Mortgage Risk: A Blueprint for Smarter Origination offers practical guidance on risk assessment and a vision on how to improve the industry. It captures and expands on the oral tradition of underwriting precepts. It advocates for judgment skills over process steps. In an organized and easily readable format, Mortgage Risk Blueprint delves into borrower and property analysis, introducing useful concepts such as financial management, mainstream housing, representative income and asset-based borrowers. It also includes chapters on the meltdown, underwriting management and loan officers. It’s a perfect gift for your favorite underwriter, yourself or anyone curious.