Press

“They” say plenty of things about time flying as you grow older. (“Life is like a toilet paper role – the closer you get to the end the faster it goes” comes to mind.) HMDA changes are a couple years out – so why are companies worried about them now? Because time flies. In my discussions with compliance & QC folks around the nation, the HMDA concern revolves not around borrower issues – most of the data is already being collected by lenders – but around the statistical testing, increased regulatory concerns, the increase in potential extreme penalties, and the increase in FTEs required in auditing every file. See an explanation below. The residential lending biz was thrown a bone yesterday when the CFPB issued a letter in response to the industry...(read more)

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