Do you know what “splooting” is? Here’s a hint: 4-legged animals do it. (Hey, I don’t make these things up.) Quite the word. Words are very interesting, and can incite a riot, help someone get through a loss, make up this Commentary, entertain. Every morning I share my Wordle results with a few friends, comparing who was able to find the 5-letter word of the day in the fewest tries. For the most part Wordle is quick, fun, and mildly entertaining, which is the exact opposite of financing a home as any borrower or loan originator will tell you. Originate? “Origin”: source, inception, root means the point at which something begins its course or existence. Origin applies to the things or persons from which something is ultimately derived and often to the causes operating before the thing itself comes into being. “ate” is a suffix meaning “state of quality of” and when added makes an adjective a verb. Originate, tolerate, stimulate, nominate, dislocate, penetrate, intimidate… there are thousands of words with -ate on the end. And as many of us are in, or head to, San Diego for the MBA’s conference, origination volumes, margins, and revenues will certainly be discussed, as will attempting to lessen the friction that each loan goes through during processing and closing. It is important to remember that we’ve helped millions of families by originating their loans and save billions of dollars, and will continue to do so. (This week’s podcast is sponsored by Richey May, a recognized leader in providing specialized advisory, audit, tax, technology, and other services in the mortgage industry and in banking. Today’s has Part One of an interview with Keller Williams Scott Agnew on navigating through uncertain times and what the industry has learned since 2008.)

Published On: January 23, 2023 / Categories: Mortgage News /