Attention Real Estate Agents: If you haven't taken the course Mortgage Mania, we are offering the class next week on 11/18 at 5:30pm at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Advanced Registration is Required. Course is 3 Credits. To Register CLICK HERE
Credits: 3 Hours
Instructors: Andrew M. Lieb, Esq., MPH; Karen R. Laurence
Summary: It's time to learn the secrets in order to qualify for a mortgage. This seminar will begin with the basics, discussing everything from the definition of a mortgage to types of mortgages. You will learn who the players are at the bank and how their respective roles impact your deal. Mr. Lieb will discuss the differences between a prequalification and a commitment and how to close your deal smoothly under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Mrs. Laurence (Mortgage Loan Officer) will share secrets that occur behind the scenes at the banks and let you know how to navigate through issues with credit scores. This course will enable you to weed-out high-risk clients and to advise average credit score clients on structuring their applications to get approved. Let's prevent mortgage contingency clauses from killing our deals.
About the Instructors:
Andrew M. Lieb, Esq., MPH
Andrew M. Lieb is the Managing Attorney at Lieb at Law, P.C., a family-owned law firm with offices in Center Moriches and Manhasset, New York. In such, Mr. Lieb is licensed to practice law in the Courts of New York State and the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Lieb is further licensed as a Real Estate Instructor in New York State by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational Standards.
Mr. Lieb is also the founder and lead instructor of the firm's New York State licensed Real Estate School, which serves as the Pro Bono arm of Lieb at Law offering certified continuing education (CE) courses to Real Estate Professionals.
Mr. Lieb actively instructs New York State continuing legal education (CLE) classes, holds a Masters of Public Health, and is an Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College. He's served as a Faculty Member of the Suffolk Academy of Law, and as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University in Bloomington. Mr. Lieb currently sits on the Board of Directors for Colonial Youth and Family Services, is the Chairman of Center Moriches High School Business Advisory Board, and is a Contributing Editor for both Homes of the Hamptons and Homes of Eastern Long Island magazines.
Karen Laurence, Mortgage Loan Officer
Karen Laurence currently serves as a Mortgage Loan Officer at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, focusing in residential real estate. With over 13 years in the industry, Ms. Laurence offers additional expertise in commercial lending and maintains certifications and licenses in Mortgage, Insurance, Real Estate and is also a Notary.
Ms. Laurence excels with first time home-buyers and refinancers, while her specialty is foreclosures and short sales, reverse mortgages, new construction, mortgage originations and refinancing.
Prior to working at BFCU, Ms. Laurence was a Branch Manager at Countrywide Home Loans, a corporate Loan Consultant at GMAC Mortgage, and held further roles in private and public institutions.
Ms. Laurence's professional affiliations include: Women's Council of Realtors, Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women, Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Builder's Institute, Huntington and North Nassau Chapters of the Long Island Board of Realtors.
Ms. Laurence received her Bachelor of Arts from the University Of Miami, Florida, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Mass Communications.