What a Year! Inlanta’s Highlights of 2016

What a Year! Inlanta’s Highlights of 2016

2016 was an eventful year at Inlanta Mortgage. We accomplished a lot thanks to the amazing employees we have on our team, as well as our valued customers and business partners. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support over the last year. While we look forward to all of the exciting things 2017 has in store for us, we’d like to take a moment to count our many blessings and reflect on our accomplishments from this last year:

 

Awards

In February 2016, Inlanta was named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Then in June, we were named a Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Thank you to our employees who voted for us to receive these designations – we could not have done it without you!

Several individuals were recognized for their achievements as well. Nicholas DelTorto (President/CEO), Cindy Laffey (branch partner in Overland Park, KS), and Jim Snyder (branch manager in Pewaukee, WI) were recognized as Mortgage Professional America’s (MPA) Hot 100. Cindy was also recognized as one of MPA’s Elite Women in Mortgage. Jeremy Page, branch manager at our Greenfield, WI branch, was named one of MPA’s Young Guns for a second consecutive year. We also had 4 members of our team recognized at the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association’s (WMBA) Best in Business Awards. Corporate underwriters Andrea Puricelli and Trisha Mulder-Conwell were nominated as Best Underwriter for the Milwaukee Chapter and Northeast Chapter, respectively. Jim Snyder won Best Loan Originator for the Milwaukee Chapter, and Eric Johnson won Best Loan Originator for the Northeast Chapter. Congratulations again to all of our superstars!

 

New LOS

In February, we started the rollout of our new loan origination system, LendingQB. It took several months of preparation leading up to the transition, followed by weeks of training and long hours put in by our LOS Transition team. On top of that, we made this transition during Spring’s high buying season without losing the great service levels and experience our customers are accustomed to. We thank all of our employees for their efforts in making the transition as seamless as possible while keeping our customers our top priority.

 

New Corporate Headquarters

We moved! Our company is growing, and we were starting to outgrow our old space. In August, we moved from Brookfield, Wisconsin to our beautiful new building in Pewaukee, Wisconsin! While we didn’t move far, we now have a much nicer work environment with plenty of room to grow.

 

Philanthropy

We are always looking for ways to give back to our community. In honor of the many friends and colleagues who have cancer, have lost their battle to cancer, or know someone with cancer, we have made it our philanthropic mission to help find a cure. In July, a group of Inlanta employees participated in the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer in Milwaukee. The group asked fellow Inlanta employees, family, and friends to donate to the cause and raised a total of $8,080. They then spent the day at the Henry Maier Festival Park to participate in the Walk/Run. In September, we held a raffle as part of our 12th Annual Sales Conference. We raised $10,440 for the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), an organization that provides funding for lifesaving immunotherapy research. This was the second year we raised money for CRI and we look forward to continuing our work with them.

Further, we wanted to help local families in need during the holidays. Our corporate office and Pewaukee branch participated in Inlanta’s first annual food drive competition. Each team competed to bring in the most food items to become the competition victors. The winning team, our Compliance & Quality Control departments, donated 438 items! In total, we collected 1,671 food items for the Pewaukee Food Pantry.

 

Thanks a Billion – $1 Billion in loan volume

We reached our goal of $1 billion in loan volume! We are so grateful to our employees who have worked hard this year to achieve this goal. We also want to thank all of our customers and business partners for being a part of this milestone. Thanks a Billion!

 

 

Inlanta fights cancer at the Lombardi Walk

Inlanta employees at Lombardi Walk/Run

Inlanta fights cancer at the Lombardi Walk

On Saturday, July 23rd, a group of Inlanta employees participated in the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This annual fundraiser aids in cancer research and allows the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and Aurora Cancer Care to provide better treatments to those in need.

Sporting their Team Inlanta shirts, our team of 24 – consisting of Inlanta employees and their families and friends – endured the sweltering heat to participate in the event as a show of support for Joe Ramis, Inlanta’s senior vice president of loan production, who is currently going through cancer treatments. Our team reported having a great day with their colleagues supporting an incredible cause. Liz Labodda from Accounting, who is an avid runner, even took home the first place medal for runners in her age group!

Over the past few years, Inlanta has seen many of those we care about affected by this terrible disease, both employees and their loved ones. As a company, we have made it our philanthropic mission to help find a cure for cancer and show support for our Inlanta family members. We accomplish this by participating in events like the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer and hosting our own internal fundraisers to raise money for cancer research.

Team Inlanta had a goal of raising $3,000 to help tackle cancer. With a company match, our employees were able to raise $8,080 for the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer, pushing Inlanta to the #5 fundraising team for the event. We are grateful to work with so many kindhearted and giving individuals, and we hope that our contributions will bring cancer researchers one step closer to finding a cure.

Learn more about the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer here.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty, and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

ABOUT INLANTA MORTGAGE

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 35 branches in 16 states and over 240 employees. Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

In 2016, Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third consecutive year. Inlanta has been recognized as a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional and a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company and 100 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Inlanta Mortgage continues to expand its branch network and encourages ethical lending professionals to learn more about our support platform and discover how an Inlanta branch partnership with Inlanta Mortgage is essential to long-term success.

Locate an Inlanta Mortgage loan officer at www.inlanta.com/locations. For current employment opportunities, visit www.inlanta.com/join-our-team/employment-opportunities. Learn more about Inlanta Mortgage branch partnership opportunities at www.inlantapartners.com, call 262-439-4260, or email partners@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016.

Welcome Aboard New Inlanta Employees

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Welcome Aboard New Inlanta Employees!

Our company’s continued growth, coupled with the increased activity of the spring/summer home buying season, has paved the way for Inlanta to welcome 50+ new team members since January 2016. New hires include loan officers, processors and various administrative positions at our corporate office in Brookfield as well as several branch offices.

Our Director of Human Resources Jan Priem said, “We have been very fortunate this year to be able to recruit and hire many outstanding new employees to help us keep up with the volume and growth of our company. They range from interns to seasoned support staff to quality loan originators. We welcome them to the Inlanta family and look forward to helping them achieve their full potential within our organization.”

 

New Corporate Staff Members

At the corporate administrative office in Brookfield, Wisconsin, several departments have expanded to include Compliance Manager, Cheri Musbach; Quality Control Analyst, Renee Peters; Underwriter, Cynthia Dietz, Gail Doyle, Christine Ivy, Khurram Raza & Heather Wolff; Marketing Specialist, Megan Wehking; Closing Coordinator, Nishia Cotto &Carrie Ksobiech; Document Review Specialist, Jaime Tyree; Post Closing Specialist, Gwendolyn McKay & Frances Nutting; Disclosure Desk Analyst, Janis Bertagnolli & Sandra Lemke; Secondary Accounting Assistant, Kristine Brown; Processor, Courtney Cunningham, Samantha Gates &  Akilah Grace; Processing Manager, Lindsay Gardner; Summer Intern, Maggie Schultz & Erik Thorson

 

New Branch Employees

In addition to the new team members at corporate, several branches have expanded as well.

Florida – Sarasota, Loan Officer Assistant, Hudson Presume

Illinois – Oak Brook, Loan Officer Assistant, Amy Couper & Pedro Guijarro; Processor, Nia Crawford; Carpentersville, Loan Officer Assistant, Juan Hinojosa & Rubby Lewis

Minnesota –Burnsville (New Branch), Branch Manager, Patrick Levoir & Thomas Montouri; Loan Officer, Patricia Hamm & Michael Burnett; Loan Office Assistant, Teresa Doppmann

Missouri – Kearney, Loan Officer Assistant, Hannah Thompson; Processor, Julia Bearden; Liberty (New Branch), Loan Officer, Matt Slenker

Wisconsin – Brookfield North, Loan Officer Assistant, Alysha McClure; Green Bay, Processor, Jessica Biwer; Greenfield, Loan Officer Assistant, Debra Verhyen; Processor, Danica Cochrane; Loan Officer, Amanda Lipski & Rebecca Vos; Janesville, Marketing Assistant, Brady March; Hales Corners, Receptionist, Amanda Dales; Madison – Junction Rd., Processor, Tara Feick; Madison – Marketplace Dr., Loan Officer Assistant, Tyler Lentz; Minocqua, Loan Officer, Herbert Lessmiller; Loan Officer Assistant, Mary Ann Wegner; Pewaukee, Intern, Kailey Snyder.

 

Click here for more information on job opportunities at Inlanta Mortgage.

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty, and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

ABOUT INLANTA MORTGAGE

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 35 branches in 16 states and over 240 employees. Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third time in 2016. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and has been recognized as a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional and a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company and 100 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Inlanta Mortgage continues to expand its branch network and encourages ethical lending professionals to learn more about our support platform and discover how an Inlanta branch partnership with Inlanta Mortgage is essential to long-term success.

Locate an Inlanta Mortgage loan officer at www.inlanta.com/locations. For current employment opportunities, visit www.inlanta.com/join-our-team/employment-opportunities. Learn more about Inlanta Mortgage branch partnership opportunities at www.inlantapartners.com, call 262-439-4260, or email partners@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016.

Matt Slenker NMLS#1382872, Herbert Lessmiller NMLS#553731, Patricia Hamm NMLS#494976, Patrick LeVoir NMLS#566995, Michael Burnett NMLS#640582, Thomas Montouri NMLS#494974 , Amanda Lipski NMLS#288448, Rebecca Vos, NMLS#: 281430

Inlanta named Top Workplace for third consecutive year

Top Workplaces Awards 2014, 2015, 2016

Top Workplace Award 2016

We are pleased to announce that Inlanta Mortgage has again been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2016 marks the third consecutive year Inlanta has won the Top Workplace award.

Top Workplace Award Criteria

Top Workplace honors are awarded to companies whose employees have rated their companies highly in categories such as leadership, direction, ethics, culture, training and benefits. Top Workplace award winners do not know whether their employees have rated them favorably until a third-party, Workplace Dynamics, collects and reviews all results.  This is the third year that Inlanta Mortgage has received the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s prestigious Top Workplace award.

In addition to being named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Inlanta has been consistently recognized as one of the “50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For” by Mortgage Executive Magazine and one of the country’s “Top Mortgage Employers” by National Mortgage Professional.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty, and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations, and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016

Inlanta Mortgage announces Senior Management promotions

John Knowlton, Nicholas DelTorto, Chris Knowlton, and Joe Ramis receive promotions at Inlanta Mortgage.

John Knowlton, Nicholas DelTorto, Chris Knowlton, and Joe Ramis receive promotions at Inlanta Mortgage.

Inlanta Mortgage announces Senior Management promotions

Inlanta Mortgage announces multiple promotions in several key positions.

John Knowlton is a veteran of the mortgage industry. He started Inlanta Mortgage in 1993 with two branch locations. John will leave his post as CEO to serve as Chairman of the Board for Inlanta Mortgage.

Nicholas DelTorto will remain president and assume the role as CEO. “I consider myself privileged to know and work with Nick. He has done a great job in leading our company and senior management team since his promotion to president in 2012. He is dedicated to Inlanta and the success of our company,” said John Knowlton, Chairman of the Board.

Chris Knowlton, former vice president of marketing and information technology, is now senior vice president and chief information officer. Chris has been with Inlanta for 19 years. He has grown to lead all of the marketing and information technology teams, overseeing all branch internet functions, websites, social media, marketing, and customer retention programs. “It has been great to see his growth with our company,” said John Knowlton.

Joe Ramis, former vice president of business development, is now senior vice president of loan production. Joe has been with Inlanta since 2007. During this time, he has positioned the company for branch growth and has always been a great advocate for Inlanta’s branch employees. His new position will focus on continued branch and loan production development.

“Each of these individuals has been instrumental in our company’s growth and success. We look forward to our continued growth and success as they assume their new roles,” said John Knowlton.

 

 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

 

About Inlanta Mortgage

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs.

Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third time in 2015. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and has been recognized as a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional and a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company and 100 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016

Spring Pinning

Spring Pinning Fun

While some of us are still waiting for spring to arrive, there’s nothing wrong with getting ready for it a little early! We’ve created a fun Pinterest board set up with some Spring Fun ideas, as well as ideas for this Easter weekend!

We’ve pinned new ways to dye Easter eggs, some creative bunny crafts, easy and tasty treats and some activities to do outside. Most of these were found under the “Holidays and Events” and if you still need more ideas, there are still plenty out there.

If you still haven’t jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, what are you waiting for? It’s a virtual way to organize and share interesting things you find on the web, categorized on pinboards. It’s quickly becoming one of the most popular social media sites today, with some users saying it’s as popular as Twitter! Check out all the articles Mashable has on Pinterest.

Here are some of our favorites for Spring Fun:

Check out Inlanta’s Pinterest profile to see all of our boards and be sure to follow us on Pinterest if you have an account! Happy spring pinning! Keep an eye out for our next board – Summer Lovin’.

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Mortgage Rates Mixed – Still Near Lows

Mortgage Rates

30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) average 30-year fixed rate mortgages rose slightly for the week ending December 20, 2012. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 3.37 percent – from last week’s average of 3.32 percent. Last year at this time the 30-year FRM averaged 3.91 percent.

 

15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

Average 15-year fixed rate mortgages fell slightly to 2.65 percent from last week when the average was 2.66 percent. Last year at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.21 percent.

 

5-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages

The average five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) rose slightly to 2.70 percent – from last week when it averaged 2.69 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.86 percent.

 

1-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages

The average one-year Treasury-indexed ARM fell slightly to 2.52 percent from 2.53 last week. Last year at this time, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.77 percent.

 

Contact a licensed mortgage loan professional to take advantage of these record low mortgage rates. Find a loan officer near you.

 

Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac:

“Mortgage rates were mixed this week following data reports on stable inflation and a thriving home construction market. The 12-month growth in the core consumer price index has remained between 1.9 and 2.1 percent for the past five consecutive months ending in November. Meanwhile, housing starts averaged the strongest three months in November since September 2008, and homebuilder confidence rose in December to its highest reading since April 2008.”

Original Source: Freddie Mac Interest rates listed above are national averages as reported by Freddie Mac. Individual interest rates are dependent upon credit approval and may include points. Average mortgage points are also reported in Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Other mortgage financing fees may apply. Contact your lender for detailed information.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Inlanta Expands – Adds Sales & Support Staff

Teamwork

Inlanta Mortgage is delighted to announce the addition of fourteen employees, including four sales and ten support staff in the past month. The company has hired 76 new employees in 2012.

Welcoming New Inlanta Mortgage Employees

The Newington, N.H. branch added new Branch Manager Carol Zink-Mailloux and Jennifer St. Cyr as an administrative loan assistant. At the Manchester, N.H. branch, Jonathan Wagner joined the team as a loan originator.

The Madison, Wis. branch also expanded with the addition of Loan Originator Steve Radlinger and Receptionist Samantha Warden.

Other hires include: Loan Originator Mike Ponce in Oak Brook, Ill. and Administrative Loan Assistant Danna Johnson in Minocqua, Wis..

The corporate office in the Brookfield also added a number of new employees to maintain the high level of support services provided to partners and employees. The underwriting department added new Underwriter Trisha Mulder, while the funding department hired two File Document Review Clerks, Ashley Bruggenwirth and Tammy Baladraf. Clark Jester also joined the team as a government insuring specialist.

Mortgage Industry is Key Player in Economic Recovery

“We are very happy Inlanta is expanding and creating new jobs in this difficult economy. I believe this demonstrates the key role and importance housing and mortgage lending play in the health of our overall economy,” President Nicholas DelTorto said. “The low interest rates and slowly recovering housing market make us a micro case study for job growth. Our new support staff allows our loan officers to help even more customers achieve their home financing goals.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award. Inlanta Mortgage continues to seek qualified mortgage professionals for our team. Review our current job openings here.

 

Inlanta Mortgage Adds New Mortgage Loan Originator

Cate Below

Cate Below, Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator

 

Antigo, Wis., November 2011 – Inlanta Mortgage, formerly First Choice Mortgage, of Antigo is pleased to announce the addition of Cate Below to its branch as a mortgage loan originator and consultant. The branch has been in business in the Antigo area since 2007.

Below has been living in the Antigo area for over 20 years, and has spent the majority of her career in the insurance industry. She started in commercial property and casualty underwriting, and after seven years moved to commercial insurance sales, account management and group benefits account management and consultation.

Below first joined Inlanta in January 2011 as a part-time processor and shortly after decided to pursue a loan originator license. She was officially licensed in September and is already working on building her own pipeline.

“After meeting Cate and learning of her personal and professional interests, we feel very fortunate to work together to compliment and grow our business,” Jim Fittante, branch manager said. “She has worked hard to educate herself on all aspects of the lending business, but also to learn of all the recent changes within the industry as well as the continued challenges in the economy. Upon her successful completion of all required state and national testing, we appreciate her decision to join our local branch. With her professional motivation, she will deliver great value in our many loan products and the excellent customer service our current and future clients deserve to experience.”

Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is delegated FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List, Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Mortgage Professionals”, and Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies.” Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Mortgage Technology Award.

The company’s platform supports high producing professional partner offices with the latest technology and product menu focused on unsurpassed service and quality to both the consumers and employees. Inlanta takes pride in the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics in all its business dealings. It is a member of numerous state Mortgage Bankers Associations and Lenders One, the largest cooperative of mortgage bankers in the nation. Inlanta is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. For more information, please call Inlanta Mortgage at 262-439-4260, email info@inlanta.com or visit the company’s website at www.inlanta.com

Shaping the Future of Our Industry

Inlanta Mortgage recently attended an educational seminar focusing on the differences between Generation X and Generation Y and how the mortgage and real estate industry must recognize how these generations are influenced with regards to home buying and financing. The training session was presented by Matthew Ferrara, organized by the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Education Foundation, and sponsored by Inlanta Mortgage.  Inlanta is proud to be a supporter of the Education Foundation and their efforts in support of the future of the Mortgage Industry.

The Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Education Foundation(WMBEF) is dedicated to promoting, conducting, and creating educational activities for the mortgage banking industry. In addition, the foundation seeks to encourage, recruit, and promote the advancement of minorities in the real estate finance industry. Furthermore, the foundation provides scholarship funds to students focusing on real estate finance at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools.  Since 1989, the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association has awarded over 35 scholarships to men and women pursuing careers in the mortgage banking and real estate industries.

It is important to make sure we are helping those currently in the mortgage industry and those who will be the future. The WMBA does a great job of keeping current mortgage professionals up-to-date on the latest legislation, reforms and industry news. This kind of support helps our professionals provide the best services to their customers and business partners and keeps the industry strong and reputable. By raising funds for the professionals of the future, we are helping ensure the industry will remain solid and educated. Furthermore, supporting industry professionals in training, we encourage a seamless transition from generation to generation and guarantee the sharing of new technology and products with future homebuyers.

“As a member of the WMBA and a supporter of the Education Foundation, it brings me great pride in helping shape the future of our industry,” said Nick DelTorto, Inlanta Mortgage’s Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the WMBA. “We as mortgage and real estate professionals need to work together to keep our industry at its best and that starts with the education of current professionals and the young people that are on their way.”

To learn more about the Wisconsin Mortage Bankers Association visit them online at www.wimba.org.