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Google Page Rank Update in Progress

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Posted by on June 24th, 2009

Google PR (PageRank) updates are under way again, just a month after the last update. Typically updates occur every 3 months or so making this update a bit out of the ordinary. PageRank Forumla = PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + … + PR(tn)/C(tn)) Page Rank is an often misunderstood and misinterpreted part of the […]

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HVCC: Home Valuation Code of Conduct Update

Posted by on May 8th, 2009

A year or so ago, I wrote a petition called “Request For Careful Reconsideration of HVCC” when the implications of HVCC became clear to me. Although HVCC has been looming for quite some time, many are just now hearing about it recently since it was implemented on May 1st. In the last couple of weeks […]

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3 Questions with LeadPress #1: Dustin Luther

Posted by on May 4th, 2009

I’m happy to announce the first installment of a new LeadPress Video Series called 3 Questions with LeadPress! Following shortly will be a weekly podcast and other related series! I was lucky enough to catch BarCampLA this weekend and got to hang out with some amazing folks. One of those people was Dustin Luther, the […]

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A La Mode Mortgage Websites

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Posted by on May 3rd, 2009

A La Mode Inc. ( ) builds real estate, appraisal, home inspector and mortgage websites. Their offerings are grouped by:  real estate agent websites, mortgage broker websites, appraiser websites and mortgage originator websites. From the Alamode corporate page: Founded in 1985, a la mode has become the leader in real estate technology by developing […]

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Myers Mortgage Web Sites

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Posted by on May 3rd, 2009

Update: Myers has announced it is closing its doors. Learn more about the Myers No Setup Fee Migration Program here! Myers, found at is a MGIC owned company that builds mortgage websites and real estate agent websites. Myers is one of the original players in the mortgage website design space, first entering the space […]

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Mortgage Podcast: LeadPress Round Table

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Posted by on April 28th, 2009

We are going to be starting a weekly mortgage podcast involving mortgage originators, service providers, bankers, underwriters, lead providers and anyone that is interested in discussing the state of mortgages and sales today. Each week the topic and participants will change, but we will likely build up a crew of regulars that will participate when […]

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Sneak Peak: LeadPress is Easy to Use!

Posted by on April 27th, 2009

Here’s a quick and dirty sneak peak at the Ipagio Classic theme for LeadPress!

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What Can LeadPress Do for You?

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Posted by on April 26th, 2009

I am always thinking of the ways we can reach out to mortgage industry leaders, vendors and bloggers. Getting traction with loan officers in the mortgage space is different. Blogging alone doesn’t cut it, many (if not most) loan officers don’t read blogs or at least don’t actively partcipate in online discussions. This means that […]

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The Mortgage Blogosphere is Dead

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Posted by on April 20th, 2009

There are many knowledgable and talented Mortgage pros that write about all things mortgage, but their content is going unnoticed. The talent at Lenderama, The Mortgage Cicerone (aging theme be damned), Straight Talk About Mortgages and others provide cutting edge commentary and market insight, but their traffic sucks (my opinion based on limited and possibly […]

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Mortgage Lending in Crisis: Insufficient Warehouse Lines Affect Lenders

Posted by on April 14th, 2009

As demand for mortgages increase, many lenders are finding that they are unable to fund loans or are extremely slow in funding as their warehouse lines are shrinking or disappearing altogether. This means that as the economy struggles to recover, homeowners that have the biggest need to refinance are finding their loans are not funding […]