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Posted: 12/26/2021

As a member of our Mortgage Lending department, you will join a dynamic team of dedicated individuals committed to rendering credit decisions on incoming applications consistent with Credit Union and Fannie Mae guidelines.

*This opportunity has a requirement to work on premises minimum 2-3 days per week in Littleton, Massachusetts*

What you’ll do

  • Under the general supervision of the Mortgage Operations Manager, analyze employment profile, credit strength, property characteristics, and all other information pertinent to the credit decision process on each mortgage application.
  • Review loans for approval and list conditions needed to clear the loan to close.
  • Approve, deny, and counteroffer mortgage applications within authority limits.
  • Utilize MortgageBot loan operating system
  • Evaluate and verify the accuracy of the loan product, and pricing for each loan. Identify all possible counter offer situations to ensure the applicant’s options are fully determined and that fair lending was applied in all cases.
  • Evaluate all supporting documentation and real estate appraisals to ensure items meet secondary market standards and requirements.
  • Be proficient in underwriting the self-employed borrower and completing a cash flow analysis form.
  • Utilize the daily mortgage loan production reports to maintain turnaround times.
  • Report all problems or adverse situations to the Mortgage Operations Manager as they arise and handle accordingly as instructed.
  • Analyze Condominium Projects to ensure Fannie Mae requirements are met for loans to be sold on the secondary market.
  • Maintain knowledge of compliance laws applicable to mortgage originations including Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation Z (TRID), Regulation C (HMDA), Fair Credit Reporting Act and other state and federal laws which may be applicable.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Experience Required

  • 1-3 years experience underwriting mortgages to secondary market guidelines, utilizing mortgage loan operating systems
  • Must have strong organizational, analytical and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of Fannie Mae’s underwriting guidelines.
  • Knowledge of real estate lending regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the mortgage industry.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of HMDA compliance.

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