MReport October 2021

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M R EP O RT | 3 M R EP O RT | 3 CO NTE NTS FEATURES 20 GETTING THE LAY OF THE LENDING LANDSCAPE With more nonbank lenders competing for market share, here's how the industry's depository institutions can continue to innovate and leverage their strengths. 25 WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF TITLE? ServiceLink's Phillip Petrie shares his thoughts on the future of title, from emerging threats to potentially transformative innovations. 26 IT'S A MORTGAGE CANDIDATE'S MARKET, AND WE'RE JUST LIVING IN IT How has the mortgage-hiring landscape changed over the last few tumultuous years, and what are lenders and financial institutions doing to keep up? 32 LEVERAGING STRATEGIC INTEGRATIONS Our industry can take advantage of the same techniques and digital processes that other industries have and offer the same high levels of satisfaction. 36 APPRAISAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION THAT MAXIMIZES ROI FOR MORTGAGE LENDERS Rather than focusing solely on the customer-facing portions of the mortgage origination cycle, lenders must also focus on streamlining the unseen backend elements that account for the biggest delays. QUICK TAKE 30 HOW U.S. MORTGAGE PROVIDERS CAN INNOVATE TO ADDRESS NEW DEMAND Following the nation's largest wave of delinquent loans since the COVID-19 mortgage crisis, the industry's legacy practices and processes are being reimagined with new technologies to enhance the customer experience. SPECIAL SECTION 38 2021 WOMEN IN HOUSING LEADERSHIP AWARDS bringing you a look at this year's final award recipients. DEPARTMENTS 4 MTECH The Latest From the Mortgage Tech Landscape 10 MCROWD Who's Moving On and Who's Moving Up in the Industry 13 MDWELL Seller Optimism Reflected in Increased Asking Prices

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