August 2020

FAMP and The Greatest Trade Show - Vision for Success 2020 The show will go on!

The FAMP 2020 Trade Show has been moved to September 9th thru 12th, 2020. Last year was a year of growth and prosperity for our industry and for FAMP. Our Tradeshow was the largest it has been in years and the numerous top tier exhibitors did not leave our attendees wanting. It is no wonder the FAMP State Tradeshow is recognized nationally as being one of the best in the country!
Despite the events going on in the world today, the mortgage industry is booming! Rates are at record lows and consumers are seeing unprecedented savings. We are all busy while Covid-19 remains persistent and surges in case numbers continue. As such, the Hotel/Convention Center requested that FAMP move the Trade Show date to ensure that adequate hotel staff was present and prepared to offer the best service and attention possible for our attendees.

Information about the Hotel’s Clean Stay initiative can be found here and FAMP has also taken special safety measures to ensure the safest trade show possible.
In a recent poll to our past attendees, members, and exhibitors, you made it
abundantly clear that you want the Trade Show to go on and the vast majority of you stated that you will be attending and participating in CE classes, other education, and events. I want to thank all of you that participated in our survey. We are listening and FAMP is turning your requests into reality.
You can also look forward to seeing some virtual components introduced in this year’s show and a Facemask Competition! 

I look forward to seeing all of you at this year’s show!

If you are not already a FAMP member, support your industry and join today.

On behalf of your FAMP Family, Gino Moro, FAMP President

All Things FAMP 2020 Trade Show!

FAMP Annual Convention & Trade Show September 9-12, 2020

Join the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals for FAMP's 2020 Vision for Success at the 2020 State Convention and Trade Show! 
Hilton Bonnet Creek | 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821

For the past 60 years, this annual event has attracted Florida's top mortgage professionals!  Don't miss this opportunity to network with mortgage brokers and lenders from across Florida! Register here.

Thanks to Our Vision Sponsors!

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations! Make reservations by August 10, 2020 to take advantage of discounted room rate of $149 per night!
Register by August 9, 2020 using our discount code FAMP2020 and attend the Two-Day Trade Show and Breakout Sessions for FREE!


Join FAMP for their 2020 Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 9th at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club!

Cost for golf including breakfast is $99 for a single golfer or $375 for a foursome!
This tournament features an 8:30am shotgun start with breakfast starting at 7:45am.
Tournament format is a 4 person scramble.
For more, click here.

FAMP Gives Back - Red Cross OneBlood Drive as part of FAMP 2020 State Convention and Trade Show on September 10-11, 2020!

This year, as part of FAMP's Convention and Trade Show, we are excited to partner with OneBlood on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11 at our conference. We'll be working together to give back to the community in a truly life changing way since each donation we collect can save up to three lives.
OneBlood's vision is to become the leading world-class blood system in the innovation of new services, technology and research, that positively impacts blood product safety and availability, and enhances the lives of our team members.  
In addition, for a limited time, all blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus. 

NEW interactive Mobile App to be available for Sept. 9-12 FAMP State Convention
FAMP will have something new for the Sept. 9-12th state convention… an interactive mobile app that will let attendees know what’s going on when and where...available at their fingertips! “The primary function of the app will be to provide attendees an interactive way to access the agenda, create their own schedule with push notification reminders for CE classes and speakers, view a list of exhibitors with detailed contact information and handouts.” Gino Moro, President of FAMP stated. “Detailed information on exhibitors and speakers along with the ability to communicate with our attendees easily via their phones was a primary objective.” All convention registrants will get access to the mobile app and see the overall flow and content of the convention directly from their phone. Access to convention exhibitor contact info. will still be available the full month after the convention. Go here for details as they are posted. Way to go, FAMP!

Facemask Competition

there is no reason we cannot have a little fun while practicing safety, so we are holding a Facemask Competition at this year’s Trade Show. We want you to look your best and show off your creativity! Look for updates from FAMP on the convention page as we get closer to the Trade Show.


Health and Safety Protocols: What is FAMP and the hotel doing… what can you do?
FAMP is focused on the health and safety of its members, volunteers, staff and partners who will be attending this year’s Convention. We are and will continue to monitor guidelines and safety recommendations from state and local health officials and we are working closely with hotel staff and our exhibition company to create a comfortable meeting environment for everyone. Please find specific information about our 2020 Convention and Trade Show protocols here.

Speakers You Will Not Want to Miss!

September 11, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am: Market Update with Barry Habib

Barry Habib is an American Entrepreneur and frequent Media resource for his Mortgage and Housing expertise with frequent appearances on CNBC and FOX.  He is also the CEO of MBS Highway – the industry’s most highly regarded and recognized tool for transforming salespeople into advisors.

11:00am - 12:00pm: The Lobbyist vs. The Economist

Don't miss this informative discussion between Roy DeLoach, Lobbyist for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist for Stewart Title. 

Roy DeLoach is a Washington, D.C. based attorney and lobbyist with more than 20 years of legislative and regulatory experience in the financial services sector and related industries. He has a particularly extensive background in a number of issues related to housing finance, including mortgage origination, loan servicing and secondary market transactions. He was instrumental in gaining an amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to limit the potential negative consequences of the law on his client, a trade organization representing a major sector of the U.S. residential mortgage market.

Ted C. Jones is the Chief Economist – Senior Vice President for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Previously, he served as the first director of investor relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation NYSE-STC for 17 years, ending March 2014. Currently, Ted addresses the information needs of internal and external customers, conducts on-going research and supports economic and financial analysis for the company and its customers. Jones earned a PhD in finance with a minor in statistics and a master’s degree in land economics and real estate from Texas A&M University. 

2:00pm - 2:50pm: Capitalize on SFR, Fix & Flip, & Other Real Estate Investing Opportunities sponsored by RCN Capital

While the pandemic has affected many aspects of the real estate industry, real estate investor activity and demand for single-family homes remains stronger than ever. Now is the time to expand your product offerings to cater to this segment of the market. Private lending continues to offer flexible, lucrative options for fix and flip, long-term rental and other real estate investing scenarios that don’t fit traditional guidelines.
RCN Capital CEO & Private Lending Expert, Jeffrey Tesch, will teach you how to: 
• Identify profitable solutions for some of your most commonly overlooked leads
• Leverage fix & flip loans, long-term rental loans, and other private lending products to make more money now
• Guide investors through the origination process so that you can develop and retain more business 

2:00pm - 2:50pm: Breakout Session presented by Deephaven Mortgage
See convention page for more.

3:00pm - 3:50pm: The New Non-QM: How It Works For You presented by Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions

Alternative lending is the fastest growing segment of the mortgage industry. Why? Attend our presentation and find out! The growth potential is significant making it imperative to utilize these products now. By offering non-Agency/non-QM products, lenders can break into an untapped market, increase their reach and help millions of underserved American homebuyers find a mortgage that fits their needs – AND ultimately grow their business. Presented by John Jeanmonod, Regional VP of Sales at Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions.

Learning objectives include understanding:
  • What non-QM means
  • Common misconceptions regarding non-QM
  • Products and programs that are available to help borrowers with loan challenges
  • The technology that is helping make non-QM even easier to close
  • How to identify and reach potential non-QM borrowers
  • Qualifying and actively marketing to non-QM borrowers to increase volume
  • Choosing the right non-QM investor
3:00pm - 3:50pm: Breakout Session presented by Reverse Mortgage Funding
For more go to convention page.


Events you will not want to miss!

End of Event Celebration!
Join FAMP and the FAMP House Band Black Honkeys on Sept. 11, 2020 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm for a fun-filled night!  Enjoy dinner, dancing and drinks as we celebrate our achievements over the past year and install our new incoming Executive Committee and honor those who have contributed to our success over the past year. (Cost is $49 and includes hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Register on convention page.)
8-Hour NMLS-Approved Continuing Education Classes on  September 10 and 12, 2020
from 8:00am - 5:00pm: (Cost: Full Pass: $189 - Member / $289 - Non-member; Education Pass: $99 - Member; $199 - Non-Member). Click here for class registration when available.


Welcome, New FAMP Members!

FAMP Chapters Want You!

Seven Florida Association of Mortgage Professional chapters across Florida want YOU to become an active member in your mortgage industry trade group! Whether you are new to the business or a seasoned professional... whether you are a loan originator, processor or mortgage related service provider… if you have a desire to be part of the independent loan originator business, we’d like to hear from you!
Below are the chapter areas and member contacts. We welcome your interest for 2020-2021!



The FAMP Lenders & Affiliates Committee
is dedicated to supporting loan originators and growing business opportunities mutually, while encouraging active participation and increase overall membership within our industry and industry related partners.
Contact Bryan Cronin or Jerry Sanchez to find out how to connect to FAMP chapter events!
Click on Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals Statewide Calendar of Events to see upcoming events and education classes!
FAMP Newsletter - August 2020