Careers
Underwriter
Fulfillment
Retail
4/11/2018
Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA

Underwriter
 
Stearns Lending, LLC is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. The company was ranked as the #3 Wholesale Lender nationwide by Inside Mortgage Finance in 2016.*
 
If you are interested in joining an exciting team where excellence and customer service are a fundamental part of the culture, Stearns Lending, LLC is the place for you!
 
At Stearns, we consider all employees an everyday hero and we are always looking for OUTRAGEOUSLY TALENTED® individuals to join our team.
 
Job Summary:
Stearns Lending, LLC is currently hiring for Underwriters to work in our Lewisville, TX office. 
As an Underwriter you will be responsible for managing and monitoring daily workflow of your files and be an expert on agency loan guidelines and Stearns Lending, LLC internal underwriting procedures. Underwriter must make sound decisions on loans regarding credit worthiness of borrowers while working closely with Retail MLO’s, Wholesale Brokers, and operations staff. 
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • As an Underwriter you will be responsible for managing and monitoring daily workflow of your files and be an expert on agency loan guidelines and Stearns internal underwriting procedures.
  • Underwriter must make sound decisions on loans regarding credit worthiness of borrowers while working closely with Retail MLO’s, Wholesale Brokers, and operations staff.
 
Desired Skills, Experience, or Education:
 
Our ideal candidate will possess; 
  • Minimum of 4 years’ current conventional and government underwriting experience in a wholesale or retail environment 
  • DE / SARS / LAPP designation preferred
  • Current knowledge of RESPA and MDIA regulations 
  • Strong knowledge in “A” Paper, FNMA/FHLM; FHA/VA programs beneficial 
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, Desktop Underwriter, Loan Prospector, and Calyx Point. 
  • 4 years AUS experience. 
  • Working knowledge of “DataTrac” is a plus 
  • Demonstrate high volume productivity. 
  • Must be detail oriented, organized and work efficiently under pressure. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Demonstrate an OUTSTANDING level of customer service skills. 
  • Work independently and be “self-motivated”. 
 
Stearns Lending is an equal housing lender and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Stearns Lending is an approved HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) lender; a Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association); and an approved Seller/Servicer for Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Stearns Lending is also approved as a VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs) lender, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) lender, and is an approved lending institution with FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Stearns Lending, LLC is located at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Company NMLS# 1854.
For more information, visit www.stearns.com.
 
 

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