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Experience 2018 registration underway – including pre-conference training

Registration for Ellie Mae Experience 2018 is underway, including the opportunity to be a part of our pre-conference training. Repeatedly sold out, this is a unique, hands-on opportunity to partner with experts and master mission-critical skills. Don’t miss Experience 2018, the must-attend conference for Encompass® users.  And take your skills to the next level with this year’s pre-event training. It all starts March 19, 2018 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Register now.
Encompass Innovation Challenge: Enter, win, and bask in the glory

Do you have an awesome Encompass API or system enhancement idea? Something in concept, in process, or built out and in production? Enter our Encompass Innovation Challenge. Win it and your innovation will be showcased at Experience 2018, where – thanks to your two complimentary passes – you can bask in your glory.
Maximizing hurricane relief: You make a donation and we match it

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – we’ve seen and heard the stories of the damage these storms left behind. Bolstered by our Ellie Mae Cares philanthropic organization, we are matching donation dollars to better help with the rebuilding efforts. When you step up, we step up. We match each donation from employees and friends of Ellie Mae, doubling the amount that goes to help rebuild.

Donations will be accepted through midnight on October 31, 2017. 

Dream Big, Win Tiny: Enter for a chance to own a tiny house or win a $15K vacation

It's no small feat helping make your customers’ biggest dreams come true. Yet you do it every day as a member of the mortgage community, and we think that's awesome. Share how you help power the dream of homeownership and enter for a chance to:

     •   Win a chance to own a tiny house from the Tiny SMART House company or...
     •   Win a $15,000 Airbnb vacation gift card for the destination of your choice or...
     •   Pay it forward and have the $15k donated to Habitat for Humanity® in your name


All you need is your free Dream Big, Win Tiny kit to get started.

Update to URLA Implementation Timeline

Ellie Mae has strategic partnerships with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and remains in constant contact with both GSEs on many topics, including the new Uniform Residential Mortgage Application (URLA).  

The GSEs have been gathering industry feedback on the timeline for implementation, the redesign of the URLA, and the accompanying AUS specifications. On September 26, 2017, the GSEs announced the planned implementation timeline for the new URLA.  Additionally, an update to the HMDA Demographic Information addendum that will be used in conjunction with the current URLA was also announced. In summary, lenders may choose to use the new URLA starting July 1, 2019. However, the GSEs will not require it until on or after February 1, 2020 for new loan applications.
 
We’re aware of the new timelines and are working with the GSEs to not only implement the new URLA, but also the associated Uniform Loan Application Dataset (ULAD).  We are also assessing the impacts that these changes will have on our partner integrations, including the AUS engines used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Our plan is to make the new URLA available for testing by the start of Q4 2019. We be releasing the required updates to the demographic information addendum by the end of the year. Read Fannie Mae’s recent announcement to learn more. 

Encompass 17.4 has landed and is ready to handle HMDA

Fully loaded and HMDA/UCD ready, Encompass 17.4 is here and ready to deliver. You get:

     •   Thorough support for 2018 HMDA changes
     •   Correspondent trade enhancements
     •   The ability to complete check boxes, radio buttons, and text boxes in electronic
         documents

Learn more – read the release notes.

All-in-one intelligent automation for a changing industry

Mortgages today need to move at digital speed. Every aspect – from marketing and lead generation, application, and all the way through to closing and investor delivery – needs to move fast, stay compliant, and meet homeowners’ and investors’ demands. Watch our recently recorded webinar, All-in-One Intelligent Automation for a Changing Industry, to learn how the industry is inviting change and what Ellie Mae is doing to shape it.
Connect, innovate, & have some fun: Join Ellie Mae Elite

Here’s a new way to connect with Encompass users and innovators. Ellie Mae Elite is an online community where engagement and education happens. You’ll be interacting with other users during product discussions, fine-tuning your skill set, suggesting content for our training tracks, getting advanced notice about events, and taking quizzes to test your product knowledge. It’s a place to get involved, share ideas, and network with other Encompass users . Sign up now and connect with the Elite.
How well do you know millennial homebuyers?  Find out in our new eBook

Millennial homebuying is shrouded in myth and misperception, but here’s an important truth: this demographic represents 35% of all new homebuyers – the largest of any generation. But lenders are letting their misconceptions get in the way of reality. Bust the myths. Get our free eBook, and learn about where, why, and how millennials are getting mortgages and what you can do to connect with this market.
HMDA: It’s heading right for you, but we’ve got you covered

HMDA is heading this way fast. Be ready before it gets here. The Ellie Mae Resource Center is loaded with HMDA readiness resources, webinars and education tools – including the Encompass 17.4 Release Webinar covering the latest on Encompass support for 2018 HMDA reporting information.  HMDA and UCD – The Ellie Mae Resource Center is your one-stop shop for getting ahead of these big changes.
New on the Idea Center: Opening the door for your brilliance

We just streamlined the Idea Center voting process so it is easier to make your ideas happen. Now, when idea reaches 35 votes, it will be considered as a possible addition to our product roadmap. The Idea Center is a forum where you share ideas with the Encompass user community and interact with Encompass product experts. And it’s your opportunity to make Encompass even better. Access the Idea Center today and join in on the discussion.
Land Gorilla construction loan software now Integrated in Encompass

Land Gorilla, the leading construction loan management software provider, is now available in Encompass. This seamless integration allows users to successfully manage renovation, construction-only, and construction-to-perm loan types from start to finish. Land Gorilla’s Construction Loan Manager™ offers essential draw management, servicing system, and compliance tools to help streamline your post-closing loan management workflow. Benefits include:

     •   One-click loan onboarding & document transfer
     •   Complete compliance toolset
     •   Draw Management
     •   Expandable features for Encompass developers

     •   Interim loan servicing setup

Land Gorilla’s focus is on offering construction loan management solutions to mitigate risk and radically improve the construction loan management workflow for all of the parties involved in a project.

Streamline construction lending with Built software integrated in Encompass

Built, a leading provider of construction lending software, has integrated with Encompass to allow users to efficiently manage construction loans. Built’s platform allows lenders to collaborate with borrowers, builders, and draw inspectors, offering transparency to everyone involved in the construction process. Built’s software empowers lenders to manage construction and remodeling loans with more transparency, reduced administrative burden, and offer a best-in-class digital experience. With a simple click, Encompass users, can experience a streamlined construction lending process from pre-closing throughout the entire construction process.
SettlementOne’s appraisal management services available in Encompass

SettlementOne’s appraisal management platform allows users to order appraisals and manage the entire process from within Encompass. Not only will lenders enjoy streamlined fulfillment, reduced turn-times and unparalleled levels of support, but they will also receive seamless access to industry experts who understand their goals as lenders and care about improving their business. While the technology allows immediate access to all-in-one ordering, the people behind each order at SettlementOne make the real difference.
 
Learn how partnering with SettlementOne not only gives you access to cutting-edge appraisal technology, but an entire team of mortgage experts with a sole focus of helping you complete more appraisals and fund more loans.

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