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Special Event

100% Gifts are a Go!

Who Should Attend:

Loan officers, processors

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 30 minutes

Overview

For several years MGIC has provided the broadest gift lines available allowing homebuyers to use gift funds to make up 100% of their down payment. However, in this increasingly competitive market place, merely knowing the guidelines is not enough. Successful LOs need to know where the opportunity is and how to use guidelines to stand out with Realtors and consumers.

This 30-minute webinar will cover:

  • MGIC gift guidelines
  • What Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac allow with gifts
  • The true opportunity gift funds provide
  • How to use gifts to save money and increase purchase power
  • Marketing ideas and ways MGIC can help

Apr 15 10:00 AM CT

Trainer: Jack Long

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Appraisal Training
Featuring the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) Requirements

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 2 hours
Classroom, 2 hours

Overview

In MGIC’s Residential Appraisal Review workshop, you will get the tools you need to help build and strengthen your appraisal evaluation skills. The more familiar you become with typical secondary market guidelines, learn what reports are available, and develop a deeper understanding of certain cautionary items that help identify potential problems, the better you will be at evaluating an appraisal.

In this session, you will:

  • Analyze the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR 1004/70), including interior and exterior photos, location map and floor plan sketch
  • Analyze the Market Conditions Addendum (1004MC/71)

This workshop provides the most up-to-date appraisal information and analytical tools, including:

  • Highlights of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD), effective September 1, 2011
  • A resource manual to keep at your desk as a handy reference after completing the training
  • An appraisal review checklist that helps identify potential cautionary items
  • Samples of other agency report forms

Apr 23 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Rebecca Chase

Apr 24 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Beryl Johnson

May 15 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Sheryl Yu

May 19 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Jeff Platfoot

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Evaluating Income and Assets

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 1.5 hours
Classroom, 2 hours

Overview

Evaluating income and assets are a critical part of making an informed underwriting decision:

  • Will the borrowers be able to make their new mortgage payment AND meet all of their other monthly obligations?
  • Do down payment and cash management skills support their commitment to the property and to repaying their mortgage?

After this webinar, you'll be able to answer these questions by knowing how to:

  • Identify various income sources
  • Know how to document and calculate income from several diverse sources
  • Understand the different asset categories
  • Know how to document and source assets

Please note: This class does not include evaluating self-employed borrowers. MGIC offers additional basic and advanced Self-Employed Borrower classes for AGI and SAM accounting methods.

Apr 22 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Sheryl Yu

Apr 29 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Jeff Platfoot

May 9 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Rebecca Chase

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MGIC MI Basics

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters and loan officers new to the mortgage business or looking to refresh their knowledge about mortgage insurance

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 1 hour
Classroom, 2 hours

Overview

In 1957, MGIC created private mortgage insurance to help make homeownership more affordable. Today, the mortgage industry offers more financing alternatives for high-LTV lending, yet MI remains one of the safest, most affordable options for both lenders and borrowers.

Join MGIC for this fundamental workshop, and get acquainted — or reacquainted — with the basics of mortgage insurance. You’ll learn to:

  • consider, compare and conclude which options are best for borrowers;
  • understand what MI is and how it works;
  • demystify some of the misunderstandings and misinformation surrounding MI; and
  • learn how to calculate MI rates based on popular premium plans.

Apr 8 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Zak Werth

Apr 15 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Scott Meerstein

May 13 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Scott Meerstein

May 20 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Zak Werth

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Special Event

MGIC MI Beyond the Basics

Who Should Attend:

Loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 30 minutes

Overview

FHA changes last year have many LOs and homebuyers looking at conventional options with private mortgage insurance. And MGIC's Go! provides the quickest, simplest way to get MI with your DU® or LP® decision. However there is a lot more to MI than merely knowing the basics. And how you use it and present it to Realtors and homebuyers can make a huge difference in your success. Join us for a half-hour webinar that will cover:

  • High-level overview of MI today
  • MGIC's streamlined underwriting Go! program & gift guidelines
  • How to know which loans should still go FHA and which should go conventional
  • Tips on how to present MI to Realtors and consumers
  • Marketing materials you can use with your referral partners

Apr 16 1:00 PM CT

Trainer: Scott Meerstein

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Self-Employed Borrowers — Basic (AGI Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Basic SAM or AGI, 1.5 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

Join MGIC for this comprehensive workshop that will take you step-by-step through a self-employed borrower's personal tax returns. Defining common terms and theories such as nonrecurring vs. recurring, depreciation and other noncash expenses, etc. will help you to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower's financial standing. In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Review personal tax returns and schedules focusing on sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • Understand recurring vs. nonrecurring income and loss;
  • Analyze the partnership business returns (1065);
  • Increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • Understand documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

Apr 22 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Sheryl Yu

May 19 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Jeff Platfoot

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Self-Employed Borrowers — Basic (SAM Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Basic SAM or AGI, 1.5 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

Join MGIC for this comprehensive workshop that will take you step-by-step through a self-employed borrower’s personal tax returns. Defining common terms and theories such as nonrecurring vs. recurring, depreciation and other noncash expenses, etc. will help you to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s financial standing. In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Review personal tax returns and schedules focusing on sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • Understand recurring vs. nonrecurring income and loss;
  • Analyze the partnership business returns (1065);
  • Increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • Understand documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

Apr 24 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Beryl Johnson

May 15 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Sheryl Yu

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Self-Employed Borrowers — Advanced (AGI Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Advanced SAM or AGI, 2 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

This comprehensive workshop will help you dig deeper through business tax returns to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s personal and business financial standing. This workshop will provide:

  • A high-level review of personal tax returns and schedules including sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • An in-depth look at business tax returns for 1065 partnerships, 1120 S Corporations and the 1120 US Corporate returns;
  • Ways to increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • A review of documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

Note: This course assumes an understanding of the basic fundamentals for analyzing tax returns such as recurring vs. nonrecurring income/loss; depreciation, noncash expenses, etc. and how they affect cashflow.

Apr 23 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Rebecca Chase

May 22 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Beryl Johnson

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Self-Employed Borrowers — Advanced (SAM Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Advanced SAM or AGI, 2 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

This comprehensive workshop will help you dig deeper through business tax returns to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s personal and business financial standing. This workshop will provide:

  • A high-level review of personal tax returns and schedules including sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • An in-depth look at business tax returns for 1065 partnerships, 1120 S Corporations and the 1120 US Corporate returns;
  • Ways to increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • A review of documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

Note: This course assumes an understanding of the basic fundamentals for analyzing tax returns such as recurring vs. nonrecurring income/loss; depreciation, noncash expenses, etc. and how they affect cashflow.

Apr 29 10:30 AM CT

Trainer: Jeff Platfoot

May 22 2:00 PM CT

Trainer: Rebecca Chase

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Recorded Webinars

Class Recorded webinars

Appraisal Training

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 2 hours
Classroom, 2 hours

Overview

In MGIC’s Residential Appraisal Review workshop, you will get the tools you need to help build and strengthen your appraisal evaluation skills. The more familiar you become with typical secondary market guidelines, learn what reports are available, and develop a deeper understanding of certain cautionary items that help identify potential problems, the better you will be at evaluating an appraisal.

In this session, you will:

  • Analyze the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR 1004/70), including interior and exterior photos, location map and floor plan sketch
  • Analyze the Market Conditions Addendum (1004MC/71)

This workshop provides the most up-to-date appraisal information and analytical tools, including:

  • Highlights of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD), effective September 1, 2011
  • A resource manual to keep at your desk as a handy reference after completing the training
  • An appraisal review checklist that helps identify potential cautionary items
  • Samples of other agency report forms

1 hour 28 minutes
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Cracking the LinkedIn Code

Presented by Deborah Richmond, Tekkbuzz

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:00 am
54 Minutes

Who Should Attend:

Loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 30 minutes

Overview

One of the most overlooked tools for business is LinkedIn. If you've been ignoring LinkedIn, it's time to take notice.

Learn how to:

  • Optimize your profile
  • Make connections
  • Join groups and stay active
  • Drive traffic to your website

54 minutes
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Evaluating Income and Assets.

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 1.5 hours

Overview

Evaluating income and assets are a critical part of making an informed underwriting decision:

  • Will the borrowers be able to make their new mortgage payment AND meet all of their other monthly obligations?
  • Do down payment and cash management skills support their commitment to the property and to repaying their mortgage?

After this webinar, you'll be able to answer these questions by knowing how to:

  • Identify various income sources
  • Know how to document and calculate income from several diverse sources
  • Understand the different asset categories
  • Know how to document and source assets

Please note: This class does not include evaluating self-employed borrowers. MGIC offers additional basic and advanced Self-Employed Borrower classes for AGI and SAM accounting methods.

1 hour 42 minutes
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Go! Win Realtors

Who Should Attend:

Loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 30 minutes

Overview

You get it. Conventional with private MI is the better option for many borrowers. So how do you use those changes to differentiate yourself? To win business from Realtors®, builders and borrowers? Let MGIC help! Join us for a 30-minute webinar that will highlight:

  • Recent market trends
  • MGIC's streamlined underwriting Go! program
  • Why all industry changes are good for you when it comes to working with Realtors®
  • MGIC's expansive gift policy
  • How to present MI to Realtors®, builders and buyers
  • Marketing materials you can use with your referral partners

23 minutes
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MGIC MI Basics

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters and loan officers new to the mortgage business or looking to refresh their knowledge about mortgage insurance

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 1 hour
Classroom, 2 hours

Overview

In 1957, MGIC created private mortgage insurance to help make homeownership more affordable. Today, the mortgage industry offers more financing alternatives for high-LTV lending, yet MI remains one of the safest, most affordable options for both lenders and borrowers.

Join MGIC for this fundamental workshop, and get acquainted — or reacquainted — with the basics of mortgage insurance. You'll learn to:

  • consider, compare and conclude which options are best for borrowers;
  • understand what MI is and how it works;
  • demystify some of the misunderstandings and misinformation surrounding MI; and
  • learn how to calculate MI rates based on popular premium plans.

38 minutes
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Putting the Pieces Together: Processing Mortgage Apps

Who Should Attend:

Processors and loan officers with less than 3 years of experience in the mortgage business

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 2 hours
Classroom, time varies

Overview

Our PTPT seminar incorporates a high level overview of the basic principles of processing and underwriting and helps you become comfortable with the fundamental skills required to effectively take and process a mortgage application. Join us for this insightful workshop, and you'll maximize your effectiveness and value to both your borrowers and your company.
You'll learn to:

  • logically gather data and documents;
  • understand the importance of a complete 1003;
  • understand risk layering;
  • evaluate The Four Cs — Credit, Capacity, Capital and Collateral — which help determine mortgage worthiness; and
  • ask the right questions to maximize your effectiveness and value to both your borrower and your company.

1 hour 48 minutes
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Self-Employed Borrowers — Basic (AGI Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Basic SAM or AGI, 1.5 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

Join MGIC for this comprehensive workshop that will take you step-by-step through a self-employed borrower’s personal tax returns. Defining common terms and theories such as nonrecurring vs. recurring, depreciation and other noncash expenses, etc. will help you to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s financial standing. In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Review personal tax returns and schedules focusing on sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • Understand recurring vs. nonrecurring income and loss;
  • Analyze the partnership business returns (1065);
  • Increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • Understand documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

1 hour 52 minutes
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Self-Employed Borrowers — Basic (SAM Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Basic SAM or AGI, 1.5 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

Join MGIC for this comprehensive workshop that will take you step-by-step through a self-employed borrower’s personal tax returns. Defining common terms and theories such as nonrecurring vs. recurring, depreciation and other noncash expenses, etc. will help you to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s financial standing. In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Review personal tax returns and schedules focusing on sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • Understand recurring vs. nonrecurring income and loss;
  • Analyze the partnership business returns (1065);
  • Increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • Understand documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

1 hour 22 minutes
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Self-Employed Borrowers — Advanced (AGI Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Advanced SAM or AGI, 2 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

This comprehensive workshop will help you dig deeper through business tax returns to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s personal and business financial standing. This workshop will provide:

  • A high-level review of personal tax returns and schedules including sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • An in-depth look at business tax returns for 1065 partnerships, 1120 S Corporations and the 1120 US Corporate returns;
  • Ways to increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • A review of documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

Note: This course assumes an understanding of the basic fundamentals for analyzing tax returns such as recurring vs. nonrecurring income/loss; depreciation, noncash expenses, etc. and how they affect cashflow.

1 hour 57 minutes
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Self-Employed Borrowers — Advanced (SAM Method)

Who Should Attend:

Processors, underwriters, loan officers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train:
Advanced SAM or AGI, 2 hours
Classroom, 3 hours

Overview

This comprehensive workshop will help you dig deeper through business tax returns to develop a clearer picture of your self-employed borrower’s personal and business financial standing. This workshop will provide:

  • A high-level review of personal tax returns and schedules including sole proprietor (Schedule C); unreimbursed business expenses (2106); rental income properties and their losses and expenses, including noncash expenses (Schedule E) and partnership income (K-1);
  • An in-depth look at business tax returns for 1065 partnerships, 1120 S Corporations and the 1120 US Corporate returns;
  • Ways to increase efficiency in processing and underwriting SEB loan applications; and
  • A review of documentation requirements, acceptable income and underwriting criteria

Note: This course assumes an understanding of the basic fundamentals for analyzing tax returns such as recurring vs. nonrecurring income/loss; depreciation, noncash expenses, etc. and how they affect cashflow.

1 hour 12 minutes
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The Changing Market — How Appreciation and Cancellation Impact MI Premium Options

Who Should Attend:

Loan officers, managers, mortgage professionals

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 30 minutes

Overview

Headlines have declared housing is back. Many markets have already seen tremendous appreciation, and many economists are forecasting steady growth. At the same time we've seen changes to FHA and conventional guidelines, along with the long-awaited QM rule. So what does that mean to you and your borrowers when determining whether to go conventional or FHA? Or when selecting which MI premium plan to use?

Join us for a 30-minute webinar where we will show you how recent industry changes can impact those decisions. In this webinar we'll examine:

  • Recent market trends
  • Latest FHA changes and MGIC's streamlined underwriting Go! program
  • How appreciation and cancellation impact high-LTV options
  • How to use current market changes to your advantage with Realtors, builders and borrowers
  • Ways MGIC can help you differentiate yourself from the competition

30 minutes
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Using Simple, Streamlined MI To Increase Your Business

Who Should Attend:

Loan officers, managers

Format, Time Frame:

Live on e-Train, 20 minutes

Overview

MGIC has significantly expanded and streamlined guidelines to provide the simplest way to get MI. Great news…but what does that really mean for you? How do you use these expanded guidelines to help you expand your business? Prevail in the purchase market? Capture attention of Realtors® and consumers?

Join us for a short 20-minute webinar where we will discuss and answer questions regarding:

  • MGIC's streamlined underwriting Go! program
  • MGIC's expansive gift policy
  • How recent industry and economic changes provide the perfect opportunities to stand out and win business
  • How to present your new expanded guidelines to your Realtor partners

20 minutes
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Tutorials for MGIC online tools

Recorded tutorial presentations are available to you to play at your convenience, at no charge. You may need to adjust your speaker volume.

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MI origination tools

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