Testimonials

Love the information you guys provide as well as the ability to get questions answered!
Joshua Dutton, Branch Manager, Broomfield, Colorado


I use MortgageCurrentcy.com in presentation to real estate offices, when I was teaching ML classes it wasa godsend to intersperse with the standard issue boilerplate. Invaluable to stay up on and ahead of the crowd.
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My favorite is "Ask the Expert", because it makes me one. I also like the prepared flyers for Realtors, because it made me look good with them too. But the best thing is, if you're battling with an underwriter, you have documentation to prove you're right.
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Who has time to read all those updates? Mortgage Currentcy saves me a ton of time and asking an expert when you can't find just what you are looking for ... is priceless!
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I literally could not do my business without it! I am always up to date on rule changes, program changes and the charts are off the hook! I also like that you can post a question and you will get an answer back usually less than 24 hours. The information is simplified and provided in a manner that makes for easy reading. If you don't have it you're missing out!
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I got a deal because I read about an obscure Fannie Mae rule on Mortgage Currentcy then used that as my BNI commercial. Turns out there was a substitute present and he fit the exact scenario! Bingo! I'm seen as an expert. Love it.
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Keeping up to date on ever-changing regulations has saved my butt (and made me look a hero to my clients and referral sources) more times than I can count. Fabulous resource.
Kate Matties, Atlas Mortgage Partners, Clarksville, Tennessee


Charts and checklists are truly an asset to our business!
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The information in MC is very carefully researched. You can take it to the bank! But the Facebook posts come in handy for those RARE moments when I'm speechless! The flyers are the best. MC is worth quadruple what you pay! (Karen....you didn't see that!)
Cola Galvin, Union Home Mortgage, Virginia Beach, Virginia


I love the charts in Mortgage Currentcy. I really like that the summaries/notices are always followed by the regulation identity. I'm always on a firm footing when it comes to a "discussion" with the underwriter. It also saves me a lot of time on researching. Thank you Karen for such a great tool and for keeping the price affordable.
Joyce Boyer, 1st Capital Mortgage, Owasso, Oklahoma


Mortgage Currancy is an integral part of my business. We are all busy and having a service that boils down guideline changes across all types of loans is invaluable. Changes are summarized in layman's language with links two details in the guidelines. Many times Flyers are created so all we have to do is copy and paste to share with our Network. I also use ask the expert which has saved more transactions then I can count. I highly recommend this affordable service if you are in real estate lending in any way shape or form.
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I love you guys! Michael Vetri, NLC Mortgage, Media, PA


Amazing resource! Mortgage Currentcy provides excellent straight forward material to help navigate today's mortgage maze.
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I love your "Did you know?" posts that you share on Facebook.com/KarenDeis. I saved some deals via LP over the past few years because of your hints! Tina Harrison, Tennessee


We are writing to thank you for your past assistance in clarifying FHA & VA guidelines. We find everything MortgageCurrentcy.com offers to be invaluable. Hoping you have a successful year! Thank you again! Morgen Spear & Jill Bosworth, Integrity 1st Mortgage, Escondido, CA


I saw this today about the new Fannie mortgage rule and thank you so much!! Just saved a deal for us today!!! Elizabeth Smith, Eagle Home Mortgage, Keizer, OR


Thanks for the charts and checklist you create thru Mortgage Currentcy. You guys always make me look smart! Linda Davidson, Service First Mortgage, Garland, TX


I love your video training classes and this is one of the MANY reasons why I love your service. You are the best! David Odle, Santander Bank, Seekonk, MA


Thank you, very clear and concise answer to my mortgage question. This was my first time using the “ask the expert” feature, and I’ll certainly make use of it again when I cross a questionable situation. Patrick Queally, Direct Finance Corp, Norwell, MA


Karen, I just wanted to chime in and say that subscribing to Mortgage Currentcy over the past few years has really helped me in my 12 year career, and I do always come in at the top 10% of my branch due to the knowledge I have acquired. Thank you once again. Eli Dror, CrossCountry Mortgage, Ft Lauderdale, FL


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Keep the info coming....terrific service.....I usually watch for your guideline changes over my own companies bulletins. Don Parsons, CMP, Newport Beach, CA


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Our favorite through the years that has actually earned us more business than any other informational flyer available to us is, You Are Entitled To A Second Opinion Even if You Have Already Been Pre-Approved For Your Mortgage!


You can’t go wrong with this type of ready made compliant marketing available! Just wanted to send a quick note to Say THANK YOU!
Lori Mahaffey, Movement Mortgage, TN


I love what you do for us in the field. "Ask the Expert" has saved my rear end several times! Keep up the great work, we need you!
Kristine Koehn, Texas Mortgage Bank


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When I told myself I can’t control Fannie Mae I went looking for something to learn, which is my mood picker upper! And lo and behold, my Mortgage Currentcy was there, so I spent some time with your excellent videos and now I am ready to take on 2014. Knowledge is power!
Ruth Linn, Louisville, KY


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Tina Harrison, Atlanta, GA


I could go on and on saying positive things about the class [FHA Questions - 8 Answers You Won't Find in Handbooks]. I have attended many during my 30+ years in the industry and it was by far the best. The class was quick, precise and extremely informational.
Karen Werner, Mesa, AZ


Thank you so very much Lloyd (Mortgage Currentcy expert). I think you answered my question above and beyond. Thank you so very much! And thank you Mortgage Currentcy for being such a great resource, because getting a mortgage loan closed IS rocket science!
Jose-Vladimir Lopez, Plymouth Meeting, PA


I enjoyed the class and learned a few new things about credit reports and scoring!
Soctt Jongsma, Grandville, MI


Thank you for providing this class (Common Mistakes to Look for When Reviewing Your Client's Credit Report). I have been a real estate agent for many years and actually had a mortgage license too for a few years. I found this information extremely helpful.
Elsie Smoluk, Charlotte, NC


I got a lot from the class! Thanks for offering it to us. (Common Mistakes to Look for When Reviewing Your Client's Credit Report)
Marina Arriaga, California


Karen, you and Jim Hogle put on a valuable class today (Common Mistakes to Look for When Reviewing Your Client's Credit Report).
George McGuire, Hamilton, OH


Thanks for the awesome credit class! (Common Mistakes to Look for When Reviewing Your Client's Credit Report)
Carey Valentine, Bountiful, UT


I attended this afternoon’s webinar, Common Mistakes to Look for When Reviewing Your Client's Credit Report, with featured speaker Jim Hogle. It was a very informative program. I learned some things today!
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Mortgage Currency has been a good investment in my business. I appreciate your service!
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Ken, Strathie, Portsmouth, NH


I just watched VA Sales Concessions - Deal Saving Secrets [class] and it kicked ASS!!! My book of business is about 25% VA (Live in San Diego) and this was incredibly well done. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank You!
Dan Williams, San Diego, California


Thank you very, very much. Your quick response is why I am willing to pay of my subscription.
David Odle, Seekonk, Massachusetts


Awesome class, Karen! [Non-Owner Occupied Loans: Comparing Fannie to Freddie] It was concise, easy to follow, and a great refresher. The checklist provided after is perfect. The handout was formatted making the fine print on the slides hard to read, but that was the only difficulty I had. Definitely worth the time! Thank you for all you do to support those of us in the industry.
Bria Johnston, Eagle River, Alaska


Karen, I thought that the class [Non-Owner Occupied Loans: Comparing Fannie to Freddie] was great and the online material excellent.
Vicki Reser, Vice President, MLO, Missouri


Thank you both (Lloyd, MortgageCurrentcy.com expert & Karen Deis) for your help. I was able to finally get my loan approved at the stated value from customer, rather than the value from DU. It truly saved the deal.
Tara Rees, Mortgage Loan Specialist, Utah


Thank you for your response (Underwriting question submitted through the Ask the Experts Help Desk). You guys are a great resource!
Eric Becerra, Branch manager, California


Karen, I am glad that I signed up for Mortgage Currency. It's made me more knowledgeable and I have been able to be the expert in my field. Get a loan approved in this market is rocket science! Thanks again!
Kevin Newton, Mortgage Consultant, Maryland


The webinar was very informative (Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines).
Peter Ogilvie, First Residential Mortgage Corp.


The class (Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines) was great, good content and the presenter made it easy to understand.
Rose Simpkin, Loan Originator, Arizona


Even when it's in "Loan Officer Language" in today's world, it still does not make sense sometimes. The class (Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines) was great and very much appreciated.
Leisa Goad, San Diego Financial Solutions


I thought the class (Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines) was very organized and informative. It should be a REQUIREMENT that loan officers do these types of classes!
Kristen Moffitt, Impac Mortgage


I though it (How Single Premium MI Can Help You Close More Loans class) was great. I just took a loan app for a refi with MI yesterday and this saved them $154 a month. Wow!
Nancy Thiel, Trans World Financial


Nice refresher, it (How Single Premium MI Can Help You Close More Loans class) was very straight forward and on target. Like you I have always used this in a situation when it worked for the buyer as NO other LO will likely show this option to the borrower.
George St. Pierre, Fidelity Funding Mortgage Corp.


Enjoyed the class How Single Premium MI Can Help You Close More Loans. Getting back in the business after a 3yr. break, so looking to learn and decide on best approach getting back in.
Dennis Tenery, Resource One Mortgage


I really enjoyed this class (How Single Premium MI Can Help You Close More Loans). I have been asking the borrower to bring a check to closing for the amount of the PMI on a conventional loan. I didn’t realize the borrower can finance this amount into the loan! Wonderful to know. Thank you for the class – I truly found it helpful.
Lisa Poole, Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC


I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for having such a user friendly site that is designed to keep people like me informed, for my staff and clients. I have only been in line of work 9 years and still perfecting my graft, and this is a site I check daily. Also, the recently added videos are a great tool. Keep up the great job!
Mike Bertrand, Louisiana Mortgage Associates


It rocked [Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines class]! By the way, I usually bring your name up when I’m teaching the CE Classes for MLO’s. I tell them about your mortgage currentcy site.
Jayne Combs, FirstCal Mortgage


I really liked this class [Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines]. I am happy there is a resource to decipher everything that is being thrown at us these days. There are just too many changes right now. To stay on top of them all is difficult in a small institution.
Susan Adams, The First National Bank of Suffield


I think the class [Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines] was excellent. Thanks so much for the information.
Carol Donato, Brainerd Savings & Loan


Great info, so excited about some of it.... some, not so much but that is life. Love your last line, closing loans now IS rocket science! LOL you crack me up! Thanks for a great and informative class [Fannie Overhauls Income/Employment Guidelines].
Kat Manford, Pinnacle Mortgage


Ms. Deis, I thought your class [Reg Z Truth-in-Lending Advertising Rules] was very informative, I’ve been hearing about Reg Z for years, but you actually mentioned some items I was not aware of. I look forward to following your classes in the future.
Liz Ballow, Omni Home Financing


Loved your mortgage training class. Short & Concise and to the point. An A – B – C tutorial. We need more of these. I sat on a HUD call for 2 hours before yours...what a difference.
Sara Dell, Community & Southern Bank


Always find lots of value in your classes.
Sally Hepworth, Apple Mortgage


Karen, I just signed up today for a quarterly account. I am blown away by the amount of "current" knowledge and information on your website. I don't know how you manage all the information, but I look forward to learnng more by using your site and resources. Thank you.
Fred Marquez, Fairway Independent Mortgage


I appreciate the fha mip historical chart!!
Tammy Engel, Mortgage Advisor


Karen, I just love the question and answers you put in articles...EXCELLENT RESOURCE!
Beth Miller, President, Platinum Mortgage


I found this interesting article in the industry magazine The Niche Report. I would encourage you to consider investing in a subscription [to MortgageCurrentcy.com]. As you can see by the article, Karen has her finger on the pulse of our ever changing industry.
Steve Rockefeller, Vice President, SunTrust Mortgage Inc


I watched the How to Read Tax Returns Video last week and found much use of your cheat sheet! Thank you!
Russ Schlehuber, Prospect Home Financing


Thanks for providing it (monthly mortgage rule update videos). I thought it was great! Keep more like them coming. You’re website is the best source for keeping this industry up to date.
Kris Scrowther, Cache Valley Bank


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Jelene Prichard, First Community Bank


Thanks Karen. I appreciate it. I must say, of all the things that I subscribe to in my business. Your group of goodies are the most helpful.
Margot Hornblower, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group


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Gary Bracht, Envoy Mortgage


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Denese Weems


Why I subscribed to Mortgage Currentcy? Cost and insider deals aside, Allregs is a mediocre product at best. It's a bear to sift through and I always wonder what I missed. You go, Karen!
Shana Wroten-Tucker, Benchmark Mortgage


Thank you David, This was the first time I have submitted a question, and I am grateful for your detailed answer. With your answer and learning that it was up to the underwriters opinion I was able to get this pushed through with an additional comment from the appraiser. Thank you again.
Brian Brown, AmeriCorp Mortgage


Karen - I appreciate Brent answering my question about the loan that was denied. We won!! Appreciate your support, I would have been mortified to tell my Realtor the buyer was declined for something beyond their control. Keep up the good work!
Tammy Engel, Mortgage Advisor


Karen, thank you for the amazing content you continue to put out in Mortgage Currentcy. I wanted to share one response. This has really struck a cord and for most people – this program was news to them. You are on the cutting edge with your content Karen – thank you again for all you do to keep us up to date!!!!
Rebekah Radice


Karen, I just received a call from one of the Realtors I work with on-and-off. She said she has been using the MTPs for her sales meetings and also sent me 2 customers. WOW.
Ron Kagan, Right Start Mortgage


You all continue to be nothing short of a godsend – thank you for all you do – I really love this tool and it has saved me deals and made me money!!
Caleb LeGrand, Benchmark Mortgage


Regulatory compliance and a solid knowledge-base of complex and ever-evolving federal requirements are essential. Mortgage Currency has helped us build on our strengths every step of the way.

All mortgage professionals need help navigating the new mortgage world when it comes to compliance. Mortgage Currency has the experience to guide you through numerous regulatory changes.

Mortgage Currency focuses on mortgage lending and prides itself in providing quality compliance guidance services in all phases of the lending process.
Mark Rohrbaugh, CMB, Apple Federal Credit Union


Video from Steve Rockefeller, Loan Originator, Virginia Beach, VA

Karen, I love your short video today (January 2011 Rule Updates). I am going to post one based on some of your information tomorrow. I actually used your talking points on my radio show Monday. Have a great day!
Steve Rockefeller, Loan Originator, Virginia Beach, VA


Hi Karen, I think I have told you this before, but this is the one bill I don't mind paying. I really appreciate MortgageCurrentcy.Com. I like the way it is written, the numerous check lists to help with compliance and I especially look forward to the Q&A's. It is most informative in this "time of change" and uncertainty in the mortgage industry. With regulators running wild trying to see who they can fine for not interrupting their thousands of pages of rules correctly, we need all the help we can get! Thanks again!
Rex Boyer, Loan Originator, Kokomo, IN


Video from Irene Duford, Loan Originator with Hi-Tech Mortgage, Kingman, AZ


Wjat a great synopsis on USDA! You are in the wrong profession – you should be traveling to various mortgage companies assisting them with the USDA program.
Anne Fitzgerald, First Continental Mortgage, Houston, TX


Hello Karen they always say ask the expert and from previewing all your sites YOU are that expert! I am restarting my business from a lead provided LO to now starting to market myself campaign. I am getting a business facebook page started which your sites have solved my posting issues....Thank You! I am becoming a subscriber to Mortgage Currentcy and MortgageGirlfriends.com...both will help build my business.
Michele Sims, Branch Manager, Shore Mortgage


Thank you, Karen - the links are great! I printed them out and handed a copy to the 22 realtors present at my Roundtable Forum yesterday. They were thrilled - and impressed! I've been doing this Rountable Forum for my realtor associates since March. They've come to appreciate the sharing and learning, as well as the quality presentations I've been able to set up each month. Yesterday we had a real estate attorney who volunteered her time and answered so many questions - it was sooo cooool! Then we had a Memory Trainer - who helped us remember all the stuff we got from the Attorney! Excellent! This has developed into a group of women (realtors, mortgage, title) who really look forward to meeting each month in a social learning community. It's been a trip! I can't wear the Stilettos anymore, but I guess I can still walk-the-walk. Thanks for all your help and guidance, Karen!
Francine Freitag, Loan Originator, BNC National Bank


This is the greatest FHA Manual I have ever used!!!!
Rick Finkenstaedt, Operations Manager, New America Financial


I joined Constant Connecting [an easy way to email out Mortgage Talking PointsTM flyers] and absolutely love it!!!!!! You can set up a weekly campaign and preset the emails to go out. I forget sometimes and then will get a thank you from my agents and/or clients! Awesome Karen!!!!! And love how you get us the urgent updates to email out, too! Thanks! Worth every dime!
Jayne Combs, Loan Originator, Land/Home Financial


I read your article in The Niche Report and discussed it at our office meeting today. Just wanting you to know that I have always paid attention to your messaging and appreciate your contribution to our industry.
All the best, Cindy Ertman, President, Platinum Capital


I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I appreciate Mortgage Currency. I have only been a subscriber for a few months, but am really hooked. You have an excellent way of making complicated regulations understandable in an ever changing environment. I love your tone in which you comment from time to time. It expresses how we all feel out here while we are constantly trying to follow the rules...
Rex A. Boyer, Lundin Mortgage


Oh by the way, I cannot tell you how much Mortgage Currency has helped me. Even though I am a 13 + year veteran, with all the rule changes and changes in the industry, you have helped me solve problems and get answers quickly. Keep up the good work.
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Steve Reed, Owner/Meridian Home Loans

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Robert Pegg, Co-Founder & President, TheNicheReport

Wow, I am so impressed with your quick response to my questions. I am a FAN...
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I am already using and loving Mortgage Currentcy. I have been taking the Federal practice exam that all originators have to take and MUST pass by June 30. I have been able to find some of the answers to the questions on the test through it. It’s great!

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Thanks again and have an amazing day!
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- Kevin Sandridge, Signature Home Funding


Dear Friends,

I know that you are as confused as we all are. I can not figure out from one week to the next what rule book we are using. I was trying to get information from as many sources as possible, then trying to understand what it meant and did it apply to me.

I was most fortunate to meet this really smart and very helpful woman that has an updating service for keeping us as current as possible on Government; as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac( or whatever they are after today). She sends out a monthly newsletter and does a lot of Q and A. Which is very difficult to get anybody on the phone or email that can give you a straight answer. I purchased her FHA book and we call it the bible because it covers everything and I can never find what I am looking for in Allregs. If I do I do not understand it. It has been the best $197 I ever spent.

I have talked with several of my mortgage friends and we are all grasping for the Fountain of Knowledge. This is as close as you can get. I am attaching the home page of her web site.

I hope this helps you as much as it has me.

Vicki Williams, President, Anchor Mortgage Services, Montgomery, AL

P.S. She did not pay me to say this; I just knew how much it had helped our office to be able to get straight answers quickly.


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Vicki Willians, Anchor Mortgage

I too have been in the mortgage industry for over 30 years. I must say I really enjoyed your article on FHA originations. I just came from a seminar hosted by Fannie Mae and they encouraged everyone to utilize FHA, when the loan amount works.

The severe underwriting restrictions on their “Mini Jumbos” (over 417K – 729K ) and their new FICO adjustments lead me to believe they really don’t have a great appetite.

I too believe there is a lot of business out there that FHA can swallow and I truly believe their way to go.

Again, it was a great article...
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Keep fighting the battle. Thanks ~
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