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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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POLITICAL ADVOCACY: THERE IS NO “KEY.” IT IS A COMBINATION LOCK!

“If mortgage banking is your profession, then politics is your business.” Most of us have heard that statement, or something similar, for most of our professional careers. But how do you get involved appropriately, especially in the current political environment? It helps to start by realizing that there is no “key” to political involvement or […]

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