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."

Questions? Call LeaderOne Financial at 800-270-3416.
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Mortgage News Daily News Feed


MBS RECAP: Bonds Cheer Weak GDP and Month-End Momentum

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Heading into the close at much stronger levels this afternoon, it would be easy to overlook the fact that bond markets were weaker overnight (following the Bank of Japan's underwhelming policy announcement) and remained in weaker territory right up to the 8:30am GDP release. Who knows how momentum would have shaped up had GDP come in stronger than expected? While a weaker economy is unfortunate, its effect on interest rates is the opposite. Bonds rallied purposefully after the +1.2 vs +2.6 percent GDP miss (not to mention the revision to the previous quarter from 1.1 to 0.8), coasting to a sideways and slightly stronger stop in the early afternoon. Things stayed sideways until 2pm, at which point month-end bond buying momentum took over, nearly matching the strength of the post-GDP gains...(read more)

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Mortgage Rates Down to 2-Week Lows After GDP

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates enjoyed another strong day, falling to the best levels in exactly 2 weeks. Rates were actually set to move higher early this morning, but a much weaker-than-expected reading on Q2 GDP helped drive demand for bonds. Better buying pushes bond prices higher and rates lower. The strength in bond markets gave lenders the peace of mind needed in order to offer even better terms than yesterday. The most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed rate is quickly returning to 3.375% on top tier scenarios. Next week brings important economic data, including the big jobs report on Friday. The overall tone of that data should help determine whether rates will continue building on the past 2 days of positive momentum. The conservative approach would be to lock in the gains with rates at 2-week lows...(read more)

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CFPB Requests Comments on TRID Changes

Posted To: MND NewsWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing changes to its Know Before You Owe Mortgage Disclosure Act, usually referred to in the industry as TRID. CFPB said the changes are intended to formalize guidance about the rule and provide greater clarity and certainty. The Bureau is invited written comments on the changes until October 18. The TRID rule took effect on October 3, 2015 after several delays. The rule and associated disclosure forms were designed to provide borrowers with clear and consistent information about the mortgage loans they are receiving and limits changes that can be made to the original loan estimate. Proposed changes include: Tolerances for the total of payments: Prior to the implementation of TRID the total of payments disclosure was determined using the...(read more)

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Fannie And Freddie Changes; Jumbo Market Altering And Not For The Better

Posted To: Pipeline Press

"Buy land - they're not making any more of it." And the reverse is happening in Louisiana. Say what you want about global warming, or inappropriate levy building, the fact is that the state is watching a football field-sized piece of land disappear under water every hour. Per the Smithsonian Magazine Louisiana is losing 75 square kilometers of coastal terrain every year. And in California this article points out a mining company is "stealing a beach. The International Monetary Fund and US regulators have given Deutsche Bank heat for risks posed by its 42 trillion euro derivatives portfolio, which among other factors contributed to it failing Federal Reserve stress tests. Analysts wonder if Deutsche Bank would do well to abandon its US businesses, but it has little else generating...(read more)

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Homeownership Dips to All-Time Low

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Homeownership rates, which have been declining since the end of the housing boom, hit an a ll-time low in the second quarter of 2016 . The rate at the end of the period was 62.9 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis compared to 63.5 percent in the first quarter and 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015. This information was contained in the Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report for the second quarter issued by the U.S. Census Bureau. There is some seasonality to homeownership rates and the seasonally adjusted rate for the quarter was 63.1 percent compared to 63.5 percent the first quarter and 63.6 percent a year earlier. It was also the lowest seasonally adjusted rate on record. The Census Bureau only began collecting data on homeownership in 1995 . The unadjusted rate peaked...(read more)

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