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Bikerdiva58 in Voorhees, New Jersey

Updated 16 months ago

Career Change from Underwriting - 28 Replies

I've been an underwriter for 16 years but found myself laid off again in 2007. Two jobs in one year is pretty pathetic for someone who is so...


Updated 29 months ago

Show me the money... - 10 Replies

What are typical underwriter salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

verilly in Palm Harbor, Florida

Updated 66 months ago

To be the best... - 17 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every underwriter must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your underwriter expertise?

ScottAL in Mansfield, Texas

Updated 80 months ago

FHA / DE Underwriter question - 1 Reply

Hey everyone, let me introduce myself. My name is Scott Lang. Im 33 years old, married for 12 years and have 2 children. Ill try and make this...

AD in Huntington Beach, California

Updated 80 months ago

Underwriter blog for you to vent - 4 Replies


WH50 in Beacon Falls, Connecticut

Updated 88 months ago

Surety Underwriter - 3 Replies

I recently got an offer to train as a surety underwriter and I am wondering what the career path for this job looks like. I come from a finance...

LV24 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 93 months ago

Interview Preparation - 2 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming underwriter interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

BarbaritoViera in Miami, Florida

Loss Control Inspection

I am an independent loss control inspector working with insurance companies that perform loss control inspections at business sites for;workers...

Kris in Los Angeles, California

Updated 100 months ago

Underwriting is underwriting - 16 Replies

Why is it so difficult to even get an interview for Surety Bond, Insurance & or Commercial underwriting?? I've been a residential underwriter for...

Kris in Los Angeles, California

Updated 100 months ago

underwrting - 1 Reply

what is happening with the companies in Los Angeles for underwriting positions , with underwriters that have their DE or Lapp . Where are the brokers...

david amodt in Newport Beach, California

Consumer Underwriter Seeking Advice for Mortgage Opportunities

I have been a consumer recreational loan underwriter for 10+ years. Underwriting autos, rv's, boats, motorcycles, and yachts ranging from 10k-2mm. I...

Need insight in San Francisco, California

So do you use "SAM", "AGI", or "Fannie Mae's Cash Flow Analysis Job Aid"? Why? Be specific please.

So do you use "SAM", "AGI", or "Fannie Mae's Cash Flow Analysis Job Aid"? Why? Be specific please.

James in Sarasota, Florida

Lender Approval after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Hi..I was wondering if anyone knows if an underwriter will give me final approval for a loan assuming I meet all criteria set forth BUT did claim...

Danelle Smith in Palm Springs, California


I have bene in the Mortgage buiness going on 20 years. I just saw an add that I am extremly qualified for, but it read that if you have had a job gap...

greg in Saint Jacob, Illinois

Inspection services

Looking for companies who work with independent inspectors. Mortage ,insurance , home inspections. Any help would be great. Thanks

Blakrain in Mesa, Arizona

Updated 123 months ago

Starting out... - 5 Replies

How did you get your start doing underwriter work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

wanda in Tempe, Arizona

Updated 125 months ago

Has anyone else been thrown under the bus? - 2 Replies

With investors trying to find any reason to have loans bought back by originating lenders is anyone in my boat? Loans that were closed over a year...

Felisa A. Fontanez in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Newly licensed - A toe in the door

Networking is the best way to get your toe in the door at a recognized company. I am newly licensed Life , Health and Accident insurance agent. I...

Oceans11 in Laguna Niguel, California

Updated 130 months ago

Headhunter or send your application direct - 1 Reply

When seeking a new job, have you had more success/more satisfactory results going through a headhunter or by applying directly to various companies?

24 yrs experience in Rushville, Indiana

Updated 131 months ago

relational transition - 1 Reply

I have approximately 4 years underwriting experience doing manufactured housing loans. I think that it is really great experience because of it's...

youtalkwireless@*****.*** in Palm Bay, Florida

Updated 133 months ago

Getting ahead... - 1 Reply

What is the best training for becoming a hirable underwriter? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

Adam in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 135 months ago

Question on HCC Surety Group - 3 Replies

What is the reputation of HCC Surety Group in general and also as far as their Surety Bond departments?


Updated 138 months ago

Underwriter jobs locally - 1 Reply

My advise to any Underwriters locally is to change professions. There are no viable Underwriting jobs in this financial climate. It is a shame...

Andrew Proctor Pauken Executive Search in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 148 months ago

Boom or bust? - 1 Reply

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most underwriter...


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