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I wonder what regulation will look like if Fannie and Freddie disappear.  

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-18/how-government-will-eliminate-fannie-freddie-one-simple-chart
On Sunday, Senate lawmakers unveiled the 442-page plan that will eliminate the mortgage-finance giants; replacing them with a new system in which the government would continue to play a potentially significant role insuring U.S. home loans. The Johnson-Crapo bill would, as WSJ reports, construct an elaborate new platform by which a number of private-sector entities, together with a privately held but federally regulated utility, would replace key...
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thanks for sharing this, Mark!
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I don't like bragging, but I have to say I'm a pretty good blogger. It's not because I am smart or anything like that, it's actually because I screwed up on
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As a web designer or developer, it's nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various applications.
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I'm liking this group.  Great content & links being shared with very few spam posts that I have to remove.  Thanks guys.  
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Just finished preparing for our MTS presentation next week.  

We have an awesome panel:  +Scott Schang Leesa Sandoval Geof McLaughlin +Justin McHood 

http://mortgagetechsummit.com/mortgage-blogger-hot-seat-panel/
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The year of the snake relates to steady progress, attention to detail and focus. 

Bonus - If you were born in 1977 and are planning on starting a business or launching a new project this year, you may have double the good fortune coming your way.  
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Well this was a fun read.  It's difficult to say whether or not this will give compliance-minded mortgage companies a competitive disadvantage with regards to their online consumer education or online branding efforts.  

It's not necessarily the rules and procedures that concern me, but it's how hard the regulators will come down on the first few companies to make an example out of.  

One interesting thing about the FFEIC Social Media Guidance is that they require all mortgage companies to have a written plan in place that is monitored and measured, regardless if that company chooses to have any exposure online or not.  

All of those loan originators who wanted to jump into mortgage / social media marketing full-time may now find an opportunity since every mortgage company is recommended (required) to have a designated tech savvy social media person in charge of all online activities.  

https://www.ffiec.gov/press/PDF/2013_Dec%20Final%20SMG%20attached%20to%2011Dec13%20press%20release.pdf
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+Mark Madsen , maybe I should go find a job as a SM manager? 
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A case where first impressions can make all the difference. 
In late September, Google announced it had been gradually rolling out Hummingbird, a completely new search algorithm. The algorithm emphasizes semantic search and focuses on understanding the meaning behind the user query rather than simply trying to match instances of words in its Web index. Take a look at Danny Sullivan’s great FAQ for more […]
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These agents truly set the bar for the "local market expert" that most real estate people claim to be.  
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We are almost a week out from MTS.  Looking forward to a few days in SoCal hanging out with a couple hundred mortgage tech friends.  

http://mortgagetechsummit.com/the-mts-cows-are-coming-home/
There are no words .... Register today at http://mts13oc.eventbrite.com
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  • University of Nevada, Reno
    Delta Xi - Sigma Nu, 1997 - 2000
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Marketing, 2000 - 2002
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Las Vegas Mortgage and Real Estate Professional
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Mark Madsen manages a portfolio of over 38,000 consumer focused mortgage and real estate niche web sites for a leading national mortgage lender. Mark specializes in creating content rich online resources that earn the trust, loyalty and business of several thousand home buyers and borrowers every month.

Nationally recognized in the mortgage industry as an authority in Digital Marketing for loan originators, Mark Madsen is a Las Vegas based Mortgage and Real Estate Professional with a career that began as a lender in 1999.

Primarily focusing on programs that promote homeownership and community reinvestment, Mark has been publishing articles online about home ownership education since 2006. His network of high traffic industry sites continue to generate over 90% of the new purchase and investor business for his team of real estate agents.

Mark is also the co-founder of the grass-roots Mortgage Revolution conference, which helped raise over $50,000 for charity in 2010.

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