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President's Message

 

Message from FAMP President Linda Knowlton



I would like to thank each and everyone of you that responded to FAMP’s Call to Action.  We asked Congress to take action to roll-back the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae 50 basis point fee on refinances and they heard us.
 
Wow! What an impressive number of responses we had!  Because of concern about our borrowers, Freddie and Fannie have delayed this tax on homeownership to December 1st.  We believe this tax will continue to deprive homeowners from being able to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates and save money for their families.   As information regarding this 50 basis points increase is available, we will provide updates on how we can fight back.  FAMP will continue to inform you as this develops and notify you of opportunities for all of us to fight back.  Washington needs to hear OUR VOICE, YOUR VOICE.  We must continue to unite so we can be heard and protect our customers since this impacts their lives the most.
 
Now on to some other exciting news………
 
FAMP’s Vision to Success Annual Convention is just around the corner September 9-12th at Hilton Bonnet Creek. While others have shifted their events all-virtual, we are still coming together for the best live mortgage broker event in the nation. Let’s show other mortgage brokers and loan originators across the country how it is done!  There are options to attend live and virtually.  We have a great mobile app available that will keep you informed and updated on all activities.  We will be live streaming from the convention as well.   There is still time to exhibit but only for a few more days.
 
All of the latest guidance and protocols from the CDC and state and local health officials will be observed throughout the event
 
Our speaker line-up is one not to miss.  Barry Habib, The Office of Financial Regulation, Dr. Ted C Jones  Economist, Roy DeLoach NAMB’s Washington Lobbyist, Carl White and others will be live in Orlando. Download the convention app at https://crowd.cc/s/3R7vC or go to our ourfamp.org to register and obtain more information.
 
A thank you to our Vision sponsors Freedom Mortgage and Quicken loans for their on-going support to FAMP during this pandemic; their unwavering dedication to our industry is much appreciated.   A big shout out and also a thank you to Nationwide Appraisal Network for sponsoring the blood drive on sight with One Blood.  Please come donate blood and save a life.  With your blood donation you will receive the COVID anti-body test, cholesterol results and a donation gift from One Blood.  Schedule your appointment now at:  Click here to register for Thursday, September 10  or  Click here to register for Friday, September 11.  Be the good in the World by donating.
 
To all our exhibitors and sponsors and to those that have already registered and committed to attend we thank you for your support.  
 
In closing, come social distance with us at the convention.  It is time to get out of our houses and remote offices and see each other.  FAMP’s Vision for Success Convention and Show must go on and it is!  Here are the links to register, exhibit and download the mobile app.  Click here to register to attend; Click here to register to exhibit and Click here to download the mobile app. 
 
I want to hear from you. Please contact me at linda.knowlton@ourfamp.org.
 
See you in Orlando!


Linda Knowlton
FAMP President