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Good Reads for Great Causes

By Laura Haverty | July 14, 2016

Industry Voice: Upping Our Expertise in Home-buyer EducationFannie Mae was honored last fall to contribute a chapter to The Mortgage Professional's Handbook: The New Standard Industry Reference. Publication of the three-volume resource was in February. (Link for more information or to order:

Jess Lederman and Tomasz Lasota edited the handbook, which features contributions from participants throughout the mortgage industry. Each volume is priced at $65; the complete set goes for $135.

The handbook’s publishers describe the work as the “first comprehensive multi-volume resource since the meltdown on every aspect of the mortgage business.” They say it’s targeted to anyone “involved in production, secondary marketing, operations, compliance, technology, and finance.”

  • Volume I: Industry Overviews and Loan Production
  • Volume II: Technology, Operations, Servicing, and Compliance
  • Volume III: Capital Markets and Financial Management

All profits go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute of Cambridge, MA, the foremost nonprofit biotechnology organization dedicated to finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease; the ALS Association; The Mortgage Bankers Association's Opens Doors program for families with seriously ill children; and MYHouse, which helps homeless youth.

The publishers say they sold more than 1,200 volumes just during the first four months of availability, raising over $60,000 for the charities.