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Remarks for TNMBA Presidential Installation

I feel incredibly honored to have been given this opportunity to serve as the President of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association along with my incredibly talented board. Serving on the board these last several years has been such a blessing to me both personally and professionally. I have grown in so many ways and made […]

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Update on Tennessee and Remote Online Notarization (RON)

Late last week, the Governor of Tennessee Bill Lee issued an Executive Order suspending rules to facilitate the remote online notarization of documents.  Governor Lee allowed the use of “videoconference technology such as Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WebEx and other similar communication technologies”. However, it is extremely advisable that all parties involved seek approval from the […]

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President’s Concluding Remarks

For the past several weeks, I have been working with the presidents of the other state associations that comprise the Great River Conference, along with several planning committees, to put the finishing touches on GRC20.  We were enthusiastically looking forward to what would be the best conference in the five-year history of the GRC.  And then last […]

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IN THE EVER-CHANGING MORTGAGE PROFESSION

The mortgage profession is ever-changing.  Guideline changes, policy updates, and market conditions that affect interest rates are what mortgage professionals face every day – and the list goes on.  It is important to your career as a mortgage professional to value continuing education.  Knowledge is power and something that cannot be bought.  Career growth depends on gaining as much knowledge as possible. […]

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PRESIDENT’S COLUMN: FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

The end of the calendar year provides an opportunity to reflect on what TNMBA has accomplished since my year began in April. It has certainly been an active year with progress in many areas. Here is an update on what has been happening: Communications: TNMBA has taken several important steps to communicate better with our […]

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TNPAC Fundraising Competition Results

The results of the first annual TNPAC fundraising competition among the TNMBA local chapters are in, and there is a clear winner. Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association absolutely crushed it by raising $10,050 in donations to TNPAC! Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association followed with $2,694, while the Mortgage Bankers Association of Memphis added $1,815. That is a […]

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2019 Mortgage Rate Recap and 2020 Forecast

Mortgage rates are the heartbeat of the mortgage profession. As the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association is the trade association committed to supporting mortgage professionals, we monitor recent data, current rates, and available research that anticipates future trends. This blog is provided to share some perspective based on that information. At the beginning of 2019, mortgage […]

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An Open Letter to TNMBA Members from Tennessee Senate Majority Leader, Senator Jack Johnson.

Congratulations on taking an active role with the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association (TNMBA)!  Groups such as TNMBA truly play a vital role in the Legislative process.  My legislative colleagues and I come from a wide variety of life experiences, each with our own policy niches and areas of expertise.  TNMBA and other interest groups like […]

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Diversity and Inclusion

What does it mean – what does it look like?  Where do we, as individuals, stand on the issue? If we believe it exists(and it does), do we see it?  If we see it, what do we do about it?  Does it surround us or do we surround it? Do we acknowledge the presence or do we look […]

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TNMBA’s Annual Meeting & Planning Session

On September 11 leaders from across the state met in Nashville for TNMBA’s annual planning session.  Each participant took time away from work and devoted a day to our trade organization, and for that we as a group should show our admiration and appreciation to: Kevin Blankenship; Donna Boling; Karley Bond; Katie Clements;  Stacey Cook; Eric Fellows; […]

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